Nostalgia: Eddie & Esther

Two much married former stars cast a look backward

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT (St. Martin's) "I had more consecutive hit records than the Beatles or Elvis Presley," crows Eddie Fisher in his new memoir, co-written with David Fisher (no relation). "I had 65,000 fan clubs and the most widely broadcast program on television and radio." Still, Fisher is most remembered as a husband--first to Debbie Reynolds, then to Elizabeth Taylor, then to Connie Stevens. When he left Reynolds for Taylor, it was a national scandal; when Liz left him for Richard Burton, it was an international ruckus. Yet Fisher, now on his fourth marriage, never left the mating game. "Until...

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