People.com Entertainment Movies Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's Sweetest Moments Together The mom and daughter — who died one day apart in 2016 — shared extraordinary lives By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 28, 2021 12:58 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 19 George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Carrie Fisher gazes up at her parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher not long after her birth on Oct. 21, 1956. 02 of 19 ZUMA Press/MEGA The young Fisher family in happier times. 03 of 19 ZUMA Press/MEGA A smiling Carrie with her proud parents. Her brother Todd joined the family in 1958. 04 of 19 Jack Albin/Getty Baby Carrie with mom Debbie in the late 1950s. 05 of 19 ZUMA Press/MEGA Carrie scores a smooch from her dad while playing with a candy cane. 06 of 19 Getty Images An animated Carrie joins her mom for an interview in 1959. 07 of 19 Dove/Evening Standard/Getty Debbie brings a teenage Carrie on a night out in 1972. 08 of 19 Ron Galella/WireImage Carrie and her brother Todd wish their mom well backstage at the 1973 Broadway premiere of her musical Irene. 09 of 19 Tim Boxer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images The trio in 1973, at a New York City party celebrating Irene. 10 of 19 Ron Galella/WireImage The mother-daughter duo at a New York City event for Reynolds's movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown. 11 of 19 Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty At the 11th annual American Comedy Awards in L.A. in 1997, at which Reynolds was honored. 12 of 19 Ron Wolfson/Getty Also in 1997, the two go cheek-to-cheek backstage at the Academy Awards. 13 of 19 Erik Lesser/Getty Together, the stars honor another famous face in Atlanta at the "Jane. Well Done. A Celebrity Roast of Jane Fonda" in 2006. 14 of 19 Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic 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. 15 of 19 Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Mom and daughter arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2011. 16 of 19 Brian To/FilmMagic Granddaughter and actress Billie Lourd joins in on the family fun at a Paley Center for Media event in L.A. in 2011. 17 of 19 Earl Gibson III/WireImage Fisher joins her mom for a preview of her auction in North Hollywood in 2014. 18 of 19 At the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Fisher presented her mother with the Life Achievement Award. 19 of 19 Kevin Mazur/WireImage A glowing Reynolds backstage at the 2015 SAG Awards with her daughter and granddaughter.