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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 Eddie Wilson Jr.
The Kid from Spain Eddie Williams
Show Business Eddie Martin
Forty Little Mothers Gilbert Jordan Thompson


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (24 credits)
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Morris Sizeman
- Sizeman and Son (1956) ... Morris Sizeman
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
George Morris
- George Has a Birthday (1956) ... George Morris
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
Harold Clinker
- The Hypochondriac (1955) ... Harold Clinker
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Eddie Cantor
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Sam Parker
 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
Face on Station Program Poster (uncredited)
 1945 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 2: Radio Shows (Short)
Eddie - The Eddie Cantor Program
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Eddie Cantor
 1944 Show Business
Eddie Martin
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Gilbert Jordan Thompson
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ali Baba
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Eddie Pink
 1934 Kid Millions
Eddie Wilson Jr.
 1933 Roman Scandals
Eddie / Oedipus
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Eddie Williams
 1931 Palmy Days
Eddie Simpson
 1930 Whoopee!
Henry Williams
 1930 Insurance (Short)
Sidney B. Zwieback
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Eddie Cantor - Appearance in Revue Scenes
 1929 That Party in Person (Short)
Eddie Cantor
 1927 Special Delivery
Eddie Beagle - The Mail Carrier
 1926 Kid Boots
Samuel (Kid) Boots
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (60 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (33 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Performer") in / co-wrote lyrics for "Ziegfeld Follies of 1918" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper. Based on material by / Lyrics by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Interpolations by: Irving Berlin and Victor Jacobi. Musical Direction by Frank Darling. Featuring songs with lyrics by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Ida Tobias Cantor  (her death)  (5 children)

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Personal Quote:

[after attending the premiere of the film The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)] If that was my life, I didn't live. See more »


Taking his show on a national tour, he was preparing to open one night at a theater in Minneapolis, in which every seat had been sold. Shortly before the show was to begin that night, a terrific snowstorm hit Minneapolis, effectively shutting the city down, and of the hundreds of people who had bought tickets to see the show, only seven managed to make it to the theater. When the management ... See more »


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