American singer and actor who released seventeen top ten singles in the 1950s, including "Wish You Were Here" and "Oh! My Pa-Pa." He sold several million records over the course of his career.
He started competing in amateur singing contests as a teenager. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951.
He released two autobiographies, Eddie: My Life, My Loves and Been There, Done That.
He was married five times. His first marriage, to actress Debbie Reynolds, ended when she caught him cheating with Elizabeth Taylor, whom he later married. He also had marriages to Connie Stevens, Terry Richard, and Betty Lin. He had four children, including actress Carrie Fisher.
He first gained national exposure after performing on Eddie Cantor's radio station.