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Isadore(Eddie) Israel "Eddie" Cantor (Iskowitz)

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Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Mechel Iskowitz and Meta "Maite" Iskowitz(Kanterovich)
Husband of Ida Cantor Tobias
Father of Marjorie Cantor; Natalie Metzger Clary; Edna June Jr. McHugh; Marilyn Baker and <private> Gari (Cantor)

Managed by: Jeannette Rulnick McGrath
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About Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. Familiar to Broadway, radio, movie and early television audiences, this "Apostle of Pep" was regarded almost as a family member by millions because his top-rated radio shows revealed intimate stories and amusing anecdotes about his wife Ida and five daughters.

Cantor was born in New York City, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Meta and Mechel Iskowitz. The precise date of his birth is unknown. His mother died in childbirth one year after his birth, and his father died of pneumonia when Eddie was 2, leaving him to be raised by his beloved grandmother, Esther Kantrowitz.

As a child, he attended Surprise Lake Camp. A misunderstanding when signing her grandson for school gave him her last name of Kantrowitz (shortened by the clerk to Kanter). Esther died on January 29, 1917, two days before he signed a long-term contract with Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. to appear in his Follies. . . . More

His charity and humanitarian work was extensive, and he is credited with coining the phrase and helping to develop The March of Dimes.

Freemason: , raised in Munn Lodge No 190, New York City

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Eddie Cantor's Timeline

1892
January 31, 1892
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1914
June 6, 1914
Age 22
1915
March 31, 1915
Age 23
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1916
April 27, 1916
Age 24
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1919
June 19, 1919
Age 27
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1921
September 16, 1921
Age 29
Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, United States
1964
October 10, 1964
Age 72
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States