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Eddie Cantor (1892–1964)


Singer, songwriter ("Merrily We Roll Along"), comedian, author and actor, educated in public schools. He made his first public appearance in Vaudeville in 1907 at New York's Clinton Music Hall, then became a member of the Gus Edwards Gang, later touring vaudeville with Lila Lee as the team Cantor & Lee. He made Broadway stage appearances in "Canary... See full bio »

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  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... (performer: "He Loves It" (1922))
- Broadway Limited (2010) ... (writer: "The Dumber They Come The Better I Like Them" - uncredited)
 2011 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Best Friends (2011) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst (Video) (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 2007-2009 The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle (2009) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout (2007) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (performer: " (Potatoes Are Cheaper - Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now's the Time To Fall in Love")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "Okay, Toots", "Mandy", "Build a Little Home" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "Oh, Gee, Georgie!", "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em", "Makin' Whoopee" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em" - uncredited)
 2005 Cinderella Man (performer: "Cheer Up, Smile, Nertz" (1931))
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (lyrics: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1996 Space Jam (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (performer: "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)")
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- Roll Over, Beethoven/The Cat and the Fiddle (1993) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe Song (1993) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon (1993) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1991 Curly Sue (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- Animaniacs! (1990) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- Gang Busters (1990) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1990 Men Don't Leave (writer: "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG")
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (performer: "Now's the Time to Fall in Love" (1931))
 1974 Blazing Saddles (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1972 The Great Radio Comedians (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Over There", "One Hour With You")
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (performer: "I Love to Spend Each Sunday with You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Love to Spend Each Sunday with You" - uncredited)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- George Burns in the Big Time (1959) ... (performer: "Pals" - uncredited)
 1958 The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 October 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "About a Quarter to Nine", "The Anniversary Song", "April Showers", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody", "Swanee", "Sonny Boy", "Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!)" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (lyrics: "I Love to Spend Each Sunday with You" - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (performer: "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" - uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie (performer: "If You Knew Susie" (1925), "What Do I Want with Money" (1948), "My, How the Time Goes By" (1948), "Sextette" (1835) (uncredited))
 1947 Big Time Revue (Short) (writer: "I'll Have Vanilla" - uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (performer: "We're Having a Baby" (1941))
 1944 Show Business (performer: "The Curse of an Aching Heart" (1913), "I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)" (1911), "Sextette" (1935), "Alabamy Bound" (1924), "Dinah" (1925), "I Don't Want to Get Well" (1917), "Makin' Whoopee" (1928) - uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars ("London Bridge Is Falling Down", uncredited) / (performer: "Now's the Time to Fall in Love" (1931), "We're Staying Home Tonight" (1943) - uncredited)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers ("Little Curly Hair in a High Chair" (1940), uncredited) / (performer: "Little Curly Hair in a High Chair" (1940) - uncredited)
 1939 The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (Short) (lyrics: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (performer: "Laugh Your Way Through Life" (1937), "Swing Is Here to Sway" (1937), "Vote for Honest Abe" (1937), "Pennies from Heaven" (1936), "Dinah" (1925) - uncredited)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (performer: "First You Have Me High (Then You Have Me Low)" (1935), "The Lady Dances" (1935), "Calabash Pipe" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Billboard Frolics (Short) (lyrics: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air (lyrics: "Merrily We Roll Along" (1935) - uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions (performer: "When My Ship Comes In" (1934) (uncredited), "Mandy" (1918), "Okay, Toots" (1934) (uncredited), "Let My People Go" (uncredited), "Ice Cream Fantasy" (1934) (uncredited), "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" (1867) (uncredited))
 1933 Roman Scandals (performer: "Build a Little Home" (1933), "Keep Young and Beautiful" (1933), "Put a Tax on Love" (1933), "All of Me" (1931), "Dinah" (1925), "Kickin' the Gong Around" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain ("What a Perfect Combination" (1932), uncredited) / (performer: "In the Moonlight" (1932) (uncredited), "Look What You've Done" (1932) (uncredited), "What a Perfect Combination" (1932) (uncredited), "La Paloma")
 1931 Palmy Days ("Yes, Yes (My Baby Said Yes, Yes)" (1931), "The Wedding March" (1843), uncredited) / (lyrics: "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby" (1931) - uncredited) / (performer: "There's Nothing Too Good For My Baby" (1931), "Yes, Yes (My Baby Said Yes, Yes)" (1931), "Happy Days Are Here Again" (1929) - uncredited)
 1930 Whoopee! ("Makin' Waffles" (1930), uncredited) / (performer: "Makin' Whoopee" (1928), "A Girl Friend of a Boy Friend of Mine" (1930), "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (1930), "Ol' Man River" (1927) - uncredited)
 1930 Insurance (Short) (performer: "Now That the Girls Are Wearing Long Dresses" - uncredited) / (writer: "Now That the Girls Are Wearing Long Dresses" - uncredited)
 1930 Getting a Ticket (Short) (performer: "My Wife Is on a Diet" - uncredited)
 1929 Finding His Voice (Documentary short) (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1929 A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (Short) (performer: "I Faw Down an' Go Boom", "If I Give Up the Saxophone", "Eddie Cantor's Automobile Horn Song")
 1929 That Party in Person (Short) (performer: "Hungry Women", "Here's That Party Now In Person")
 1923 A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (Short) (performer: "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em" (1923), "Oh, Gee, Georgie!" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Dumber They Come, the Better I Like 'em" (1923) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote introduction for "No Man Stands Alone: The True Story of Barney Ross" by Barney Ross. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 15 Portrayals | See more »


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his vaudeville days] When [George] Jessl and I were not acting, we were playing. We had no outside games or diversions, so all our fun had to be born of the theatre. On one occasion we ruined a perfectly boring mystery thriller. Just as the distracted father cried, 'Where is my daughter?' we walked across the stage behind him, both of us in black-face, with brooms slung across our shoulders. ... See more »

Trivia:

Cantor reportedly received 3200 write-in votes for President in 1928 in an election won by Herbert Hoover. In another year he received over 1000 write-ins for Governor of New Jersey. See more »

Nickname:

The Apostle of Pep See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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