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She admits that she knew it was a 'family trait' when her half-sister Carrie Fisher (pictured together in 2007) turned up to her home high The mother-of-five said her famous 1950s crooner father Eddie Fisher, who was first married to Debbie Reynolds, would ask her and her younger sister to 'show me your t*ts' and was hooked on speed and cocaine.
Pictured: Joely and Eddie Fisher in 1987 in New York City Joely writes: 'I had issues with addiction my whole life, but I also, for some reason, never succumbed to it...meaning, I am still alive. It was the Fisher DNA that passed on not only that 'f**king' velvet voice, but 'also the genetic predisposition for addiction, infidelity and financial idiosyncrasy'.
She writes: 'You don’t get addicted to something just because you’re exposed to it.
My father was predisposed to be an addict; so was my mother; so were we all' Eddie Fisher was a womanizer and divorced Connie in 1969.
So he'd ask his two young daughters – when he saw them: 'Show me your t*ts'.
The crooner was a man consumed with his drug and sexual addictions, even fondling his caregivers in his later years.
The comedy in these shorts tends to vary wildly between Black Comedy, pop-culture parody and satire, out-and-out surrealism, or some combination of the three.
'I was definitely a kid who knew what it was and why it was there', she writes.
Sketch topics include parodies of old sitcoms like The Honeymooners and The Facts of Life under the Nick at Nite-parodying heading "Logo at Nite", a lesbian speed dating session and an extended send-up of Broadway legend Elaine Stritch working as a Wal-Mart greeter, among other decidedly un-glamorous jobs. In 2009, Logo announced plans for a search for new cast members.
However, the result entitled, "The Big Gay Casting Competition", was limited to an online talent search, in which videos by contestants were uploaded to and voted on by site visitors.
Pictured: Connie, Tricia Leigh, Eddie and Joely Fisher in 1989Connie eventually followed her father out to Los Angeles and they settled in Eagle Rock, an eclectic, old area northeast of downtown LA.
Connie immediately enrolled in classes at Hollywood Professional School and launched into a singing career, as well as pursuing roles as an extra in television and films.