Cliff Edwards Overview:

Actor, Cliff Edwards, was born on Jun 14, 1895 in Hannibal, MO. Edwards died at the age of 76 on Jul 17, 1971 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, CA.



On October 12, 2000, Edwards received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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By Annette Bochenek on Apr 3, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards was one of the most distinct voices in early film. As a musician, Edwards showcased his easygoing vocal style along with his talent for playing the ukulele to the delight of many audiences. His performan... Read full article

Mini Tribute: Disney Legend

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 14, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born June 14, 1895 ! was a popular Vaudeville, Broadway and singing star, better known as “Ukelele Ike” in his heyday during the 1920s and 1930s. ?In 1929, while playing at the Orpheum Theater in LA, Edwards caught the eye of MGM producer/director Irving Thalbe... Read full article

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Cliff Edwards Quotes:

Crow #1: Why, he flies just like an eagle.
Crow #2: Better than an airplane.
Jim Crow: Brother, now I've seen everything!

[last lines]
Jim Crow: [as Dumbo rides off on the train] Boy, I wish I'd have got his autograph.
Crow: Here, man, I've got his autograph.
Jim Crow: Well, so long, glamour boy!

Jim Crow: [singing] I seen a peanut stand /And heard a rubber band /I've seen a needle that winked its eye / But I been done seen about everything / When I see an elephant fly.

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Cliff Edwards Facts
Also plays the voice of Jim Crow and sings "When I See An Elephant Fly" in Walt Disney's Dumbo (1941).

Supplied the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Disney's animated classic Pinocchio (1940), also singing "When You Wish upon a Star" (BS:AA) therein.

First person to perform the song "Singing In The Rain", in the film The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929).

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