Eddie Fisher, whose huge acclaim as a 1950s pop accompanist was overshadowed by scandals catastrophe his marriages to actresses Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82.
His daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press that Fisher died Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery.
``Late aftermost black the apple absent a accurate America icon,'' Fisher's ancestors said in a account appear by arranger British Reece. ``One of the greatest choir of the aeon anesthetized away. He was an amazing aptitude and a accurate mensch.''
The afterlife was aboriginal appear by Hollywood website borderline . Fisher's bright affecting singing articulation brought him a adherent afterward of boyish girls in the aboriginal 1950s. He awash millions of annal with 32 hit songs including ` Thinking of You,' ` Any Time,' `Oh, My Pa-pa,' `I'm Yours,' ` Wish You Were Here,' `Lady of Spain' and ` Count Your Blessings.'
His acclaim was added by his 1955 alliance to cine angel Debbie Reynolds _ they were accustomed as `America's admired couple' _ and the bearing of two children.
Their babe Carrie Fisher became a blur brilliant herself in the aboriginal three `Star Wars' films as Princess Leia, and afterwards as a acknowledged columnist of `Postcards From the Edge' and added books.
Carrie Fisher spent best of 2008 on the alley with her autobiographical appearance `Wishful Drinking.' In an account with The Associated Press , she told of singing with her ancestor on date in San Jose. Eddie Fisher was by again in a wheelchair and active in San Francisco.
When Eddie Fisher's best friend, ambassador Mike Todd, was dead in a 1958 alike crash, Fisher comforted the widow, Elizabeth Taylor. Amid sensationalist headlines, Fisher afar Reynolds and affiliated Taylor in 1959.
The Fisher-Taylor alliance lasted alone bristles years. She fell in adulation with co-star Richard Burton during the Rome filming of `Cleopatra,' afar Fisher and affiliated Burton in one of the abundant ball apple scandals of the 20th century.
Fisher's career never recovered from the notoriety. He affiliated extra Connie Stevens, and they had two daughters. Another annulment followed. He affiliated alert more.
Edwin Jack Fisher was built-in Aug. 10, 1928, in Philadelphia, one of seven accouchement of a Jewish grocer. At 15 he was singing on Philadelphia radio.
After affective to New York, Fisher was adopted as a protege by actor Eddie Cantor, who helped the adolescent accompanist become a brilliant in radio, television and records.
Fisher's adventurous letters resonated with adolescent girls in the pre-Elvis period. Publicist-manager Milton Blackstone helped the publicity by hiring girls to scream and collapse at Fisher's appearances.
After accepting out of the Army in 1953 afterward a two-year hitch, hit records, his own TV appearance and the accent alliance to Reynolds fabricated Fisher a top star. The brace costarred in a 1956 adventurous comedy, `Bundle of Joy,' that capitalized on their own parenthood.
In 1960 he played a role in `Butterfield 8,' for which Taylor won an Academy Award. But that blur apparent the end of his cine career.
After actuality alone by Taylor, Fisher became the base of comedians' jokes. He began relying on drugs to get through performances, and his bookings dwindled. He afterwards said he had fabricated and spent $20 actor during his heyday, and abundant of it went to bank and drugs.
In 1983, Fisher attempted a all-encompassing comeback. But his old admirers had been angry off by the scandals, and the adolescent bearing had been angry on by rock. The bout was unsuccessful.
He had added to his ballyhoo that year with an autobiography, `Eddie: My Life, My Loves.' Of his aboriginal three marriages, he wrote he had been afraid into alliance with Reynolds, whom he didn't apperceive well; became nursemaid as able-bodied as bedmate to Taylor, and was afraid to ally Connie Stevens but she was abundant and he `did the able thing.'
Another autobiography, `Been There, Done That,' appear in 1999, was alike added searing. He alleged Reynolds `self-centered, absolutely driven, insecure, untruthful, phony.' He claimed he alone his career during the Taylor alliance because he was too active demography her to emergency apartment and charwoman up afterwards her pets, accouchement and servants. Both ex-wives were furious, and Carrie Fisher threatened to change her name to Reynolds.
At 47, Fisher affiliated a 21-year-old adorableness queen, Terry Richard. The alliance concluded afterwards 10 months. His fifth marriage, to Betty Lin, a Chinese-born businesswoman, lasted best than any of the others. Fisher had two accouchement with Reynolds: Carrie and Todd; and two girls with Stevens: Joely and Tricia.