Fisher was described as one of the greatest voices in the entertainment world and an extraordinary talent.
During his career he sold millions of records with 32 hit songs, including “Oh My Pa -pa, “Any Time” and “Thinking of You”. His style of music attracted thousands of young teenage fans in the 1950s.
Fisher’s marriage to Debbie Reynolds in 1955 and famed actress Elizabeth Taylor in 1959 helped shot him to even greater notoriety.
Fisher’s marriage to Taylor came after the tragic death of his close friend, Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958. He dedicated a lot of his time comforting Todd’s widow, who happened to be Elizabeth Taylor, much to the dismay of his own wife, Reynolds. He eventually divorced Reynolds to marry Taylor but the relationship lasted only five years before Taylor fell in love with her co-star in the Cleopatra movie, Richard Burton.
The break up is still considered one of Hollywood’s greatest scandals. Fisher went on to marry Connie Stevens; got divorced and then married two more times.
Edwin Jack Fisher was 82 at the time of his death. He was born in Philadelphia on 10th August, 1928 to a Jewish couple; owners of a grocery store.