Monday, 25 September, 2017

Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee & Whoopi Goldberg honoured as Disney Legends

Disney Legend: Whoopi Goldberg gets honor WATCH: Mark Hamill remembers Carrie Fisher at D23 Expo 2017
Edmund Wade | 16 July, 2017, 00:40

And since Lourd couldn't be present either due to obligations filming American Horror Story, Disney chairman Bob Iger read it for her. "Carrie Fisher was an original, and there never will be another", he said before launching into Billie's speech.

"Disney and I go way back, since I was a little kid, I mean way back", Goldberg, 61, said in a statement. "We miss her talent and wit".

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd penned a touching acceptance speech for her late mother on Friday.

Ever since Carrie Fisher suddenly passed away this last December, there have been many attractive tributes in her honor. In it, Billie recalls memories of visiting Disneyland as a young girl with her mom.

Established in 1987, the Disney Legends Awards used to be an annual private event. The announcement says by adding Disney Legend to her honors, she becomes the only "LEGOT" in the world.

Carrie starred in the Star Wars films as Princess Leia. "The good and the bad!" Lourd went on to explain that for Fisher becoming a Disney Legend was nearly as good as being a Disney Princess. "I am beyond grateful to Mr. Iger and everyone at Disney for this incredible honor". At this weekend's D23 Expo, a reception was thrown to honor this year's inductees, with Carrie Fisher's tribute being one of the most emotional of the whole event. I know if she was here this morning, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already, so thank you all so much. We'd have huge fights, [saying] "You're such a phoney, ' but we loved each other and what a great thrill it was to come back for 'The Force Awakens" at that time in our lives. "There was a comfort level with each other".

The seven other newly inaugurated Legends were Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, the directors Julie Taymor and Garry Marshall, animator Clyde Geromini, comic artist Manuel Gonzales, and theme park designer Wayne Jackson.

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