Eddie Fisher Dies at 82

Eddie Fisher has died at the age of 82.

Eddie Fisher pop singer died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley, California at the age of 82 from complications after hip surgery on September 10.

Fisher got his start as the vocalist for the Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura orchestras during the 1940’s.

Eddie Cantor helped Fisher gain recognition in the late 40’s when he sang on the Eddie Cantor radio show. Fisher would go on to appear on 200 old time radio programs according to radiogoldindex.com.

Fisher was married to Debbie Reynolds from 1955-1959, to Elizabeth Taylor from 1959-1964 and Connie Stevens from 1967-1969.

He was more popular before the advent of the rock and roll era and had No. 1 hits in 1952 with Wish You Were Here and I’m Walking Behind You,Oh My Pa-Pa in 1953 and I Need You Now in 1954.

He never had another No.1 hit once rock and rock took over the music scene in the middle 50’s.

Eddie Fisher singing Tell Me Why in 1953.

The New York Times has this obituary about the life of Eddie Fisher:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/09/24/arts/music/AP-US-Obit-Eddie-Fisher.html?_r=1&hp

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2 thoughts on “Eddie Fisher Dies at 82

  1. Eddie Fisher was very big while I was in high school, having graduated in 1954. He was a good singer who met his match when Rock and Roll came into being. He also lost popularity when he divorced “America’s Sweetheart” Debbie Reynolds and married Elizabeth Taylor, but who could blame him, Liz was gorgeous.

  2. Rock and roll may not have ended the careers of a lot of pre-rock and roll singers but it sure hit them in the wallet since they didn’t sell records the way they had in the past.

    That was big news when he divorced Debbie to marry Elizabeth and think he lost a lot of fans over the controversy.

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