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Eddie Fisher

Singer + Entertainer + Musician
Male
Born Aug 10, 1928
Hometown United States of ...
Died Sep 22, 2010
Death Place Berkeley, California
Genres Traditional pop m...
Record Label Ramrod Records

Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds's best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, when Taylor's husband film producer Mike Todd died. This event garnered scandalous and unwelcome publicity for Fisher. He later married Connie Stevens.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1928 Birth Born on August 10, 1928.

TEENAGE

1940 11 Years Old Fisher, the fourth of seven children, was born in Philadelphia, a son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Gitte (later Katherine "Katie") (née Winokur) and Joseph Tisch. His father's surname was originally Tisch, but was changed by the time of the 1940 census. … Read More
1946 17 Years Old By 1946, Fisher was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura.

TWENTIES

1949 20 Years Old He was heard in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger's Resort in the Borscht Belt. … Read More
1951 22 Years Old Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951, sent to Texas for basic training, and served a year in Korea.
1952 23 Years Old 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 (an element of Pershing's Own) assigned at Fort Myer in the Washington, D.C. Military District. … Read More
1956 27 Years Old In 1956, Fisher costarred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy Bundle of Joy. … Read More

THIRTIES

1959 30 Years Old Because of the unfavorable publicity surrounding the affair and divorce, NBC canceled Fisher's television series in March 1959.
1960 31 Years Old In 1960, he was dropped by RCA Victor and briefly recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records. … Read More
1966 37 Years Old The Dot contract was not successful 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 Nelson Riddle, which became the title of his best selling album. … Read More

FIFTIES

1983 54 Years Old In 1983 he attempted a comeback tour but this was not a success.
1984 55 Years Old Eddie Fisher's last released album was recorded around 1984 on the Bainbridge record label. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1995 66 Years Old His final recordings (never released) were made in 1995 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. … Read More
1999 70 Years Old He wrote another autobiography in 1999 titled Been There, Done That (ISBN 0-312-20972-X). … Read More
2010 82 Years Old Fisher broke his hip on September 9, 2010, and died 13 days later on September 22, 2010 at his home in Berkeley, California, from complications from hip surgery. … Read More
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