Daily Archives: September 24, 2010
As a result of complications from hip surgery, 50s pop singer Eddie Fisher has died at his home n Berkely, California. This was the official statement from his family:
“Late last evening the world lost a true America icon. One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.”
” mensch” however had gone through five marriages, the most famous being his first to Debbie Reynolds and his second to Elizabeth Taylor. And there was nothing mensch-like about his comments in one of two memoirs attacking Reynolds (enough so that their daughter, Carrie Fisher, threatened to change her last name legally to Reynolds.)
He tried for a comeback in the sixties, but as the era of the Beatles rolled in, the era of the popular male singer rolled out.
From the NY Times:
Edwin Jack Fisher was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Philadelphia, one of seven children of a Jewish grocer. At 15 he was singing on Philadelphia radio.
After moving to New York, Fisher was adopted as a protege by comedian Eddie Cantor, who helped the young singer become a star in radio, television and records.
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