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Sep242010

Eddie Fisher, Singer and Husband to the Stars, Dead at 82 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Singer Eddie Fisher, who was known as much for his high-profile marriages to famous Hollywood starlets as he was for his singing and acting career, died last Wednesday.  According to IMDB, Fisher was 82.

Hitched five times in all, Fisher was married to Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Connie Stevens, among others. His union with Reynolds produced a daughter, movie actress Carrie Fisher, as well as a son, Todd.  Fisher also had a daughter with Stevens, TV actress Joely Fisher.

Fisher had a prolific singing career during the pre-rock and roll era of the 1950s. He had 35 songs in the top 40 between 1950-1956 and was probably best known for his number one hit, "Oh! My Pa-Pa."  In between hits, he hosted two TV shows, Coke Times with Eddie Fisher on NBC from 1953-1956 and The Eddie Fisher Show on NBC from 1957-1959.

Fisher also wrote two autobiographies, including Been There, Done That in 1999 that was so chock full of sexual details about his various dalliances that it prompted daughter Carrie Fisher to say, "That's it. I'm having my DNA fumigated."

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