Eddie "Banjo Eyes" Cantor, was an American comedian, dancer, actor, singer, songwriter and music video pioneer. During his heyday, outspokenly progressive entertainer was both hugely controversial and popular. Today, he's a prime example of the superstar who becomes virtually unknown over the decades following their death.
Cantor was born Edward Israel Iskowitz was on January 31st, 1892 in Manhattan's Lower East Side. His parents, Meta and Mecel, were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Edward's mother died in childbirth when he was just one. When he was two, his father died of pneumonia. At that point, he was taken in by his grandmother, Esther Kanrowitz. Whilst attending Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, he was... Read More
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