Eddie Fisher Biography
Eddie Fisher born Edwin John Fisher, was an American singer and actor. He was born on August 10, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian-born Jewish immigrants Gitte and Joseph Tisch. His father’s surname was originally Tisch, but was changed to Fisher by the time of the 1940 census.
Eddie, who was the fourth of seven children, was educated at his local high school and became interested in singing in amateur school contests, most of which he would win.
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 record label RCA Victor after he was discovered by entertainer Eddie Cantor.
After he was drafted into the U.S. Army 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 winging 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 cancelled after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor was exposed.
Eddie Fisher Age at Death
Eddie died at the age of 82 in 2010.
Eddie Fisher Cause Of Death
He broke his hip and died following complications from the hip surgery.
Eddie Fisher 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 Marriages – Eddie Fisher Wives – Eddie Fisher Spouse
Eddie married Debbie in 1953 and they had two children, daughter Carrie and son Todd. The couple, who starred together in the 1956 musical comedy Bundle of Joy, were 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, with whom he had two children, 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.
Debbie Reynolds And Eddie Fisher
Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor
Eddie Fisher Betty Lin
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 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 Autobiography
In 1999, his second autobiography called Been There, Done That, mostly 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 Net Worth
Fisher net worth was estimated to be $30 million.
Eddie Fisher Any Time
Eddie Fisher I Need You Now
Eddie Fisher Songs
- Oh! My Pa-Pa
- I Need You Now
- Cindy Oh Cindy
- I’m Walking Behind You
- Dungaree Doll
- Wish You Were Here
- Outside Of Heaven
- Everything I Have Is Yours
- Trust In Me
- Games That Lovers Play
- Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- Lullaby in Blue
- Any Time
- Bring Back The Thrill
- That’s the Chance You Take
- With These Hands
- Lady of spain
- You’re All I Want for Christmas
- Song of the Dreamer
- Heaven Was Never Like This
- Anema E Core
- A Girl, A Girl
- As Long As There’s Music
- Everybody’s Got a Home but Me
- A Man Chases A Girl
- Young And Foolish
- How Do You Speak to an Angel
- When You Kiss a Stranger
- Sweet Heartaches
- No Other One
- That’s What Christmas Means to Me
Eddie Fisher Music Video
Eddie Fisher News
Eddie Fisher song ‘Oh My Papa’ brings back wonderful memories of dad
Updated On: 17th June 2018
I was doing housework and listening to golden oldies when the radio station played this tune: “Oh, my papa, to me you are so wonderful. Oh, my papa. To me you are so good …”
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Memories of my dear papa flashed before me.
When I was 11 years old and waiting for the bus one day, the weather changed for the worse and there was a heavy downpour.
My classmate was waiting for the bus with me. I offered to give her a lift home because I told her that my papa would come and pick me up if the weather was bad.
The rain stopped and papa did not come.
My classmate then dropped a bombshell: “You know you don’t have a real papa … you were adopted so your papa is not really your papa!” So great was my shock at hearing this, that I was tongue-tied.
On the way back home, my heart was thumping extra hard and there were tears in my eyes. Upon reaching home, I went to look for papa, and told him what had ensued, with tears streaming down my face.
As cool as a cucumber, papa went to the cabinet and took out a file where all the birth certificates were kept – and there was mine, with his name and mama’s name written there as my rightful parents.
I breathed a sigh of relief and did not pursue the matter any more.
But truth be told, papa and mama had six biological sons and, fearful of getting another boy, they adopted me. Five years later, they adopted another girl. So all in all, there were eight of us. It did not matter that my sister and I did not look alike nor did we look like any of the boys.
Six decades ago, adoption was a breeze.
Love was bestowed on us girls, just as on the boys. In fact, not a hair on our head was touched although I remember the boys being punished often.
Later in our lives, we learnt that we were adopted. By then, my parents had already passed away. And the aunty who had knowledge of our adoption was stricken with cancer and was too ill to give us any information.
But we never saw any need to look for our biological parents. We were told by the aunty though that our biological parents were only too ready to give us away as that meant they had fewer mouths to feed. So be it.
Also, we never felt that we were adopted children. We blended into the family so well. Papa referred to my sister and me as “my daughters”, to one and all.
Papa spoilt us girls. When we were down with fever, no thermometer was used to see how high the fever was. Instead he kissed our foreheads and administered medicine accordingly.
Papa was a teacher. One day, when I was in Form Six, I had excruciating abdominal pain. My teacher called for my papa who was teaching in that school. He came hurriedly and diagnosed it as appendicitis. He carried me to the car and rushed me to hospital where his diagnosis was confirmed. I had an emergency operation. My classmates often reminded me that it was a sight to behold papa carrying me out of the classroom and into the car to send me to hospital.
All my brothers had tertiary education, and papa assured me that I too would be given the same.
He was a retired teacher when I finished Form Six. My exam results were good enough for me to enrol in a teachers’ training college, but papa would not hear of it.
He then started a kennel business, named after my sister and I, which sold pedigree dogs to add income to his pension. In my second year of university, I was on a “Doberman scholarship”. My father’s Doberman had had a litter of puppies that were sold and that financed me in my second year. Dear papa had such great foresight and I owe the success in my career to him.
Both my sister and I will never forget the month-end treat that we would get. When he got his salary, papa, mama and my sister and I dressed in our Sunday best and would go to the cinema for a show, followed by dinner. My brothers were already away from home pursuing their further studies at the time. We looked foward to this treat and, up to today, when my sister and I reminisce, a smile would be seen on our faces at the simple pleasures of yesteryear.
When I got married and left home to follow my husband, the most heartbreaking scene was after saying good bye I could see that papa’s eyes were red.
When papa passed away, in his will there was no discrimination between his sons and adopted daugthers. We were all given an equal share.
And so on Father’s Day, my thoughts turn to my dear papa: “Oh, my papa, to me you are so wonderful, to me you are so good …”