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Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards
Birth: Jun. 14, 1895
Hannibal
Marion County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1971
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Entertainer. Edwards got the nickname "Ukulele Ike" during his youth in St. Louis, where he sang and played the ukulele in saloons. After scoring a national hit with the song "Ja Da," he became a Vaudeville headliner and then a Broadway star in the Ziegfeld "Follies" and George White "Scandals" revues of the 1920s. Edwards' warm, soulful tenor enlivened many early Holywood musicals, including "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (1929), in which he introduced the Nacio Herb Brown-Arthur Freed tune "Singin' in the Rain." His Hollywood career didn't match his stage success, however, and by the early 1940's he was playing supporting parts in B pictures. Edwards remains best known for providing the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" (1940), and singing its Oscar-winning song, "When You Wish Upon a Star." He apparently died broke. According to Valhalla personnel, Edwards' grave went unmarked for nearly 20 years before a placque was donated by a fan. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block G, Section 6414
GPS (lat/lon): 34.19202, -118.35855
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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RIP Ike!!Your voice lives on forever.(A note for whoever posted this:It was the Disney company that purchased his headstone, thirteen years or so after his passing)
- Christopher Williams
 Added: Oct. 13, 2017
Thank you for helping make Disney video movie magic!! Happy 30th Anniversary Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessitites
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Oct. 6, 2017
Thank you for helping make Disney movie magic!! Happy 70th Anniversary Fun & Fancy Free
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Sep. 27, 2017
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