Goldberg, who belongs to the elite group of artistes who are called EGOT, recipients of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, added another feather to her cap and that is Disney Legend, making her the one and only LEGOT recipient. Among the awardees this year was Carrie herself, whose daughter Billie Lourd sent a letter for Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger to read out at the ceremony. We went to Disneyland so much that I now realise she might have even loved it more than I did.
"We all miss her talent, her wit and her friendship", he said to the crowd at the biennial celebration of all things Disney.
"To me he was more than a man, he was an inspiration", he said. The Star Wars universe won't be the same without General Leia, that's for sure.
The D23 paid homage to Winfrey and her long history of work in the movies and television.
She has also guest voiced, alongside Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton, on Disney Junior's intergalactic animated series Miles From Tomorrowland, and had a recurring role as Magic Mirror on Disney Channel's The 7D.
Mark Hamill, who also received the same prestigious award, shared a message to his Star Wars co-star as well. Iger read out a letter from her daughter, the actress Billie Lourd, who is now filming the FX series "American Horror Story". "I loved her and we were like siblings".
"The super cool space sis I have in Carrie Francis Fisher". "I know if Carrie was here this morning, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already", Hamill joked, fondly remembering his co-star. 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.
Fans will get to see Fisher's final performance when The Last Jedi lands in theaters December 15.