Education: 50 Years Off the Bowery

It was the 50th anniversary of Eddie Cantor's alma mater—the Educational Alliance, world's largest community center, on Manhattan's fabled East Side. To celebrate the occasion, Cantor recalled an appearance at the Alliance in 1900:

"I sang a song called Just Because She Made Dem Goo-Goo Eyes . . . the audience kept applauding, to see how much further [my eyes] could pop out without something tragic happening . . . the encouragement . . . prompted me to enter show business."

How many million alumni are joining the anniversary party this week in...

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