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The mom and daughter — who died one day apart — shared extraordinary lives
By Kate Hogan
Updated December 30, 2016 at 11:15am EDT
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Carrie Fisher gazes up at her parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher not long after her birth on Oct. 21, 1956.
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The young Fisher family in happier times.
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A smiling Carrie with her proud parents. Her brother Todd joined the family in 1958.
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Baby Carrie with mom Debbie in the late 1950s.
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Carrie scores a smooch from her dad while playing with a candy cane.
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An animated Carrie joins her mom for an interview in 1959.
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Debbie brings a teenage Carrie on a night out in 1972.
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Carrie and her brother Todd wish their mom well backstage at the 1973 Broadway premiere of her musical Irene.
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The trio in 1973, at a New York City party celebrating Irene.
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The mother-daughter duo at a New York City event for Reynolds's movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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At the 11th annual American Comedy Awards in L.A. in 1997, at which Reynolds was honored.
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Also in 1997, the two go cheek-to-cheek backstage at the Academy Awards.
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Together, the stars honor another famous face in Atlanta at the "Jane. Well Done. A Celebrity Roast of Jane Fonda" in 2006.
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Though the pair went through a period during which they didn't speak to one another, before their deaths, they'd grown particularly close again.
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Mom and daughter arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2011.
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Granddaughter and actress Billie Lourd joins in on the family fun at a Paley Center for Media event in L.A. in 2011.
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Fisher joins her mom for a preview of her auction in North Hollywood in 2014.
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At the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Fisher presented her mother with the Life Achievement Award.
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A glowing Reynolds backstage at the 2015 SAG Awards with her daughter and granddaughter.
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