Singer Eddie Fisher Dies at 82
Eddie Fisher, 82, a heartthrob singer whose chart topping hits and scandalous love life made headlines during the 1950s, died Sept. 22.
Between 1950 and 1956 Mr. Fisher had seventeen songs in the Top 10 music charts and thirty-five in the Top 40.
His tunes made him so popular, that Coca-Cola paid him $1 million to be a national spokesman for the brand.
Some of his most popular songs included "Oh My Pa-pa," "Thinking of You," "Turn Back the Hands of Time," "Any Time" and "Tell Me Why."
His private life, however, stained his reputation publicly. He had a number of intertwined romances with Hollywood starlets that made major news in the 1950s.
His daughter Carrie, from his first marriage to Debbie Reynolds, made a name for herself as a movie actress after she landed the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy.
After his best friend, Mike Todd, died in a plane crash, Mr. Fisher left his wife and married Todd's widow--Elizabeth Taylor.
But the marriage was short lived. Taylor had an affair with "Cleopatra" co-star Richard Burton and divorced Mr. Fisher.
Be sure to check out this video for Oh! My Pa-Pa:
A full obituary on Mr. Fisher is on the way. But in the meantime, what's your favorite Eddie Fisher song? If you have any memories of the star singer, leave them below.
T. Rees Shapiro
| September 24, 2010; 9:38 AM ET
Categories: T. Rees Shapiro | Tags: Carrie Fisher, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Star Wars
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