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The Eddie Cantor Story
A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics
David Weinstein

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Introduction
• Immigrants, Criminals, and Actors (1892–1908)
• A Vaudeville Education (1908–1916)
• The Jewish Wise Guy (1916–1919)
• A Snappy Headliner (1919–1923)
• Makin’ Whoopee with Ziegfeld (1923–1930)
• Voice of the Depression (1929–1938)
• Radio with a Jewish Accent (1931–1938)
• The Fight against Nazism (1933–1939)
• Cantor Goes to Church (1939–1941)
• It’s Time to Smile Again (1941–1945)
• Postwar Struggles (1945–1950)
• The Last Comeback (1950–1952)
• Fading Away (1952–1964)
• Epilogue: Eddie Cantor’s Legacy
• Notes
• Index

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