Fast Facts

  • Nickname was "Sonny Boy," after the song of the same name from the Al Jolson film The Singing Fool (1928).
  • Made his radio debut on Philadelphia radio station WFIL on a children's program called When I Grow Up.
  • Was discovered and thrust into the national spotlight in 1949 by entertainer Eddie Cantor, who saw Fisher performing at a resort in the Catskills in New York.
  • Was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951; he served a year in Korea.
  • Hosted two variety shows for NBC: Coke Time with Eddie Fisher (1953-57) and The Eddie Fisher Show (1957-59).
  • Penned his autobiography, Eddie: My Life, My Loves, in 1981.
  • Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for recording and one for acting.

Awards

  • 1958, Golden Globe — Television Achievement: Winner
  • 1956, Emmy — Best Male Singer: Nominee
  • 1955, Emmy — Best Male Singer: Nominee

Relationships

  • Joseph Fisher — Father
  • Kate Fisher Stupp — Mother
  • Sidney Fisher — Brother
  • Shani Wernovsky — Sister
  • Betty Lin — Wife (deceased)
  • Todd Fisher — Son
  • Miriam — Sister
  • Nettie — Sister
  • Debbie Reynolds — Ex-wife
  • Connie Stevens — Ex-wife
  • Joely Fisher — Daughter
  • Alvin Fisher — Brother
  • Eileen Small — Sister
  • Carrie Fisher — Daughter
  • Elizabeth Taylor — Ex-wife
  • Tricia Leigh Fisher — Daughter
  • Terry Richard — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Edwin Jack Fisher
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Birthday: August 10, 1928, Leo
  • Died: September 22, 2010
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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