If you need an idea of how Eddie Fisher saw himself, just take a look at the first page of his autobiography, where he wrote, “When I was a small child—I couldn’t have been more than three or four years old—I opened my mouth and this beautiful sound came out”. Even as a kid, Fisher knew he had one destiny, and one destiny only: To become a star. Unfortunately, tragedy, scandal, and heartbreak marked his road to fame.

1. He Grew Up Poor

Born on August 10, 1928, in Philadelphia, Fisher was the fourth child out of a whopping total of seven children. His mom and dad were your typical Jewish immigrants from the era. When they arrived in America, they eked out a living where they could, but with so many mouths to feed, this was a tall order. Fisher spent most of his childhood being dirt poor—until fate granted his family wealth in a horribly twisted way.

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