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Eddie Fisher remembered for pop songs, movies, and marriages

Eddie Fisher sold millions of records in the 1950s with 32 hit songs. He married five times, including to movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher died Wednesday and is survived by two daughters who followed him into acting.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, from left to right, are shown attending the opening show starring Fisher at the Tropicana, in this 1958 file photo taken in Las Vegas, Nev. Fisher, whose huge fame as a pop singer was overshadowed by scandals ending his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor died Sept. 22 at his home in Berkeley, California.

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Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died.

He passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley, his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press.

"Late last evening the world lost a true America icon," Fisher's family said in a statement released by publicist British Reece. "One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch."

The death was first reported by Hollywood website deadline.com.

In the early 50s, Fisher sold millions of records with 32 hit songs including "Thinking of You," ''Any Time," ''Oh, My Pa-pa," ''I'm Yours," ''Wish You Were Here," ''Lady of Spain" and "Count Your Blessings."

His fame was enhanced by his 1955 marriage to movie darling Debbie Reynolds — they were touted as "America's favorite couple" — and the birth of two children.

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