Eddie Cantor


Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 - October 10, 1964) was a hugely popular singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, dancer, and "illustrated song" performer who began his long career in vaudeville, later expanding to radio, Broadway, film, and TV. He topped the Pop charts with "Margie" (1921), "No, No, Nora" (1923), and "If You Knew Susie" (1925), and later hits included "The Old Piano Roll Blues" (1950, with Lisa Kirk and the Sammy Kaye Orchestra).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • The Old Piano Roll Blues (1950)

Pop charts debut year: 1917

Years active: 1907-1962

Genres: Traditional pop, jazz, blues

Labels: Victor, Pathe, Emerson, Columbia, Melotone, RCA Victor


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