Eddie got his start with the Ziegfeld Follies, and started in radio in 1931, and became one of the medium's biggest stars for the next two decades. He also enjoyed success in movies and television.When World War II broke out, he supported and entertained our troops tirelessly.He travelled to Europe and actually helped get men, women and children on boats to safety.
This comedy-music-variety old time radio show featured great guest stars including Tito Guizar and Betty Hutton.
The It's Time To Smile Show played Monday nights on the NBC Network, from October 2nd, 1940, to June 24th, 1941. Eddie signed young talent Dinah Shore to the show as a regular. Ms.Shore credits Eddie for teaching her self-confidence, comedic timing, and the ways of connecting with an audience.