- Associated Press - Friday, September 24, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Entertainer Eddie Fisher, whose singing career was overshadowed by scandals of his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82.

His daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher, told The Associated Press that Fisher died Wednesday night of complications from hip surgery at a hospital in Berkeley.

Fisher sold millions of records in the 1950s with hit songs including “Thinking of You,” “Any Time” and “Oh, My Pa-pa.”

His singing and good looks brought him a devoted following with teenage girls.


He married movie darling Debbie Reynolds in 1955 and they were touted as “America’s favorite couple.” Their daughter Carrie Fisher later became a film star herself.

But amid sensational headlines, Fisher divorced Reynolds and married Taylor in 1959. Taylor dropped him a few years later when she fell in love with Richard Burton.