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Eddie Fisher
Original name: Edwin John Fisher
Birth: Aug. 10, 1928
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 2010, USA

Entertainer. One of America's most popular singers of the 1950s, his career was later overshadowed by his private life. The Philadelphia native began performing as a teen and got his big break in 1949 with an appearance on Eddie Cantor's radio show, which led to a recording contract with RCA Victor. After serving in the US Army during the Korean war (1951 to 1953), Fisher became one of the last great young crooners of the pre-rock and roll period, with 35 of his recordings reaching the Top 40 through the end of the decade. He had two variety shows for NBC Television, "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher" (1953 to 1957) and "The Eddie Fisher Show" (1957 to 1959) and was the national spokesman for Coca-Cola. At the height of his celebrity Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds (mother of their children Carrie and Todd) for recently widowed Elizabeth Taylor, creating one of the biggest scandals of the era. Although he married Taylor in 1959, NBC, RCA and Coca-Cola all dropped him over the negative publicity; his creditable performance in Taylor's film "Butterfield 8" (1960) did not help. Taylor would eventually leave him for Richard Burton. Fisher's career waned in the 1960s though he still commanded a high salary when he performed in Las Vegas. His third marriage, to actress Connie Stevens, produced two daughters. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for TV and Recording. (bio by: Kelt Smith) 
 
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  Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011)*
  Betty Lin Fisher (1922 - 2001)*
 
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Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Unit 8 Section 2 Tier 6 Niche G/H
 
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Originally Created by: Kelt Smith
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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