ROMAN SCANDALS introduced by Brian Gari, grandson of Eddie Cantor
Wednesday, December 7
Eddie Cantor’s grandson, singer/songwriter Brian Gari, will introduce the 7:55 screening of ROMAN SCANDALS on Wednesday, December 7.
BRIAN GARI is the grandson of the late vaudeville, film, radio, and television star Eddie Cantor. Brian has produced all the CDs and videos of his grandfather and helped get his autobiographies republished. Cantor became a star in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies. He went on to star in radio and became one of the biggest stars of that medium for the next two decades . He was also signed by Samuel Goldwyn, where he had major successes in films like Whoopee, Palmy Days, The Kid From Spain, Roman Scandals, Kid Millions, and Strike Me Pink. In 1937, he signed with 20th Century Fox to do Ali Baba Goes To Town. In the 40s, he was featured in Forty Little Mothers for MGM and Show Business and If You Knew Susie for RKO. A little known fact is that the Merrie Melodies cartoon theme was actually written by Murray Mencher, Charles Tobias and Eddie Cantor! With President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he created The March of Dimes to help cure infantile paralysis. Cantor became a television star on the Colgate Comedy Hour. He died on October 10, 1964. Brian went on to have a musical on Broadway; his CD The Unproduced Eddie Cantor is available on Amazon.
For more info: BrianGari.com and EddieCantor.com