#5. A cool story about a lamp

Fisher did a ton of writing for the short-lived and prohibitively expensive The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles:

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And, she recounts in her memoir/soloplay Wishful Drinking that her best memory of George Lucas was working on that show:

“He bought me a lamp for doing it. And Sean Lennon broke it.”

Anecdotes like that are ones only that Carrie Fisher could tell.

#6. She almost married Dan Aykroyd

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The two were briefly engaged in between her on-again/off-again stints with singer/songwriter Paul Simon, and the story of how that happened is incredible:

“I almost choked on some kind of vegetable that I shouldn’t have been eating: Brussels sprouts!…

So he had to give me the Heimlich maneuver. He saved my life, and then he asked me to marry him.

And, I thought…’Wow, what if that happens again? I should probably marry him.'”

She got back together with Paul Simon, and the marriage never happened.