Eddie Fisher

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Edwin Jack Fisher
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/10/1928, Leo
  • Date of Death: 09/22/2010
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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Eddie Fisher 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.
  • Eddie Fisher Relationships:
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Ex-wife
  • Carrie Fisher - Daughter
  • Terry Richard - Ex-wife
  • Betty Lin - Wife (deceased)
  • Todd Fisher - Son
  • Miriam - Sister
  • Nettie - Sister
  • Tricia Leigh Fisher - Daughter
  • Joseph Fisher - Father
  • Kate Fisher Stupp - Mother
  • Sidney Fisher - Brother
  • Shani Wernovsky - Sister
  • Debbie Reynolds - Ex-wife
  • Connie Stevens - Ex-wife
  • Joely Fisher - Daughter
  • Alvin Fisher - Brother
  • Eileen Small - Sister
  • Eddie Fisher Awards:
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Male Singer - Nominee
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Male Singer - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: Television Achievement - Winner

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