Carrie Fisher Inducted As A Disney Legend At D23


"The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor our company can bestow on an individual, reserved for those few who have truly made an indelible mark on the history of The Walt Disney Company", said Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger.

Fisher and Hamill's presentations came toward the end of the Legends Awards presentation at D23, which honored nine others, including Stan Lee, Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg.

Personal items including jewellery, artwork and collectables will now belong to Billie, and she will also gain the rights to her mother's public image and likeness, as well as her intellectual property rights including ongoing proceeds from Carrie's books, specials, trademarks and copyrights.

Disney chief Bob Iger spoke of her "talent, wit and friendship" and decribed Fisher's final Star Wars performance as "legendary".

She's a host of "The View", which airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on Disney-owned ABC. His son Neal Kirby accepts the award on his behalf.

"Disney and I go way back, since I was a little kid, I mean way back", Goldberg, 61, said in a statement. "I loved her. We were like siblings".

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She continued, "Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an fantastic moment for her. To think that today I'm standing here in the home that Disney is so thrilling".

Mark Hamill - who played Fisher's brother in Star Wars - had some kind amusing words for the original space princess.

"Getting to be a Disney princess and a Legend would have been her ultimate dream", the letter read.

"The super cool space sis I have in Carrie Francis Fisher". Lourd is filming "American Horror Story" and could not attend the event in person. "The good and the bad!" he added. "There was a comfort level with each other, we could rely on each other, and there was a deep respect". Oprah opened her remarks with a wholehearted "hello.' Then in classic #Oprah Winfrey style, Oprah shared an account that occurred during her dinner the night before while she was a guest of Disney World". "If she was here, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already".

The other recipients included Lee collaborator and comics great Jack Kirby, director Garry Marshall, musical director Julie Taymor, animation director Clyde Geronimi, Disney comics artist Manuel Gonzales, and animatronics expert Wayne Jackson.