I’d like to broaden the definition of addiction—and also retire the scientific idea that all addictions are pathological and harmful.
Since the beginning of formal diagnostics more than fifty years ago, the compulsive pursuit of gambling, food, and sex (known as non-substance rewards) have not been regarded as addictions.
Reynolds and Karl divorced in 1973, when Fisher was 17 years old.
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” Albert Einstein reportedly said.
Fisher was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Frankly, I'm really only impressed when an attractive, socially-astute, clever person doesn't inadvertently try it or just give in out of curiosity. At any rate, per MSNBC.com, some people feel VERY differently.Her father's third marriage, to actress Connie Stevens, resulted in the births of Fisher's two half-sisters, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.In 1960, her mother married Harry Karl, owner of a chain of shoe stores.Also surviving are 8 nieces: Kay Hopkins, Lorrie Saar, Barbara Ashley, Amy Fisher, Sonya Jones, Cindy Kline, Sharon Stafford and Jeanne Young along with several great-nieces and nephews. She was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.