Eddie Fisher


Fisher, fourth of seven children, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Kate (née Winokur) and Joseph Fisher. His father's surname was originally Fisch, but was anglicised to Fisher upon entry into the United States. To his family, Fisher was always called "Sonny Boy" or "Sonny". It was known at an early age that he had talent as a vocalist and he started singing in numerous amateur contests, which he usually won. He sang on the radio in high school, WFIL The Magic Lady 6pm daily. He attended Simon Gratz High School in north Philadelphia. He also appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, a popular radio show which moved to television.
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