- A Father's Love Goes On 'Forever And Ever' - Harrisonburg Daily News Record
- Again this year, in anticipation of Father's Day, I'll give thanks for the 54 years I was privileged to know and learn from Dad and play "O Mein Papa" by Eddie Fisher on my "Friday Night Jukebox" radio show on WEMC-FM and dedicate the song to him and...
- Why Debbie Reynolds Leaves Hope for Jennifer Aniston - Wall Street Journal
- to send her dues bill “to Eddie Fisher.” And sitting only inches away from her glowing complexion, perfectly coiffed wig and bright blue eyes, I can't help but think of the movie, “Postcards from the Edge.” In that 1990 comedy, based on Fisher's...
- I introduced Liz to beer, she gave me Bulgari - Inquirer.net
- The Eddie Fisher gifts (1962) consisting of pendent earrings, brooch and ring – all in colorless diamonds and fancy yellow diamonds – heralded the “tremblant” design which has been the hallmark of Bulgari. The “tremblant” brooch is called such because...
- Jeff Fisher Softball Game Tonight At 7p - Titans Radio
- Past “Friends” have included Kerry Collins, Vince Young, Cortland Finnegan, Steve McNair, Eddie Geore, Frank Wycheck, David Thornton, Justin Gage, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Chris Hope, Kevin Dyson, Keith Bulluck, Bo Scaife, Jevon Kearse, Rob Bironas,...
- Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words - LA Weekly
- And of course ... the combined memoirs of Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds -- which we refer to as "Rashomon and on and on and on ..." The material is endless, but the classic readingsremain, and everyone does it differently -- and...
- The Singing Fun at Carlyle - California Chronicle
- More vaudeville than cabaret act, "Debbie Reynolds: An Evening of Music and Comedy" features medleys and snippets of songs associated with her film and stage career, sprinkled with wisecracks about her failed marriages, most famously to Eddie Fisher....
- Broadway burst with new entrees starting in September. Here's a ... - Examiner.com
- The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as Princess Leia? in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie's life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of...
- Pin Tales: Bowling awards handed out - SouthCoastToday.com
- In the same league, Eddie Souza bowled an 828 series (280, 258, 290). Senior Majors: Dennis Graves, 268, 235/o673; Ron Dupont, 247, 235/664; Tom Cummings, 224; Conrad Thibeault, 223, 214, 207/644; Larry Barcellos, 214, 223/608; Antone Teixeira, 211,...
- 'Friday Night Jukebox' - EMU News
- ... er, friend ) Bishop welcomes the official arrival of summer 2009 with an hour of sizzling selections from the 1950's. In anticipation of Father's Day, June 21, there's also a salute to Daddy-o's everywhere with Eddie Fisher's rendition of "Oh,...
- TOM BLOUNT: Do your part now to help end chronic homelessness - High Point Enterprise (subscription)
- Gosh, it must have been three dozen years ago, that Betty Lou and I went to what was then Loews Penn Theater in downtown Pittsburgh for a show featuring Eddie Fisher and Buddy Hackett. Hackett's routine was as funny as we expected, and we both laughed...
Coke Time with Eddie Fisher
Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was a musical variety television series starring singer Eddie Fisher which was broadcast by NBC on Wednesday nights in early prime time from 1953 to 1957. The program was aired from 7:30 to 7:45 P.M. Eastern time on Wednesdays and Fridays, and was not seen during the summer months. The program was initially hosted by Don Ameche and Freddy Robbins was the announcer, but in late October 1953 Ameche left the program and Robbins became its host as well. As could have been surmised from the title, the program was sponsored by Coca-Cola. The house band was Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra, and beginning in 1956 the singing group The Echoes appeared as a permanent backup group for Fisher and his frequent guest stars. The program was generally presented live, but was occasionally filmed in advance or shot on location. Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was last aired on February 22, 1957.
One of the primary purposes served by Coke Time was to round out the balance of the half-hour it shared with the NBC Nightly News, which was then, like all such regularly-scheduled U.S. national newscasts, only 15 minutes in length. After the 1956-57 season, all such brief entertainment programs were discontinued, even though network news broadcasts remained 15 minutes in length until 1963, and afterwards there were no regularly-scheduled prime time entertainment programs of this length remaining on U.S. network television, although there were daytime soap operas of this duration for many more years, and sports programs of roughly this length were often used as fillers to complete the time slots assigned to sports events of uncertain length, particularly boxing matches.
Eddie Fisher Sings
Eddie Fisher Sings is the name of a 1952 album by Eddie Fisher. It was issued as a 10-inch long-playing record by RCA Victor Records.
In 2002, the album, with I'm in the Mood for Love and Christmas With Eddie Fisher, was issued on a compact disc.
Eddie Fisher (singer)
Edwin Jack Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. His divorce from his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garnered unwelcome publicity at the time.
Fisher, fourth of seven children, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Kate (née Winokur) and Joseph Fisher. His father's surname was originally Tisch or Fisch, but was anglicised to Fisher upon entry into the United States. To his family, Fisher was always called "Sonny Boy", a nickname derived from the song of the same name in Al Jolson's film The Singing Fool (1928).
Fisher attended Thomas Junior High School, South Philadelphia High School, and Simon Gratz High School. It was known at an early age that he had talent as a vocalist and he started singing in numerous amateur contests, which he usually won. He made his radio debut on WFIL, a local Philadelphia radio station. He also performed on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, a popular radio show which later moved to TV. Because he became a local star, Fisher dropped out of high school in the middle of his senior year to pursue his career.
By 1946, Fisher was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura. He was heard in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger's Resort in the Borscht Belt. After performing on Cantor's radio show he was an instant hit and gained nationwide exposure. He then signed with RCA Victor.
Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951, sent to Texas for basic training, and served a year in Korea. 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. The photos of him in uniform during his time in the service did not hurt his civilian career. After his discharge, he became even more popular singing in top nightclubs. He also had a variety television series, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher (NBC) (1953–1957), appeared on Perry Como's show, The Chesterfield Supper Club and the George Gobel Show, and starred in another series, The Eddie Fisher Show (NBC) (1957–1959).
A pre-Rock and Roll vocalist, Fisher's strong and melodious tenor made him a teen idol and one of the most popular singers of the early 1950s. He had seventeen songs in the Top 10 on the music charts between 1950 and 1956 and thirty-five in the Top 40.
In 1956, Fisher costarred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy Bundle of Joy. He played a serious role in the 1960 drama Butterfield 8 with second wife Elizabeth Taylor. His best friend was showman and producer Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958. Fisher's affair and subsequent marriage to Taylor, Todd's widow, caused a show business scandal because he and Reynolds had a very public divorce.
In 1960, he was dropped by RCA Victor and briefly recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records. He later recorded for Dot Records. During this time, he had the first commercial recording of "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof. This technically counts as the biggest standard Fisher can claim credit for introducing, although it is rarely associated with him. He also recorded the album Eddie Fisher Today which showed that he had more depth than his singles from earlier years had shown. 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. During the time Fisher was the most popular singer in America, in the mid 1950s, singles, rather than albums, were the primary recording medium. His last album for RCA was an Al Jolson tribute, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet. Eddie Fisher's last album was recorded around 1984 on the Bainbridge record label. Fisher tried to stop the album from being released, but it turned up as After All. The album was produced by William J. O'Malley and arranged by Angelo DiPippo.
Fisher has performed in top concert halls all over the United States and headlined in major Las Vegas showrooms. He has headlined at the Palace Theater in New York City as well as London's Palladium.
Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street.
Fisher has had five wives: actress Debbie Reynolds (married 1955-divorced 1959), actress Elizabeth Taylor (married 1959-divorced 1964), actress Connie Stevens (married 1967-divorced 1969), Terry Richard (married 1975- divorced 1976) and Betty Lin (married 1993). Betty Lin died on April 15, 2001. Fisher is the father of two children by Reynolds, actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, and the father of two children by Stevens, actress Joely Fisher and actress Tricia Leigh Fisher.
In 1981, Fisher wrote an autobiography, Eddie: My Life, My Loves (ISBN 0-06-014907-8). He wrote another autobiography in 1999 titled Been There, Done That (ISBN 0-312-20972-X). The later book devotes little space to Fisher's singing career, but recycled the material of his first book and added many new sexual details that were too strong to publish before.
I'm in the Mood for Love (Eddie Fisher album)
I'm in the Mood for Love is the name of a 1952 album by Eddie Fisher, reissued in 1955, featuring the song of the same name. It was issued as a 10-inch long-playing record by RCA Victor Records.
In 2002 the album, combined with Eddie Fisher Sings and Christmas With Eddie Fisher, was issued on a compact disc.
Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, singer, and dancer.
Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (née Harmon; 1913-1999) and Raymond Francis Reynolds (1903-1986), who was a carpenter for Southern Pacific Railroad. Reynolds was a Girl Scout and a troop leader. A scholarship in her name is offered to high-school age Girl Scouts. Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939. While a student at Burbank High School, at age sixteen, Reynolds won the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest, a motion picture contract with Warner Brothers, and acquired her new first name.
Debbie Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Her song "Aba Daba Honeymoon" (featured in the 1950 film Two Weeks With Love as a duet with Carleton Carpenter) was a top 3 hit in 1951. Her most memorable film role was in Singin' in the Rain (1952), as newcomer Kathy Selden. In Bundle of Joy (1956), she appeared with her then husband, Eddie Fisher.
Her recording of the song "Tammy" (from Tammy and the Bachelor) earned her a gold record and was the best-selling single by a female vocalist in 1957. It was number one for 5 weeks on the Billboard pop charts. In the movie (the first of aseries) she performed with Leslie Nielsen. Reynolds also scored two other top 25 Billboard hits with "A Very Special Love" in 1958 and 1960's "Am I That Easy to Forget", a pop version of a country hit made famous by both songwriter Carl Belew in 1959, Skeeter Davis in 1960, and several years later by Engelbert Humperdinck. She headlined too in major Las Vegas showrooms.
Her starring role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) led to an Oscar nomination, but she lost to Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. She played Jeanine Deckers in The Singing Nun.
In what Reynolds has called the "stupidest mistake of my entire career", she made headlines in 1970 after instigating a fight with NBC over cigarette advertising on her TV show. NBC canceled the show.
She continues to make appearances in film and television, one of the few actors from MGM's "golden age of film" (along with Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Margaret O'Brien, Jane Powell, Rita Moreno, Leslie Caron, Dean Stockwell, Angela Lansbury, Russ Tamblyn and June Lockhart) who remain active in filmmaking. From 1999 to its 2006 finale, she played the recurring role of Grace's ditzy mother Bobbi Adler on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. She also plays a recurring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) Halloweentown series as Aggie Cromwell. Reynolds made a guest appearance as a presenter at the 69th Annual Academy Awards.
Reynolds has several CDs on the market of both vintage performances and later recordings.
Reynolds won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a Golden Globe for The Debbie Reynolds Show on television (1970), a Golden Globe for the motion picture Mother (1996), and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for In & Out (1997). In 1997, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy.
Reynolds' foot and hand prints are preserved at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard.
In November 2006, Reynolds received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Chapman University in Orange, California. On May 17, 2007, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she had contributed for many years to the film studies program. In her acceptance speech, she referred to the University as "Nevahda...Arizona".
Reynolds has had three marriages. She and Eddie Fisher married in 1955. They are the parents of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. A public scandal ensued when Eddie and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love, and the Fishers were divorced in 1959. Reynolds' second marriage, to millionaire businessman Harry Karl, lasted from 1960 to 1973. At its end, she found herself in financial difficulty owing to her husband's gambling and bad investments. (Under the community property laws of California, both spouses in a marriage are legally responsible for debts incurred by either.) Reynolds was married to real estate developer Richard Hamlett from 1984 to 1996. They purchased a small hotel and casino in Las Vegas, but it was not a success. In 1997, Reynolds was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Reynolds has been active in the Thalians Club, a charitable organization. She is a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
She has amassed a large collection of movie memorabilia and displayed them, first in a museum at her Las Vegas hotel and casino during the 1990s and later in a museum close to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. She has on several occasions auctioned off items from the collection. The collection will re-open in the Gatlinburg TN area in the future.
She currently resides in Los Angeles next door to her daughter Carrie, and her granddaughter, Billie.
Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)
The song has been performed and recorded by numerous artists since then, including Alan Breeze, Billy Cotton, Billy Vaughn, Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers, Harry James, Lys Assia, Malcolm Vaughan, Muriel Smith, Ray Anthony & his Orchestra, Russ Morgan & his Orchestra, The Beverley Sisters, and many others.
Under the original German title, an instrumental version by trumpeter Eddie Calvert topped the UK Singles Chart in 1954, and was also a Top 10 hit in the U.S.
It was adapted into English by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons under the title "Oh! My Pa-Pa". A recording by Eddie Fisher became a #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1954. Fisher's version also made the UK Top 10; thus, in the UK, Calvert's version was number one while Fisher's made the Top 10 but missed the top spot, and in the U.S., the roles were reversed. Calvert's version has a further claim to fame as the first UK number one to be recorded at the most succcessful of all British recording studios, Abbey Road.
The opening stanza was momentarily quoted in Frank Zappa's Billy the Mountain (1972) in place of the word "fissure," a reference to Eddie Fisher.
The song was also in the episode "Like Father, Like Clown" of The Simpsons sung by Krusty the Clown.
I'm Yours (1952 song)
The recording by Eddie Fisher was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-4680. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 25, 1952 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5.
The recording by Don Cornell was released by Coral Records as catalog number 60690. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 18, 1952 and lasted 16 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5.
The recording by The Four Aces was released by Decca Records as catalog number 28162. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on May 23, 1952 and lasted 3 weeks on the chart, peaking at #21.