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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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Classic Movie Travels:

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:

Bailiff: Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you're about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Leon Beecher 'Tips' Stokes: Certainly.


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.


[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!


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Cliff Edwards Facts
Vaudeville headliner, who also appeared on Broadway

Named a Disney Legend. [2000]

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

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