Eddie Fisher’s Affair With Elizabeth Taylor ‘Literally Ruined His Career,’ Says Carrie Fisher’s Brother

Eddie Fisher’s relationship with Elizabeth Taylor was a famous scandal of the ages. The two stars met through Debbie Reynolds, the first wife of Fisher, who was closely related to the Cleopatra the actress started in high school.

After the unexpected death of Taylor’s third husband, Mike Todd, Reynolds suggested Fisher go to Taylor for his comfort. And that was the beginning of what Fisher and Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher called “a cowardly tabloid feeding frenzy.”

Todd recounted the famous relationship his father had when promoting his 2018 memoir, My Girls: A lifetime with Carrie and Debbie. And he detailed how the notoriety “ruined” his father, strengthening the roles of his mother and stepmother before him.

Singer Eddie Fisher and his wife, film star Elizabeth Taylor, on arrival at London Airport, from a holiday in Nice |  PA Images via Getty Images
Singer Eddie Fisher and his wife, film star Elizabeth Taylor, on arrival at London Airport, from a holiday in Nice | PA Images via Getty Images

Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor were married from 1959 to 1964

Todd’s sister, Star Wars the legendary Carrie Fisher, and her mother died on December 27 and December 28, 2016, respectively. His 2018 memoir explained his life with the two actresses, which included details of the earliest years of their lives. Fisher Reynolds left for Taylor when Todd and Carrie were children. While they were too young to understand the love triangle, its impact affected the rest of their lives, as well as Fisher’s bank account.

In his book, Todd writes that his father’s high profile gave him a “cowardly tabloid feeding frenzy.” Taylor and Fisher were lost in tabloids for their relationship as Fisher left Reynolds behind with two children under the age of 4. Fisher and Taylor were married the same day divorce and Reynolds were finalized – and that their relationship was very public – only added to the tabloid fodder.

Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher circa 1960 | Archive photos / images Getty

Eddie Fisher’s TV show was canceled due to his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor

It was one of the biggest contracts Fisher lost Eddie Fisher Exhibition, a mixed series that ran from 1957 to 1959. When the show began, Fisher and Reynolds were lovers in America.

They married in 1955 (despite Frank Sinatra’s best warnings), their small family was one of the country’s most famous singers, one of their favorite movie stars, and their new baby, Carrie . Fisher’s relationship and marriage with Taylor were involved in the show. From then on, he went back to singing in nightclubs and lounges.

Fisher recorded 17 of his 10 favorite songs during his senior career, but after the affiliation and marriage with Taylor (which ended in 1964 when he left for Richard Burton) he made sure his Hollywood star never burned so bright again. He released music frequently in the 1960s and began abusing drugs. When he released music, it was less successful than his 1950s beats.

He has published two biographies –Eddie: My Life, My Loves and Has been there, done that: autobiography– in 1984 and 2000, respectively. according to curriculum vitae, Been there, done that, met with controversy because of the offensive things he said about Reynolds and his other famous lovers.

As for Reynolds, she didn’t pay too much attention when she overcame the first heartbreak when he abandoned their family. In fact, she and Taylor settled the relationship and remained close to Taylor’s death in 2011. Taylor even left some of her precious jewels to Reynolds in her will. Fisher died in 2010 of complications from hip surgery.

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