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Eddie Cantor

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Source: Wikipedia

Eddie Cantor (c. September 21, 1892 – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. Familiar to Broadway, radio, movie and early television audiences, this "Apostle of Pep" was regarded almost as a family member by millions because his top-rated radio shows revealed intimate stories and amusing anecdotes about his wife Ida and five daughters. Some of his hits include "Makin' Whoopee", "Ida", "If You Knew Susie", "Ma! He's Makin' Eyes at Me", "Margie", and "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)?" He also wrote a few songs, including "Merrily We Roll Along", the Merrie Melodies Warner Bros. cartoon theme.

Fact file

  • Born: Edward Israel Itzkowitz c. September 21, 1892 New York City
  • Died: October 10, 1964 (aged 72) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, dancer, singer-songwriter
  • Years active: 1907–62
  • Spouse(s): Ida (Tobias) Cantor (1914–1962, her death, 5 daughters)

Read more about Eddie Cantor at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Video: Wisecracks in Drag and Blackface in ‘Eddie Cantor 4-Film Collection’
NY Times Movies, 2015-07-09 18:40:54
The “Eddie Cantor 4-Film Collection” from Warner Archive examines a high-energy singer-dancer-comedian who personified a certain image of New York in his era.

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: MARCH 21
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-21 04:00:49
1867 Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. is born today in Chicago, Illinois. He will go on to become one of the most powerful showmen ever. His Follies, filled with beautiful women and exciting variety acts, will become a 25-year tradition following the first Follies of 1907. He will introduce talent such as ...

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: MARCH 8
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-08 05:00:45
1920 Ziegfeld Girls of 1920 enjoys a 78-performance run at the New Amsterdam Roof Theatre. This revue boasts the talents of Fanny Brice, W.C. Fields, and Eddie Cantor.

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