Eddie Fisher

Date of Birth: August 10, 1928

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: September 22, 2010

Place of Death: Berkeley, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Eddie Fisher was an American singer and actor. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s.

Eddie was the son of Gitte Kathrine “Kate” (Minicker/Minocker/Winokur) and Joseph D. Tisch/Fisher, who were Jewish emigrants, from Ukraine/Russia. His father was born in Proskurov, Russia, now Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine. His mother was born in Yampil’ Vinnyts’ka.

Eddie was married to Betty Lin, until her death. He had four children: actress and writer Carrie Fisher and filmmaker Todd Fisher, with his former wife, singer, actress, and humanitarian Debbie Reynolds; and actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, with his former wife, singer and actress Connie Stevens. He was the grandfather of actress Billie Lourd.

Eddie’s maternal grandfather was named Zelig/Selig Zadik Minicker/Minniker/Winokur.

Eddie’s maternal grandmother was named Neche “Ida” Hudel.

Eddie’s paternal grandparents were either Mojsche/Morris Tisch/Fisher (the son of Ansel Taesch/Tesch and Esther) and Sarah Peltzer, or Nathan Tisch and Linne.

Sources: Genealogies of Eddie Fisher – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Eddie Fisher (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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