Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1892 (exact date in question) and lost his parents by the age of three. His grandmother Esther raised him. Eddie started to show signs of being an entertainer at an early age by singing in the streets.

Eddie Cantor made his stage debut in vaudeville in 1907. He debuted in London in 1914 and returned to the U.S. after the out break of World War I. Starred in the Ziegfeld Follies in New York from 1917 to 1919. Eddie started making films and had great successes based on some of his stage hits. A biographical film (The Eddie Cantor Story) was made in 1953. 

Makin' Whoopee 1928 

That's The Kind Of A Baby For Me 1917

Victor 18342 is the earliest Eddie Cantor record I have found

Ballyhoo 1931 Hit of the Week Record

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