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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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 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (performer: " (Potatoes Are Cheaper - Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now's the Time To Fall in Love")
 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)")
 1991 Curly Sue (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 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)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (performer: "I Love to Spend Each Sunday with You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Love to Spend Each Sunday with You" - uncredited)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story (writer: "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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Broadway Brevities of 1920. Musical revue. Lyrics by Blair Treynor. Music by Archie Gottler. Sketches by George LeMaire. Additional numbers by Arthur Jackson, George Gershwin, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Irving Caesar and Irving Berlin. Musical Direction by Louis Gress. Music orchestrated by Stephen Jones and Will Vodery. Lyrics ... 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:

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers. See more »

Trivia:

Following his financial loss in the stock market crash of 1929, Eddie Cantor wrote a short humorous book entitled, "Caught Short." See more »

Nickname:

Banjo Eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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