Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher. Introduced in the original Star Wars film in 1977, Leia is princess of the planet Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and an agent of the Rebel Alliance, she thwarts the sinister Sith Lord Darth Vader and helps bring about the destruction of the Empire's cataclysmic superweapon, the Death Star. In The Empire Strikes Back, Leia commands a Rebel base and evades Vader as she falls in love with the smuggler, Han Solo. In Return of the Jedi, Leia leads the operation to rescue Han from the crime lord Jabba the Hutt, is revealed to be Vader's daughter and the twin sister of Luke Skywalker; the prequel film Revenge of the Sith establishes that the twins' mother is Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who dies after childbirth. Leia is adopted by Queen Breha Organa of Alderaan. In The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Leia is the founder and General of the Resistance against the First Order.
She and Han have a son named Ben, who adopted the name Kylo Ren after turning to the dark side of the Force. In the Star Wars Legends series of novels and video games, which are set in an alternate continuity, Leia continues her adventures with Han and Luke after Return of the Jedi, fighting Imperial resurgences and new threats to the galaxy, she becomes the Chief of State of the New Republic and a Jedi Master, is the mother to three children by Han: Jaina and Anakin Solo. One of the more popular Star Wars characters, Leia has been called a 1980s icon, a feminist hero and model for other adventure heroines, she has appeared in many derivative works and merchandising, has been referenced or parodied in several TV shows and films. Her "cinnamon buns" hairstyle from Star Wars and metal bikini from Return of the Jedi have become cultural icons. Leia was created by Star Wars creator George Lucas, who in 1999 explained his early development of the main characters: The first talked about a princess and an old general.
The second version involved a father, his son, his daughter. Now the daughter has become Mark Hamill's character. There was the story of two brothers where I transformed one of them into a sister; the older brother was imprisoned, the young sister had to rescue him and bring him back to their dad. In the rough draft of Star Wars, Leia is the spoiled teenage daughter of King Kayos and Queen Breha of Aquilae, with two brothers and Windy. Leia was at one point "the daughter of Owen Lars and his wife Beru... Luke's cousin–together they visit the grave of his mother, who perished with his father on a planet destroyed by the Death Star." A story synopsis establishes Leia as "Leia Antilles", the daughter of Bail Antilles from the peaceful world of Organa Major. In the fourth draft it was established. Fisher was 19 when she was cast as Princess Leia, with actresses including Amy Irving, Cindy Williams and Jodie Foster up for the role. In 2014, InkTank reported that the extended list of "more than two dozen actresses" who had auditioned for Leia included Glenn Close, Farrah Fawcett, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sigourney Weaver, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Anjelica Huston, Kim Basinger, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis and Meryl Streep.
Asked about Streep in 2015, Fisher said, "I've never heard that one. But Jodie Foster was up for it... that one I knew the most. Amy Irving and Jodie, and I got it."The second draft of the Return of the Jedi screenplay contained dialogue in which Obi-Wan tells Luke he has a twin sister. She and their mother were "sent to the protection of friends in a distant system; the mother died shortly thereafter, Luke's sister was adopted by Ben's friends, the governor of Alderaan and his wife." Fisher explained in 1983: "Leia's real father left her mother when she was pregnant, so her mother married this King Organa. I was adopted and grew up set apart from other people because I was a princess."Composer John Williams created a musical leitmotif for Leia which recurs throughout the Star Wars saga. "Princess Leia's Theme" was recorded as a concert suite for the score of the 1977 film. Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly describes Leia as a "diplomat, warrior, undercover agent". Mark Edlitz calls her "a smart, brave diplomat and warrior" in The Huffington Post.
Fisher told Rolling Stone in 1983:There are a lot of people who don't like my character in these movies. She has no family. From the first film, she was just front line and center; the only way they knew to make the character strong was to make her angry. In Return of the Jedi, she gets to be more supportive, more affectionate, she said in 2014: I would rather have played Han Solo. When I first read the script I thought that's the part to be, always sardonic. He's always that. I feel like a lot of the time Leia's either pissed or, thank God, sort of snarky, but I'm much more worried and pissed than Han Solo was, those aren't fun things to play... I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt, they asked me on the day. No! That's the best time I had as an actor, and the only reason to go into acting is. Introduced in the original 1977 film Star Wars, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan is a member of the Imperial Senate, she is captured by Darth Vader on board
Thomas Williams (writer)
Thomas Williams was an American novelist. He won one U. S. National Book Award for Fiction—The Hair of Harold Roux split the 1975 award with Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers—and his last published novel, Moon Pinnace, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1926, Williams' family moved to New Hampshire when he was a child and he spent most of his life working and writing in that state, although he attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Chicago, studied in Paris. For most of his career he taught at the University of New Hampshire, published eight novels during his lifetime, his students included among them John Irving. Irving wrote an introduction to a posthumous collection of Williams's collected stories, New Hampshire. Williams lived in Durham, NH and died of lung cancer at a hospital in Dover, NH when he was 63. Williams is the father of writer and novelist Ann Joslin Williams, the author of a collection of linked stories called The Woman in the Woods, which won the 2005 Spokane Prize.
Joslin Williams' first novel Down From Cascom Mountain, was published in 2011. Like her father, she attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a Professor at the University of New Hampshire; because he'd received one of the major US book awards in 1975 and because he was admired as a university writing instructor, Thomas Williams was a figure of some regard during the 1970s and 1980s when it seems his reputation had reached its peak. Today, Williams continues to be remembered and admired among many writers and student of the craft, but into the 21st century he remains all but unknown to the general reading public. All of his books were out of print until 2011, when The Hair of Harold Roux was reissued, sparking a renewed interest in his work. Stephen King, who had earlier dedicated his 1993 story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes to Williams, said in a 2011 interview that The Hair of Harold Roux has remained, over the years, one of his favorite books, one he returns to "again and again." FictionCeremony of Love.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Town Burning. New York: Macmillan. Anchor Books, 1988. ISBN 978-0-385-24250-9 The Night of Trees. New York: Macmillan. Ampersand Press & Small Press Distribution. Introduction by John Irving. ISBN 978-0-935331-09-7 A High New House. New York: Dial Press – Williams received the "Dial Press Fellowship Award for Fiction" for this collection of short stories Whipple's Castle: An American Novel. New York: Random House. Anchor Books, 1988. ISBN 978-0-385-24249-3 The Hair of Harold Roux. New York: Random House Tsuga's Children. New York: Random House ISBN 0-394-49731-7 The Followed Man. New York, NY: Richard Marek ISBN 978-0-399-90025-9 Moon Pinnace. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. Anchor Books, 1988. ISBN 978-0-385-24247-9Posthumous publicationsLeah, New Hampshire: The Collected Stories of Thomas Williams. New York: William Morrow and Company. Graywolf Press, 1993. Introduction by John Irving; the Hair of Harold Roux. Bloomsbury USA with an Introduction by Andre Dubus III, Afterword by Ann Joslin Williams.
ISBN 978-1-60819-583-1 Gun People – includes a profile of Williams where he discusses his interest in hunting and its relevance to his writings. "National Book Awards Acceptance Speech". Nationalbook.org. Retrieved 2012-01-14. – – – text of Williams' acceptance speech after receiving the 1975 National Book Award for The Hair of Harold Roux "1975 National Book Awards Fiction Winners - Author's Site". Www.nbafictionblog.org. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2012-01-14
Roy Orbison discography
Roy Orbison was an American singer-songwriter who found the most success in the early rock and roll era from 1956 to 1964. He enjoyed a resurgence in the late 1980s with chart success as a member of the Traveling Wilburys and with his Mystery Girl album which included the hit single "You Got It". At the height of his popularity, 22 of Orbison's songs placed on the US Billboard Top 40 chart, six peaked in the top five, including two number one hits. In the UK, Orbison scored ten top-10 hits between 1966, including three No. 1 singles. Born and raised in Texas, Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. According to the official Roy Orbison discography by Marcel Riesco, Orbison's first release was in March 1956 on the Je-Wel label, he broke into professional music under Sam Phillips at Sun Records in the summer of 1956, but found only marginal success there. After a couple years writing for other musicians, Orbison recorded several songs at Monument Records under producer Fred Foster starting in 1959.
With Foster and his frequent songwriting partners Joe Melson and Bill Dees tailored many of Orbison's songs for his unique voice. After his biggest hit in 1964, "Oh, Pretty Woman", Orbison continued to record and chart intermittently in the UK, but it was not until 1987 that he again found the level of popular worldwide success he had known in the early 1960s, when his original recording of "In Dreams" was used in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet; the following year, Orbison co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Lynne produced Orbison's final album Mystery Girl, released posthumously in February 1989; this discography shows main official U. S. and U. K. releases. According to Riesco's official Orbison discography, there were numerous international single and album releases of importance like the German "San Fernando" b/w "Mama". There are hundreds of greatest hits of Roy Orbison released internationally. Below is a selection of all the compilation albums.
For a more complete list of compilation releases, see link. "Find My Baby for Me" – Sonny Burgess "I Was a Fool" – Ken Cook "Jenny" – Ken Cook "I Fell in Love" – Ken Cook "Rockabilly Gal" – Hayden Thompson "Greenback Dollar", "Watch and Chain" – Ray Harris "Cast Iron Arm" – Johnny Wilson "You've Got Love" – Johnny Wilson "Don't Do Me This Way" – Ricky Tucker "Patty Baby" – Ricky Tucker "Fools Like Me" – Jerry Lee Lewis "No One Really Cares" – Kris Jensen "Shook Up" – Joe Melson "Dance" – Joe Melson "I'm in a Blue Mood" – Conway Twitty "Tennessee Owns My Soul" – Bill Dees "I Belong to Him" – Jessi Colter with Waylon Jennings "Indian Summer" – Gatlin Brothers & Barry Gibb "Leah" – Bertie Higgins "Beyond the End" – Jimmy Buffett "Zombie Zoo" – Tom Petty "Life Fades Away" – Written by Glenn Danzig "Crying" – k.d. lang "Zigzag" on Zig Zag Amburn, Ellis. Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story. Carol Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8184-0518-X. Escott, CE. Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock'n' Roll.
New York, N. Y.: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-08199-5. Orbison, Roy Jr.. The Authorized Roy Orbison. Orbison, Wesley. New York, NY: Center Street. ISBN 978-1-478-97654-7. OCLC 1017566749. Riesco, Marcel. "The Official Roy Orbison U. S. Discography"; the Authorized Roy Orbison. New York, NY: Center Street. ISBN 978-1-478-97654-7. OCLC 1017566749
The Leah is a sculpture by Michelangelo of the Old Testament figure Leah. Like the Rachel, it was part of the final, 1542-1545 design for the tomb of Pope Julius II in San Pietro in Vincoli, on which it still remains. Umberto Baldini, Michelangelo scultore, Milano 1973. Marta Alvarez Gonzáles, Mondadori Arte, Milano 2007. ISBN 978-88-370-6434-1
Leah is the debut and only album released on 23 July 2001 by Australian pop singer, Leah Haywood. It was meant to be titled off one of the tracks, "My Own Thing" but was changed close to the release date. A track, "One Word", was used on the second Australian soundtrack release of the American TV show, Dawson's Creek. Leah received positive reviews from music critics. All of the tracks, except of "Take a Chance", were co-written by Haywood and other songwriters and producers including, Paul Begaud and Jorgen Eloffson; the run times for the tracks "Just to Make You", "One Word", "Missing You" and "Take a Chance" are below what is printed in the track listing. The track "Just to Make You" runs only for 3 minutes and 40 seconds instead 4 minutes and 10 seconds as stated in the list. Despite the track "Takin Back What's Mine" being stated as the "album version", there is no difference between the single released version and the one on the album. 1. We Think It's Love 2. Takin' Back What's Mine 3. My Own Thing 4.
Just To Make You 5. One Word 6. A Little Messed Up 7. Missing You 8. Sweet Baby Dreamer 9. Crazy 10. Summer Of Love 11; the Moment 12. Take A Chance Credits
Leah is described in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Laban. She and her younger sister Rachel became the two concurrent wives of Hebrew patriarch Jacob, she had six sons. She had a daughter, Dinah; the Torah introduces Leah by describing her with the phrase, "Leah had tender eyes". It is argued as to whether the adjective "tender" should be taken to mean "delicate and soft" or "weary"; the commentary of Rashi cites a Rabbinic interpretation of. According to this story, Leah was destined to marry Esau. In the Rabbinic mind, the two brothers are polar opposites, but people were saying, "Laban has two daughters and his sister, has two sons. The older daughter will marry the older son, the younger daughter will marry the younger son." Hearing this, Leah spent most of her time praying to God to change her destined mate. Thus the Torah describes her eyes as "soft" from weeping. God hearkens to Leah's tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob before Rachel does. Leah becomes Jacob's wife through a deception on the part of Laban.
In the Biblical account, Jacob is dispatched to the hometown of Laban—the brother of his mother Rebekah—to avoid being killed by his brother Esau, to find a wife. Out by the well, he encounters Laban's younger daughter Rachel tending her father's sheep, decides to marry her. Laban is willing to give Rachel's hand to Jacob as long. On the wedding night, Laban switches Leah for Rachel. Laban claims that it is uncustomary to give the younger daughter away in marriage before the older one. Laban offers to give Rachel to Jacob in marriage in return for another seven years of work. Jacob marries Rachel after the week-long celebration of his marriage to Leah. Leah is the mother of six of Jacob's sons, including his first four, two more, a daughter. According to the scriptures, God opened her womb as consolation. Seeing that she is unable to conceive, Rachel offers her handmaid Bilhah to Jacob, names and raises the two sons that Bilhah bears. Leah responds by offering her handmaid Zilpah to Jacob, names and raises the two sons that Zilpah bears.
According to some commentaries and Zilpah are half-sisters of Leah and Rachel. One day, Leah's firstborn son Reuben returns from the field with mandrakes for his mother. Leah has not conceived for a while, this plant, whose roots resemble the human body, is thought to be an aid to fertility. Frustrated that she is not able to conceive at all, Rachel offers to trade her night with their husband in return for the mandrakes. Leah agrees, that night she sleeps with Jacob and conceives Issachar. Afterwards she gives birth to a daughter, Dinah. After that, God remembers Rachel and gives her two sons and Benjamin. On a homiletical level, the classic Chassidic texts explain the sisters' rivalry as more than marital jealousy; each woman desired to grow spiritually in her avodat HaShem, therefore sought closeness to the tzadik, God's personal emissary in this world. By marrying Jacob and bearing his sons, who would be raised in the tzadik's home and continue his mission into the next generation, they would develop an closer relationship to God.
Therefore and Rachel each wanted to have as many of those sons as possible, going so far as to offer their handmaids as proxies to Jacob so they could have a share in the upbringing of their handmaids' sons, too. Each woman continually questioned whether she was doing enough in her personal efforts toward increased spirituality, would use the other's example to spur herself on. Rachel envied Leah's tearful prayers, by which she merited to marry the tzadik and bear six of his twelve sons; the Talmud says that Rachel revealed to Leah the secret signs which she and Jacob had devised to identify the veiled bride, because they both suspected Laban would pull such a trick. Leah died some time before Jacob, she is thought to be buried in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron alongside Jacob. This cave houses the graves of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah. According to this tree, Leah's husband Jacob is her first cousin, they are second cousins once removed. They are second cousins twice removed. In medieval Christian symbolism, Rachel was taken as a symbol of the contemplative Christian life, Leah as a symbol of the active life.
Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio includes a dream of Rachel and Leah, which inspired illustrations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others: "... in my dream, I seemed to see a woman both young and fair.
Sandy Leah Lima, known mononymously as Sandy, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Campinas, Sandy began her career in 1990, when she formed with her brother, musician Junior Lima, the vocal duo Sandy & Junior, they rose to fame in the early 1990s as child stars and reached the height of their success during teenage, as albums Era Uma Vez... Ao Vivo, As Quatro Estações, Quatro Estações: O Show and Sandy & Junior sold more than a million units, with the second and third being among the best-selling albums of all time in Brazil; the duo was credited for leading a wave of teen pop artists during the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the press labelling Sandy the Brazilian "Princess of Pop". The duo released their Acústico MTV in September that year. In addition to their success in the music industry, the sibling's name became a strong brand, with more than 300 licensed products which made R$300 million a year. After the duo's disbandment in December 2007, Sandy spent the next two years concentrating efforts on producing her debut solo album.
She dedicated herself to her personal life. In 2008, Sandy married musician Lucas Lima and graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas with a degree in languages and literature. In 2010, she released her debut solo album, preceded by lead single "Pés Cansados" and certified platinum by Pro-Música Brasil, her first concert tour as a solo artist was recorded in August 2011 and gave rise to her first video/live album, Manuscrito Ao Vivo, released in November that year. Sandy's second studio album, Sim reached number nine in Brazil. In 2016, she released her second live album, Meu Canto, preceded by lead single "Me Espera" and reached the top of PMB's DVD chart. In 2018, she released her third studio album, a collaborations project titled Nós, Eles; as an actress, she had leading roles in the television series Sandy & Junior and As Brasileiras, telenovela Estrela-Guia, films Acquária and Quando Eu Era Vivo. Sandy has been featured as a judge on two seasons of the reality competition television series Superstar.
Throughout her career, Sandy sold over 20 million albums and has earned numerous awards and accolades, including six Multishow Brazilian Music Award, three Melhores do Ano, one Latin Grammy Award nomination. She was considered one of the 100 most influential Brazilian personalities of 2013 by the Brazilian edition of Forbes magazine. Sandy was born to Noely Pereira and singer Durval de Lima, better known for his stage name, Xororó, her first name was inspired by Olivia Newton-John's character in the film Grease. Her parents started dating the day, she has Junior Lima. Sandy and Junior started playing musical instruments at an early age. Sandy & Junior performed as a duo for the first time in 1989 in Brazil. In 1990, they recorded their first album, Aniversário do Tatu, they first gained notoriety by being the children of Xororó from popular sertanejo duo Chitãozinho & Xororó. Sandy & Junior began by singing sertanejo/country-influenced tracks. Once they reached adolescence, they changed their style to pop-influenced songs ballads and upbeat songs.
They became a pop phenomenon in Brazil with the release of the albums Era Uma Vez - Ao Vivo, As Quatro Estações, Quatro Estações - O Show and Sandy & Junior, which sold more than 9 million copies together, receiving multiple diamond certificates. Época magazine compared their success to Beatlemania. Aiming for an international career, they released the album Internacional in 2002. To promote the album, they traveled to countries such as Germany, Italy, Chile, Puerto Rico and Spain. Billboard magazine praised the album, stating that "Everything is pleasant, beautifully done, mainstream; the strength here, though, is Sandy's sweet, bell-like voice—one that shows surprising range and strength belied by its dulcimer quality." The album sold 1.2 million copies worldwide and was preceded by its lead single "Love Never Fails" The album Sandy & Junior was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category Best Contemporary Pop Album. On April 17, 2007 Sandy & Junior announced that an MTV Unplugged album to be recorded in May 2007 would be their final work together, through a video posted on their website addressed to their fans and in a press conference, stating that their career as a duo would be over at the end of 2007.
Their MTV Unplugged was certified triple platinum in Brazil. They had a self-titled weekly television series between 1999 and 2002 on Rede Globo and released the movie Acquaria in 2003. Earlier, they had appeared in Renato Aragão movie O Noviço Rebelde, in 1997; as a duo and Junior released 12 studio albums and four live albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide. Of the important moments in their career, several stand out: a show in João Pessoa to over 1.2 million people, Rock in Rio III, a concert in Maracanã Stadium. Sandy's first solo recording was a feature on Andrea Bocelli's "Vivo Por Ella", released in 1997, peaking at number one on the Brazilian Hot 100 chart. In 2000, Sandy featured in Enrique Iglesias song "