Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964

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Birth 1892-01-31
Death 1964-10-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Cantor was born Edward Israel Iskowitz on Jan. 31, 1892 in NYC; he was orphaned at age of two and raised by his grandmother; was a vaudeville performer and singing waiter; appeared in Gus Edwards' Kid Kabaret; appeared in Ziegfeld's Midnight frolics in 1916; became star in successive Ziegfeld follies, 1917-1919, and also starred in the producer's shows, Kid Boots and Whoopee; starred in two silent films, Kid Boots (1926) and Special delivery (1927); had own radio show through the 1930s, and was the highest paid radio star by 1936; semi-retired after heart attack in 1952; given Academy Award in 1956 for distinguished service to film industry; was married to Ida Tobias for 48 years and had 5 daughters; died on Oct. 10, 1964 in Hollywood, CA.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1964. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38000055

Cantor was an American entertainer.

From the description of Letter, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78405437

Biography

Cantor was born Edward Israel Iskowitz on January 31, 1892 in New York City; he was orphaned at age of two and raised by his grandmother; was a vaudeville performer and singing waiter; appeared in Gus Edwards' Kid Kabaret ; appeared in Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolics in 1916; became star in successive Ziegfeld Follies, 1917-1919, and also starred in the producer's shows, Kid Boots and Whoopee ; starred in two silent films, Kid Boots (1926) and Special Delivery (1927); had own radio show through the 1930s, and was the highest paid radio star by 1936; semi-retired after heart attack in 1952; given Academy Award in 1956 for distinguished service to film industry; was married to Ida Tobias for 48 years and had 5 daughters; died on October 10, 1964 in Hollywood, California.

From the guide to the Eddie Cantor Papers, 1915-1964, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
  • Entertainers--Archival resources
  • Entertainers--Correspondence

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  • Entertainers--United States--Archival resources
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Archival resources

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  • United States (as recorded)