Eddie Fisher Biography
Eddie Fisher was an American singer and actor. Being one of the most well-known artists during the first half of the 1950s, he sold millions of records and hosting his own TV show.
Eddie Fisher Age at Death
Fisher’s sunrise was on the 10th of August 1928, while his sunset on September 22, 2010. He died at the age of 82.
Eddie Fisher Family
Eddie Fisher was born Edwin John Fisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth of seven children born to Gitte (later Katherine or “Katie”; née Winokur; 1902–1991) and Joseph Tisch (1901–1972), who were Russian-Jewish immigrants.
His father’s surname was originally Tisch but was changed to Fisher by the time of the 1940 census. His nickname “Sonny Boy”, was derived from the 1928 song of the same name in Al Jolson’s film The Singing Fool.
He made his radio debut on the local station WFIL and performed on the Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts radio show that later moved to TV and with the start of his career already on track, Eddie dropped out of school to pursue his dreams. In 1946, he signed a contract with a record label RCA Victor after entertainer Eddie Cantor discovered him.
After the U.S. Army drafted him and served in Korea while also being the official vocal soloist for the US Army band. He would also make TV appearances dressed in his uniform and once discharged, he found work singing in top nightclubs.
He then got his own variety TV series called Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on NBC which ran from 1953 to 1957 and then The Eddie Fisher Show, which ran from 1957 to 1959. But that was canceled after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor was exposed.
Eddie Fisher Grandchildren
Billie Catherine Lourd through Carrie Fisher. True Harlow Fisher-Duddy, Skylar Grace Fisher-Duddy, and Olivia Luna Fisher-Duddy through Joely Fisher. Holden Chabot and Wylder Thames through Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Eddie Fisher Education
As a child, he attended Thomas Junior High School, South Philadelphia High School, and Simon Gratz High School. He became interested in singing in amateur school contests, most of which he would win. As time went by, he became a local star and this triggered him to drop out of high school in the middle of his senior year to pursue his career.
Eddie Fisher Marriages | Wives | Spouse
Eddie married Debbie in 1953. The couple, who starred together in the 1956 musical comedy Bundle of Joy, was good friends with actress Elizabeth Taylor and her third husband Mike Todd.
Mike was then killed in a plane crash in 1958 and Taylor and Fisher began an affair which led his divorce from Reynolds. Fisher then married Taylor in 1959 but they were divorced in 1964.
He went on to marry actress Connie Stevens in 1967, but the marriage only lasted two years. He was also briefly married to Miss Louisiana Terry Richards, who was half his age, before marrying businesswoman Betty Lin, who he married in 1993 and remained so until her death in 2001.
Eddie Fisher Children
Fisher had four children from two of his five marriages. These children are Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher from his marriage with Debbie Reynolds. Carrie Fisher died on December 28, 2016. The other two children are Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher from his marriage with Connie Stevens.
Eddie Fisher Cause Of Death | Death
In September 2010, he broke his hip and died 13 days later at the age of 82 following complications from the hip surgery. He was cremated and his ashes were buried alongside the grave of his wife, Betty.
Eddie Fisher Autobiography
In 1999, his second autobiography called Been There, Done That, focused on his marriages and women and in sexual detail, prompting daughter Carrie to declare upon its publication: “That’s it. I’m having my DNA fumigated.”
Eddie Fisher Dungaree Doll
Dungaree Doll is a song written by Sherman Edwards and Ben Raleigh and performed by Eddie Fisher. The song features Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra and Chorus. It reached #7 in the U.S. in 1956.
Eddie Fisher Career
By 1946, Fisher was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura. He was detected in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger’s Catskill Resort edifice within the borsht belt.
Cantor’s so-called discovery of Fisher was later described as a totally contrived, “manipulated’ arrangement by Milton Blackstone, Grossinger’s publicity director. After performing on Cantor’s radio show he was an instant hit and gained nationwide exposure. He then signed a recording contract with RCA Victor.
Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951, sent to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training, and served a year in Korea. From 1952 to 1953, he was the official vocal soloist for The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) and a tenor section member in the United States Army Band Chorus (a component of Pershing’s Own) assigned at Fort Myer within Washington, D.C. Military District.
During his active hours, he also made occasional guest television appearances, in uniform, introduced as “PFC Eddie Fisher”. After his discharge, he began to sing in top nightclubs and had a variety television series, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on NBC (1953–1957).
Fisher conjointly appeared on The Perry Como Show, Club Oasis, The Martha Raye Show, The Gisele MacKenzie Show, The Chesterfield Supper Club, and The George Gobel Show, and starred in another series, The Eddie Fisher Show (NBC) (1957–1959, alternating with Gobel’s series).
Fisher’s robust and melodious tenor created him a teenager idol and one in every of the foremost well-liked singers of the first Fifties. He had seventeen songs within the prime ten on the music charts between 1950 and 1956 and thirty-five within the prime forty.
In 1956, Fisher costarred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy Bundle of Joy. He compete for a dramatic role within the 1960 drama Butterfield eight with second better half Taylor. His best friend was showman and producer Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958.
Fisher’s affair, divorce from the painter, and future wedding to Taylor, Todd’s widow, caused a show business scandal. Due to the unfavorable subject matter encompassing the affair and divorce, NBC canceled Fisher’s tv series in March 1959. Beginning in fall 1959, he established two scholarships at Brandeis University, one for classical and one for popular music, in the name of Eddie Cantor.
In 1960, he was born by RCA Victor and in brief recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records. He later recorded for Dot Records. During this point, he had the primary industrial recording of “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof.
This technically counts because the biggest customary Fisher will claim credit for introducing, though it’s seldom related to him. He conjointly recorded the albums, Eddie Fisher, these days and Young and Foolish (both 1965).
The Dot contract wasn’t victorious in record sales terms, and he returned to RCA Victor and had a minor single hit in 1966 with the song “Games That Lovers Play” with admiral Riddle, that became the title of his best-merchandising album.
When Fisher was at the height of his popularity, in the mid-1950s, singles, rather than albums, were the primary medium for issuing recordings. His last album for RCA Victor was an associate player tribute, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet, released in 1968.
In 1983 he tried a comeback tour however this wasn’t a hit. Bainbridge record label recorded Eddie Fisher’s last free album, around 1984. Fisher tried to prevent the album from being free, however, it turned up as. William J. O’Malley produced the album while Angelo DiPippo arranged it.
DiPippo, a world-renowned arranger, worked with Eddie countless hours to better his vocals but it became useless. The London Philharmonic Orchestra created his final recordings (never released).
According to arranger-conductor Vincent Falcone in his 2005 life history, Just Between Us, these tracks were “the best singing of his life.” Fisher performed in top concert halls all over us and headlined in major metropolis showrooms. He headlined at the Palace Theater in New York City and London’s Palladium.
Fisher created interest as a pop culture icon. Betty Johnson’s “I Want Eddie Fisher For Christmas”, containing references to several hit songs, reached #28 in the Music Vendor national survey during an 11-week chart run in late 1954. Fisher has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording, at 6241 Hollywood avenue, and one for tv, at 1724 tracheophyte Street.
Eddie Fisher Songs
- 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)
- Eddie Fisher Sings Irving Berlin Favorites (10-inch album) (RCA Victor 1954)
- May I Sing to You? (RCA Victor 1954/55)
- I Love You (RCA Victor 1955)
- Eddie Fisher Sings Academy Award Winning Songs (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)
- Mary Christmas (Dot 1965)
- Games That Lovers Play (RCA Victor 1966)
- People Like You (RCA Victor 1967)
- You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet (RCA Victor 1968)
- After All (Bainbridge Records 1984)
- Thinking of You (RCA Victor 1957)
- Eddie Fisher’s Greatest Hits (RCA Victor 1962)
- The Very Best of Eddie Fisher (MCA 1988)
- All-Time Greatest Hits Vol.1 (RCA 1990)
- Eddie Fisher – Greatest Hits (RCA 2001)
Eddie Fisher Net Worth
Fisher net worth was estimated to be $30 million.
He stands at 1.64 m tall.