Eddie Fisher, the 1950s actor and crooner who has died aged 82, was an early Golden Globe winner.
Fisher, who was known for his high-profile Hollywood romances, won his Globe in 1958 for Best TV Show for Coke Time, the 15-minute show sponsored by the Coca-Cola company.
He died from complications from hip surgery according to his daughter, actress and singer Tricia Leigh Fisher.
“The world has lost a true America icon,” the family said in a statement. “One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.”
In 1959, Fisher created a tabloid scandal when he left Reynolds, who gave birth to their daughter Carrie Fisher, to marry his Butterfield 8 co-star Elizabeth Taylor. Five years later, Taylor left Fisher for her co-star, Richard Burton and Fisher went on to marry Connie Stevens with whom he had two daughters, Tricia Leigh and actress Joely Fisher. Fisher and Stevens divorced in 1969, and he married two more times.
His last album was released in 1984 and he made his last movie, High Tide, in 1987.
|25th September 2010,|