Friday, 24 November, 2017

Billie Lourd Accepts Carrie Fisher's Disney Legends Award With Touching Speech

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Kayla Schwartz | 15 July, 2017, 05:36

Fisher died December 27 at 60, and her induction struck an emotional chord among those in the audience.

Although the 24-year-old actress couldn't be at the ceremony in person on Friday (July 14), her speech was read by Disney CEO Bob Iger while bestowing Carrie with the Disney Legends Award.

"I loved her. And we were like siblings, the good and the bad".

Fisher - who died at the age of 60 in December - and her co-star have been friends since they played twins Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the epic sci-fi saga, starting with "Star Wars Episode V: A New Hope" in 1977. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream. What's better than this for a Disney-phile? "I know if she was here today, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already".

"I would love to give my deepest respects for the super-cool space sis I have in Carrie Frances Fisher", said a visibly moved Hamill, 65.

Star Wars creator George Lucas had his turn in 2015. They had been married almost 70 years.

As a Disney Legend, Mark joins the likes of Tim Allen, Lea Salonga, Anika Noni Rose, and Dick Van Dyke, who were honored with the award for their contributions to The Walt Disney Company.

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He had an NFL-best 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns and 32 catches for 363 yards with one receiving touchdown. His performance previous year garnered him Pro Bowl and All-Pro First Team honors.

Kirby's son Neil, who collected his late father's award on his behalf, paid his condolences to Lee and his family.

Calling him "more than a man", Stan told fans, "He was an inspiration".

"She might have even loved it more than I did.

Were incredibly proud to call her a Disney Legend", Iger added.

While the names of all the honorees were previously announced, veteran actress Whoopi Goldberg was revealed as a surprise Disney legend at the prestigious ceremony hosted by the companys CEO and chairman Bob Iger.

First up was Winfrey, who spoke fondly of the honor, calling it a tribute to "the common experience that we share".

Fisher, daughter of actor Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, died from sleep apnoea and other causes.

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