Eddie Fisher

Singer, Actor
From 1950 to 1956, singer Eddie Fisher was arguably among the most popular entertainers in America. Blessed with matinee idol looks and a honeyed voice, he enjoyed over 15 Top Ten hits on the music charts, as well as ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Conversations with Carrie Fisher 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como: The Singing Barber 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1957 - 1959, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Lasts Forever 1981 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Butterfield 8 1960 (Movie)

Steve Carpenter (Actor)

The George Gobel Show 1957 - 1959 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (01/25/57) 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Bundle of Joy 1956 (Movie)

Dan Merlin (Actor)

Dateline 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Entertainment 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gossip: Tabloid Tales (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Carol 2015 (Movie)

('"That's The Chance You Take") (Song Performer)

Porky's 1981 (Movie)

("Anytime") (Song Performer)

Biography

From 1950 to 1956, singer Eddie Fisher was arguably among the most popular entertainers in America. Blessed with matinee idol looks and a honeyed voice, he enjoyed over 15 Top Ten hits on the music charts, as well as favored-nation status among the public thanks to his marriage to actress Debbie Reynolds. Like Icarus, he plummeted from the uppermost ranks of stardom to persona non grata when he indulged in an affair with Elizabeth Taylor shortly after the death of her husband, producer Mike Todd. The resulting scandal was irrevocably linked to Fisher's career for the remainder of his life; by the time of his death in 2010, obituaries devoted more space to the details of the affair than to his music and acting careers. Fisher remained, even in death, one of the most harrowing cautionary tales about the price of fame in Hollywood.

Relationships

Miriam

Sister

Nettie

Sister

Carrie Fisher Actor

Daughter
Born Oct. 21, 1956; mother, Debbie Reynolds

Joseph Fisher

Father
Russian-born Jewish immigrant Changed surname from Tisch to Fisher c. 1940

Joely Fisher Actor

Daughter
Born Oct. 29, 1967; mother, Connie Stevens

Tricia Leigh Fisher Actor

Daughter
Born Dec. 26, 1968; mother, Connie Stevens

Todd Fisher Actor

Son
Born Feb. 24, 1958; mother, Debbie Reynolds; named after Eddie and Debbie's close friend Michael Todd (the husband of Elizabeth Taylor)

Alvin Fisher

Brother

Sidney Fisher

Brother

Betty Lin

Wife
Married July 14, 1993 until her death April 15, 2001

Billie Lourd Actor

Granddaughter

Debbie Reynolds Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 26, 1955 Divorced May 1959 following Fisher's highly publicized affair with Elizabeth Taylor

Terry Richard

Wife
Married Oct. 29, 1975 Divorced April 1976

Eileen Small

Sister

Connie Stevens Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 9, 1967 Divorced 1969

Kate Stupp

Mother
Russian-born Jewish immigrant Died June 12, 1991

Elizabeth Taylor Actor

Wife
Fisher left wife Debbie Reynolds for Taylor 1959 Married May 12, 1959 Divorced March 6, 1964

Shani Wernovsky

Sister

EDUCATION

Simon Gratz High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

South Philadelphia High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Milestones

1999

Penned a second autobiography, Been There, Done That

1984

Released final album on the Bainbridge record label, After All

1981

Published his autobiography, Eddie: My Life, My Loves

1968

Last album for RCA was an Al Jolson tribute, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet

1966

Returned to RCA Victor and released the hit single "Games That Lovers Play" with Nelson Riddle

1965

Recorded the album Eddie Fisher Today

1964

Recorded "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof"

1960

Dropped by RCA Victor and briefly recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records

1960

Offered a serious turn in the drama "Butterfield 8" with second wife Elizabeth Taylor

1957

Starred in the series, "The Eddie Fisher Show" (NBC)

1956

Co-starred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy "Bundle of Joy"

1953

Hosted his own variety series, "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher" (NBC)

1952

Released debut album, Eddie Fisher Sings

1952

Was the official vocal soloist for The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own)

1952

Substitute host for "The Scott Music Hall" (NBC)

1951

Drafted into the U.S. Army and served a year in Korea

1950

Feature acting debut, "All About Eve"

1949

Discovered by Eddie Cantor while performing at Grossinger's Resort in the Borscht Belt

1949

Signed with RCA Victor

Started singing in several amateur contests

Made his radio debut on WFIL, a local Philadelphia radio station

Performed on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts," a popular radio show

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