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Encyclopedia > Eddie Fisher (singer)

Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. He was born Edwin Jack Fisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fourth child of seven born to Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, who were Russian Jewish immigrants. His father's surname was originally Fisch, but became Fisher upon entry to the United States. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to produce music. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: N/A Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Jews (Hebrew: יהודים translit. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ...


To his family, Fisher was always called "Sonny Boy" or "Sonny," which may have been an allusion to a song made famous by Al Jolson. It was known at an early age that he had talent as a vocalist and he started singing in numerous amateur contests, which he usually won. He sang on the radio in high school and was later on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, a popular contest that was broadcast over the radio before moving to television. By 1946, Fisher was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura. He was heard in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger's Resort in the Borscht Belt. After performing on Cantor's radio show he was an instant hit and gained nationwide exposure. He was then signed to a contract with RCA Victor. Al Jolson Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania on May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a television variety show which ran on CBS from 1948 until 1958. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Charlie Ventura was an American band leader. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Eddie Cantor in the 1920s Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 - October 10, 1964) was a comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, and one of the most popular entertainers in the United States of America in the early and middle 20th century. ... Borscht Belt is an informal term for the summer resorts of the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in upstate New York which were frequented by Ashkenazic Jews. ... All the textbooks define a contract as either a promise or an agreement that is enfored or recognised by the law. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...


Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and sent to Texas for basic training. He served a year in Korea. The photos of him in uniform during his time in the Service did not hurt his civilian career; after his discharge he became even more popular singing in top nightclubs. He also had a variety television series, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher (NBC) (1953)-(1957), appeared on Perry Como's show, The Chesterfield Supper Club, the George Gobel Show, and had another series, The Eddie Fisher Show (NBC) (1957)-(1959). US Army Seal HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Official language(s) None. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... A civilian is a person who is not a member of a military. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A career is traditionally seen as a course of successive situations that make up a persons worklife. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... See also: 1952 in television, other events of 1953, 1954 in television and the list of years in television. // Events The BBCs Television Symbol, known as the bats wings by logo enthusiasts, first appeared in December this year. ... See also: 1956 in television, other events of 1957, 1958 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 6 - Elvis Presley makes final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... George Leslie Gobel (May 20, 1919 - February 24, 1991) was an American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois, and known as Lonesome George. ... See also: 1956 in television, other events of 1957, 1958 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 6 - Elvis Presley makes final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... See also: 1958 in television, other events of 1959, 1960 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1959-60 American network television schedule. ...


A pre-Rock and Roll vocalist, Fisher's strong and melodious tenor made him a teen idol and one of the most popular singers of the 1950s. He had seventeen songs in the Top 10 on the music charts between 1950 and 1956 and thirty-five in the Top 40. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to produce music. ... A teen idol is a famous person who generates attention from large numbers of teenagers. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1956, Fisher costarred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy Bundle Of Joy. He played a serious role in the 1960 drama Butterfield 8 with then-wife Elizabeth Taylor. His best friend was showman/producer Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958. Fisher's affair and subsequent marriage to Todd's famous widow caused a show business scandal because he and his first wife, also famous, had a very public divorce. See also: 1955 in film 1956 1957 in film 1950s in film years in film film // Events November 15 - The film Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley (his first film) opens. ... Debbie Reynolds in 1954 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film about a promiscuous model (Elizabeth Taylor) who fears that she is on the verge of crossing the line from slutitude to prostitution, until she and one of her paramours (Laurence Harvey) fall in love. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... Several people have been called Michael Todd: Michael Todd (Movie Industry Executive) Michael Todd (Computer Pioneer) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... A scandal is a widely publicized incident involving allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace, or moral outrage. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody...


In 1960, he was dropped by RCA Victor and briefly recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records. He later recorded for Dot Records. During this time, he had the first commercial recording of "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof." This technically counts as the biggest standard Fisher can claim credit for introducing, although it is rarely associated with him. He then returned to RCA and had a minor single hit in 1966 with the song Games That Lovers Play, which became the title of his best selling album. (During the time Fisher was the most popular singer in America, in the mid 1950s, singles, rather than albums, were the primary recording medium.) His last album for RCA was an Al Jolson tribute, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet. He is not known to have made any recordings since 1969. Dot Records was a American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson SA, which manufactures consumer electronics like RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Al Jolson Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania on May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ...


Fisher has performed in top concert halls all over the United States and headlined in major Las Vegas showrooms. He has headlined at the Palace Theater in New York City as well as London's Palladium. Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The name Palace Theater can refer to: Palace Theatre, New York, on Broadway Palace Theater, Cleveland, at Playhouse Square Center This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... General Name, Symbol, Number palladium, Pd, 46 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 5, d Appearance silvery white metallic Atomic mass 106. ...


Fisher has had five wives: actress Debbie Reynolds (married 1955-divorced 1959), actress Elizabeth Taylor (married 1959-divorced 1964), actress Connie Stevens (married 1967-divorced 1969), Terry Richard (married 1975- divorced 1976) and Betty Lin (married 1993). Betty Lin died on April 15, 2001. Fisher is the father of two children by Reynolds, actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, and he is the father of two children by Stevens, actress Joely Fisher and actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Debbie Reynolds in 1954 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Connie Stevens Connie Stevens (born August 8, 1938) is an American actress and singer. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Carrie Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ... Joely Fisher Joely Fisher (born October 29, 1967) is an American actress. ... Tricia Leigh Fisher (born December 26, 1968) is an American actress and singer. ...


In 1981, Fisher wrote an autobiography, Eddie: My Life, My Loves (ISBN 0060149078). He wrote another autobiography in 1999 titled Been There, Done That (ISBN 031220972X). The later book devotes little space to Fisher's singing career. When interviewed, Debbie Reynolds will characteristically say that she could understand being dumped "for the world's most beautiful woman (Taylor)." Taylor and Reynolds later resumed their friendship, and mocked Fisher in their TV movie These Old Broads, wherein their characters ridiculed the ex-husband they shared, named "Freddie." See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. ... An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ... See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Debbie Reynolds in 1954 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ...


Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...

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Hit songs

Anema e core (also known by the English title With All My Heart and Soul) is a popular song. ... See also: 1953 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here To Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... Count Your Blessings is a popular song. ... See also: 1953 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here To Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a... Heart is a popular song. ... See also: 1954 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - RCA victor announces a marketing plan called Operation TNT. The label drops the list price on LPs from $5. ... I Need You Now is a popular song. ... See also: 1953 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here To Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a... Im Walking Behind You is a popular song. ... See also: 1952 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Arthur Bliss replaces Arnold Bax as Master of the Queens Musick. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... Debbie Reynolds in 1954 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ... See also: 1952 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Arthur Bliss replaces Arnold Bax as Master of the Queens Musick. ... Maybe is a popular song. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... O Mein Papa is a German language song, written by Paul Burkhard in 1939 for a musical called Der Schwarze Hecht or Feuerwerk (Fireworks). ... See also: 1952 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Arthur Bliss replaces Arnold Bax as Master of the Queens Musick. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Tell Me Why is a popular song. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... The Four Aces were a pop singing group. ... Al Alberts (born August 10, 1922) was a popular singer and composer. ... Thinking of You is a popular song. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... Wish You Were Here is a popular song. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ...

Discography

  • Eddie Fisher Sings (10-inch album) (RCA-Victor 1952)
  • I'm In The Mood For Love (RCA-Victor 1952/55)
  • Christmas With Eddie Fisher (10-inch album) (RCA-Victor 1952)
  • Irving Berlin Favorites (10-inch album) (RCA-Victor 1954)
  • May I Sing To You? (RCA-Victor 1954/55)
  • I Love You (RCA-Victor 1955)
  • Academy Award Winners (RCA-Victor 1955)
  • Bundle Of Joy (film soundtrack) (RCA-Victor 1956)
  • As Long As There's Music (RCA-Victor 1958)
  • Scent Of Mystery (film soundtrack) (Ramrod 1960)
  • Eddie Fisher At The Winter Garden (Ramrod 1963)
  • Eddie Fisher Today! (Dot 1965)
  • When I Was Young (Dot 1965) (re-recordings of his RCA Victor hits)
  • Games That Lovers Play (RCA 1966)
  • People Like You (RCA 1967)
  • You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet (RCA 1968)

Compilations

  • Thinking Of You (RCA-Victor 1957)
  • Eddie Fisher's Greatest Hits (RCA-Victor 1962)
  • The Very Best Of Eddie Fisher (MCA 1988)


Preceded by:
Mike Todd
Husbands of
Elizabeth Taylor
Followed by:
Richard Burton
(twice)

Michael Todd (real name Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen) (June 22, 1907 or 19091 - March 22, 1958) was an American film producer who is best known for his production of Around the World in Eighty Days 1956, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... Richard Burton CBE (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor from the late 1940s through the 1980s. ...

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Eddie Fisher (singer) Summary (0 words)
For a brief time, Eddie Fisher was the most popular male vocalist in America, but for a longer period, the affable crooner was the center of a highly-publicized series of romantic entanglements, involving some of the most famous celebrities of his generation.
Fisher was a dope addict, an irresponsible husband and father, and a compulsive gambler.
Fisher is the father of two children by Reynolds, actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, and he is the father of two children by Stevens, actress Joely Fisher and actress Tricia Leigh Fisher.
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Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer.
Eddie Fisher has had five wives, actress Debbie Reynolds (married 1955-divorced 1959), actress Elizabeth Taylor (married 1959-divorced 1964), actress Connie Stevens (married 1967-divorced 1969), Terry Richard (married 1975- divorced 1976) and Betty Lin (married 1993).
Fisher is the father of two children by Reynolds, actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, and he is the father of two children by Stevens, actress Joely Fisher and actress Tricia Leigh Fisher.
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