Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964

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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

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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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creatorOf Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964. Papers, 1915-1964. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn The Hadassah Medical Organization Papers in the Hadassah Archives, 1918 - 2009 Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
creatorOf Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938. Harold R. Atteridge papers, 1909-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Correspondence to Morgan James, 1958-1977 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Burke, Billie, 1885-1970. Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. Popular Music Archives, ca. 1890-ca. 1970. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Zembrosky family. Zembrosky family photographs, early 1900s-1983. Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Harold and Romayne Goldberg, papers, undated, 1924-1971 (bulk 1946-1965) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Melvin Seidenberg photographs, c. 1828-1988 [photographs] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Stone, Paula. Papers, 1920-1981. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Vincent J. Donehue papers, 1946-1965 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn The Radio Entertainers and Announcers Collection, 1937-1945 (Bulk 1942-1943) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn The Hadassah Medical Organization Papers in the Hadassah Archives, 1918 - 2009 Hadassah
referencedIn Eddie Cantor collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Stiller, Jerry. [Interview with Jerry Stiller] [sound recording] / Jerry Stiller ; [interviewed by] David Marc, New York City, May 10, 1999. Syracuse University
referencedIn Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956. Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Abe Burrows collection of sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Gard, Alex. Alex Gard caricatures, ca. 1926-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Harold R. Atteridge papers, 1909-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Welles mss., 1930-1950, (Bulk 1936-1947) Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Eddie Cantor Papers, 1915-1964 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn United Jewish Committee of San Francisco Against Nazi Extermination of Jews and Other Minorities. Program for mass meeting against Nazi extermination of Jews and other minorities, 1943 June 17. Holocaust Center of Northern California, Holocaust Library and Research Center
referencedIn Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Audio-visual collection, 1952-1978. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Caricatures of Black Americans : sheet music, 1861-1947 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Kahn, Sol, 1908-1977. Sol Kahn papers, 1956-1957 and undated. Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Goldman, Robert Philip, 1890-1976. Papers, 1917-1976. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Barstow, Richard. Correspondence to Morgan James, 1958-1977. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The Files of Youth Aliyah in the Hadassah Archives, 1933-2006 Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Texaco Star Theater. Texaco Star Theater collection, 1936-1956. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Kirstein, Louis Edward, 1867-1942. Business records, 1909-1942 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Gerber, Alex, 1895-1969. Alex Gerber papers, 1914-1966. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers, 1929-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Cantor, Eddie, 1893-1964. Letter, 1939. American Primers
referencedIn Caricatures of Black Americans : sheet music, 1861-1947. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Motion Picture and Television Fund. Screen Guild Players (Radio program), 1942-1948. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Alex Gard caricatures, ca. 1926-1948 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Jack Pearl papers, 1899-1973 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Morrie Ryskind papers, 1911-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Freedman, David. David Freedman papers, 1905-1944. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Julius Gold Collection, 1858-1924, (bulk 1920-1955) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Babb, James Elisha, 1864-1934. James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Albert Einstein College of Medicine. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938. person
associatedWith Babb, James Elisha, 1864-1934. person
associatedWith Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith Barstow, Richard person
associatedWith Barstow, Richard. person
associatedWith Bendiner, Alfred person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
associatedWith Burke, Billie, 1885-1970. person
associatedWith Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith C.W. Post College. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. Special collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Donehue, Vincent J., 1915-1966 person
associatedWith Freedman, David. person
associatedWith Gard, Alex. person
associatedWith Gerber, Alex, 1895-1969. person
correspondedWith Gold, Julius, 1884-1969 person
correspondedWith Goldman, Robert Philip, 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Harold and Romayne Goldberg person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993 person
associatedWith Kahn, Sol, 1908-1977. person
associatedWith Kirstein, Louis Edward, 1867-1942. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Motion Picture and Television Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Pearl, Jack person
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Stiller, Jerry. person
associatedWith Stone, Paula. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Texaco Star Theater. corporateBody
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith United Jewish Committee of San Francisco Against Nazi Extermination of Jews and Other Minorities. corporateBody
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
associatedWith Zembrosky family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
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United States
Subject
Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
Entertainers--Archival resources
Entertainers--Correspondence
Occupation
Entertainers--United States--Archival resources
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Archival resources
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Person

Birth 1892-01-31

Death 1964-10-11

Americans

English

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