Known for his “smooth” voice and his highly public romances with the day’s biggest stars, Eddie Fisher died after complications from hip surgery.
Fisher recorded 25 Top 40 hits in the 1950s, which included four chart-toppers. He also starred on several television shows. But Fisher is probably most famous for his marriages. His first, to Debbie Reynolds, produced daughter Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars triology. He also married Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens, and was rumored to be involved with Judy Garland and Ann-Margret.
Pop idol Eddie Fisher died on Wednesday due to complications from a recent hip surgery, his family announced on Thursday. He was 82. Fisher, father to actress Carrie Fisher, was one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s. In addition to chart-topping hits, like “Thinking of You,” “Walking Behind You,” and “Oh! My Pa-Pa,” Fisher also had the TV variety show Coke Time with Eddie Fisher and The Eddie Fisher Show. He fell out of the spotlight with the advent of rock’n’roll, though he continued to record well into the 1960s.
Fisher was married five times. He had two children, Carrie and Todd, with his first wife, actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, whom he famously left for second wife Elizabeth Taylor. Carrie Fisher has compared her parents’ messy divorce and father’s re-marriage to Taylor to the modern-day Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie saga. Fisher was also married to actress Connie Stevens, with whom he had two more children, actresses Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher. His fourth marriage, at 47, was to 21-year-old beauty queen, Terry Richard. It ended after 10 months. His fifth (and longest) marriage was to Betty Lin, a Chinese-born businesswoman. She died in 2001.
Eddie Fisher was born on August 10th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Fisher_(singer)
August 10th, 1928
8 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from August 10th, 2010 to August 9th, 2011) = Timeless classic. Universally appreciated.