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'Star Wars: Episode VII' begins filming

'Star Wars: Episode VII' begins filming

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" began last week, and the cast is almost completely assembled.
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

March 18 (UPI) -- Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first official plot details of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" film.
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Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

March 16 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has supposedly met with "Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams.
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Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The original "Star Wars" actor answered fan questions during a Reddit Q&A session on Wednesday.
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Chewbacca actor tweets retro collection of behind-the-scenes 'Star Wars' photos

Chewbacca actor tweets retro collection of behind-the-scenes 'Star Wars' photos

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Peter Mayhew surprised "Star Wars" fans with a huge collection of vintage set photos.
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Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

Cher, Bryan Cranston lend voices to Autism Speaks campaign

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jim Parsons and Mark Hamill are lending their voices to the "Sound Off for Autism Speaks" fundraising campaign.
Saoirse Ronan says she auditioned for 'Star Wars'

Saoirse Ronan says she auditioned for 'Star Wars'

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New York-born Irish actress Saoirse Ronan says she has auditioned for Hollywood's "Star Wars: Episode VII," but she declined to say for which role she is vying.
John Williams to return as 'Star Wars' composer for 'Episode VII'

John Williams to return as 'Star Wars' composer for 'Episode VII'

HOLLYWOOD, July 28 (UPI) -- John Williams, who wrote the music for all past Star Wars films, will compose the score for "Star Wars: Episode VII," producers said in Germany.
George Lucas wins Daytime Emmy Award

George Lucas wins Daytime Emmy Award

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Writer-director-producer George Lucas won a Daytime Emmy Award in Los Angeles Sunday night for his animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
George Lucas talks 'Star Wars VII' casting

George Lucas talks 'Star Wars VII' casting

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are in talks to star in a seventh installment of the Hollywood franchise.
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Carrie Fisher confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' role

Carrie Fisher confirms 'Star Wars: Episode VII' role

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Carrie Fisher has confirmed to Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated she will appear in the upcoming seventh "Star Wars" picture.

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Carrie Fisher out of hospital after bipolar episode

Carrie Fisher out of hospital after bipolar episode

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Carrie Fisher's publicist says the U.S. actress and writer is out of the hospital and feeling better after a bipolar episode aboard a cruise ship.
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Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and lecturer. She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge, for which she wrote the screenplay to the film of the same name, and her autobiography Wishful Drinking.

Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Her paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants, but she was raised Protestant. Her younger brother is Todd Fisher and her half-sisters are actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Joely and Tricia's mother is the singer/actress Connie Stevens.

When Carrie Fisher was two, her parents divorced. Her father married actress Elizabeth Taylor. The following year, her mother married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl, who secretly spent her life savings. It was assumed from an early age that Carrie would go into the family show business, and she began appearing with her mother in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 12. She attended Beverly Hills High School, but she left to join her mother on the road. She appeared as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene (1973) starring her mother.

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