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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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Known For

Kid Millions
Kid Millions Eddie Wilson Jr.
(1934)
The Kid from Spain
The Kid from Spain Eddie Williams
(1932)
Show Business
Show Business Eddie Martin
(1944)
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Thank Your Lucky Stars Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson
(1943)

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 2011-2013 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series) (writer - 26 episodes)
- Best Friends Redux (2013) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
- Shell Game (2013) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
- The Grand Old Duck of York (2013) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
- Gribbler's Quest (2013) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
- Mrs. Porkbunny's (2013) ... (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
  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)
 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 Top 10 Dumbest Indiana Jones Moments (Short) (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")
 2003 Carnivàle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lonnigan, Texas (2003) ... (performer: "If You Knew Susie" - uncredited)
 1998-1999 Histeria! (TV Series) (music - 6 episodes)
- 20th Century Presidents (1999) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- The Teddy Roosevelt Show (1999) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- The Dawn of Time (1999) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- Hooray for Presidents (1998) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
- The U.S. Civil War: Part 2 (1998) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1997 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Mice Don't Dance/Brain Drained (1997) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 1996 Space Jam (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (performer: "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)")
 1994 The Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Pig Boy and His Dog (1994) ... (music: "Merrily We Roll Along" - uncredited)
 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)
 1993 Taz-Mania (Video Game) (writer: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 1992 Road Runner's Death Valley Rally (Video Game) (music: "Merrily We Roll Along")
 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)
 1988 Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon (TV Series) (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 21 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:

Stage: Appeared in "Ziegfeld Follies of 1920" on Broadway. Musical revue/spectacle. Music / lyrics by Irving Berlin, Dave Stamper, Gene Buck, Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney and Victor Herbert. Musical Direction by Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Maurice De Packh, Charles Grant, Stephen Jones and Frank Saddler. Featuring songs with ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 10 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on blackface] I don't myself quite understand why people will laugh more at a joke delivered in blackface than the same wheeze without the burnt cork. But they do. See more »

Trivia:

Often ate the breakfast staple cornflakes and milk for dinner at fancy restaurants. It had been the foodstuff he could afford as an up-and-coming comedian, and due to some personal quirk, he preferred it even after he was rich and famous. See more »

Nickname:

The Apostle of Pep See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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