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Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Carrie Fisher, Harry Connick Jr., and more

Sister Carrie
Thanks so much for the cover story on Carrie Fisher (Sept. 28). In a town filled with egomaniacs, Carrie’s self-deprecating wit and vulnerability are not only refreshing, they add to her already considerable attractiveness. Anyone who would give her up in favor of a ”sweet young thing” should surrender their brain.
— Cindy Lillibridge
Cranston, R.I.

The cover story on Carrie Fisher was insightful. Margot Dougherty paints Fisher’s words onto the page in a wonderful manner. The one thing that gets me is that Fisher is never portrayed as one of Hollywood’s more beautiful actresses. If this story were about Michelle Pfeiffer or Julia Roberts, there would have been elaborate details about golden hair and pouty lips. I think Ms. Fisher is underrated in the looks department by the Hollywood press. Hey, Carrie, you get my vote for best-looking movie star.
— Scott Franco
Lewistown, Pa.

The delightful article about witty Carrie Fisher brings me to ask, whatever happened to Mark Hamill? Fisher and Harrison Ford have gone on to high-powered careers from Star Wars, but the movie’s hero, Luke Skywalker, has apparently returned to his galaxy far, far away.

Please, in an upcoming issue, tell your audience just what happened to Mark. He was certainly as good an actor as both Ford and Fisher, and I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering where he has gone.
— Patricia Mendius
Los Alamos, N.M.

Mark Hamill has just finished shooting Black Magic Woman, a romantic thriller from Trimark Pictures, due to be released in January 1991. He plays a womanizing Los Angeles art dealer whose life is disrupted by a lover’s curse. The film also features Apollonia and Amanda Wyss.

Make His Day
I was annoyed — even offended — by Owen Gleiberman’s review of White Hunter, Black Heart (Sept. 28). It wasn’t his opinion of the film that bothered me as much as his condescending attitude regarding its director and star, Clint Eastwood. It’s one thing to say Eastwood is miscast or gives a bad performance. But Gleiberman can see him only as ”Dirty Harry,” a macho lunkhead trying to be sophisticated. He sneers, ”Half the time I wasn’t convinced Eastwood understood everything he was saying.”

Come off it. Read any interview with Eastwood. He’s no intellectual, but he’s a thoughtful man who knows whht he’s doing. Or better yet, watch — with an open mind — almost any of the films he’s directed.
— Eddie Hegstrom
Perry, Iowa

Her Heart Belongs to Harry
Thank you and more for your review this summer of Harry Connick Jr.’s music. Those who have seen and heard Harry know that no words can convey this young man’s enormous talent. Those who have not yet discovered him are in for a treat. Harry’s stage performances and records are electrifying. I see on your jazz chart (Sept. 28) that he has reached number one — naturally!
— Joyce Erickson
Orinda, Calif.