Reynolds, Fisher honoured with humour, music
LAUGHTER, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.
There were few tears throughout the two-hour ceremony on Saturday, which honoured the mother-daughter duo’s impact on film, culture and those who knew them with a mix of photos, videos, and anecdotes that kept the audience laughing and applauding.
Todd Fisher led the ceremony, which he said was intended to give
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Hundreds of fans — some wearing Star Wars attire — attended the publicceremonythatfeaturedfamily photos and Reynolds’ final interview reflecting on her life and philanthropy, and one of Fisher’s high school friends sharing her off-colour emails to him.
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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performing at Debbie Reynolds’s and Carrie Fisher’s memorial.