Star Wars Legends – Luke and Leia actors honored by Disney
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill awarded Disney Legends status at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, in July.
The Expo is the main event in the calendar of D23, the offi cial Disney fan club, and the Disney Legends Award is its most prestigious award.
Disney Legends status was fi rst given to actor Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor) in 1987, and has since been awarded to 276 Disney Legends including this year’s honorees.
“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor our company can bestow on an individual,” said Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. “Reserved for those few who have truly made an indelible mark on the history of The Walt Disney Company, it’s a celebration of talent, a recognition of achievement, and an expression of gratitude to the men and women whose work has signifi cantly contributed to Disney’s enduring reputation for creative excellence.”