Edwin John Fisher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 10, 1928. Winning numerous amateur talent contests as a high school student he appeared on radio’s Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts and at eighteen years of age was a featured vocalist with the Buddy Morrow band.
Signed by RCA Victor, Eddie Fisher’s first big hit, “Thinking of You” reached the top ten in February, 1951. One year later in February, 1952, “Anytime” also hit the top ten, followed by “I’m Yours”. “Wish You Were Here” topped the Hit Parade in 1952 and the year ended with Eddie’s “Lady of Spain,”
“I’m Walking Behind You”, reached #1 in 1953, as did “Oh My Pa Pa”. The following year “I Need You Now” also hit the top spot on the Hit Parade. Turn Back the Hands of Time,” “Tell My Why,” “A Man Chases a Girl, Until She Catches Him,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Dungaree Doll,” “Heart” and “Cindy, Oh Cindy” all were hits for Eddie Fisher. In his recording career, Eddie Fisher has 60 visits to the Hit Parade.
At 82 years of age in his Berkeley, California home, Eddie Fisher died on September 22, 2010 of complications following hip surgery.
A very popular Fisher had his own variety TV shows in the 50’s and starred in two motion pictures, “Bundle of Joy” in 1956 and “Butterfield 8” in 1960. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for his recording successes and one for television. He was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.