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Carrie Fisher on the impact of dad’s death on his exes

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Fisher, whose HBO special ‘Wishful Drinking’ debuted last Sunday, talked to the ‘Los Angeles Times’ about a variety of topics recently, including her dedicating the show to her late father, singer Eddie Fisher.

He had been a huge star in the ’50s when he was married to Carrie’s mom, Debbie Reynolds of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ fame.

But his popularity took a huge hit after he left Reynolds for the recently widowed Elizabeth Taylor back in 1958. He was also an absentee father to his children with Reynolds, Carrie and Todd.

Carrie was asked in the ‘Times’ interview how her mom and Miss Taylor reacted to Eddie Fisher’s recent death.

“People would come up to my mom and go, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss.’ She’d say, ‘What do you mean, the one 50 years ago?’ For my mother, my father who as not a good parent and certainly not a co-parent. And she had some compassion for him, because he was not that well before his death.”

And Taylor?

“When I told Elizabeth, she cried. … I said to her ‘Well, you know he loved you.’ She said, ‘He did?’ It was darling.”

Taylor married Fisher but left him after she fell in love with her ‘Cleopatra’ co-star Richard Burton.

To read more from this article go to Greg In Hollywood.

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