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Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards

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Along with his cheery tenor voice and ever-present ukulele, Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards was a significant vaudeville star from the 1920s who branched out into record-making (selling a reported 74 million discs), filmmaking (appearing in as much as 100 motion pictures), radio, and television. He launched such tunes as “Interesting Tempo” and “Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye),” and obtained his biggest record strikes using the chart-toppers “I CANNOT Give You NOT Like” and “Singin’ in the torrential rain,” nonetheless it was because the tone of voice of Jiminy Cricket within the cartoon film Pinocchio, performing “IF YOU WANT Upon a Celebrity,” that he accomplished immortality. Edwards started playing the ukulele to attract interest as a newspapers young man. In his teenagers, he relocated to St. Louis and became a performer, operating his method up to the vaudeville circuit. He and his then-partner Bob Carleton launched Carleton’s novelty track “Ja-Da” in Chicago in 1918; it consequently was documented for popular by Arthur Areas. Around this period, Edwards was dubbed “Ukelele Ike” by way of a waiter who couldn’t keep in mind his name. Splitting from Carleton, he shaped an act known as “Jazz As Is certainly” with Pierce Keegan, a vocalist and dancer. In 1920, comedian Joe Frisco got him to NY within his troupe. Edwards crossed to the reputable stage, producing his Broadway debut within the Mimic Globe of 1921, which opened up on August 15, 1921, and went for 27 shows. After many unsuccessful attempts, he finally produced his documenting debut because the kazoo participant on “Virginia Blues,” documented by Ladd’s Dark Aces on Feb 25, 1922. Exactly the same 12 months, he launched Ted Fiorito, Robert A. Ruler, Gus Kahn, and Ernie Erdman’s “Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Good’bye)” in vaudeville, but dropped from the track when the a lot more prominent Al Jolson started performing it. Edwards was authorized to Pathe Information and produced his documenting debut like a innovator in NY in November 1923, trimming “Old-Fashioned Like” and “Lovey KEEP COMING BACK.” But his 1st chart success was included with an individual he documented in Montreal around Feb 1924 for Apex (released in the U.S. on Banner and Regal), “Where in fact the Lazy Daisies Grow.” In Apr 1924, he attained the pinnacle of vaudeville achievement, headlining as an individual act on the Palace Movie theater in NY. In August, he have scored his first TOP hit using a Pathe documenting of “It Needed to be You.” Time for the reputable movie theater, he was ensemble in George Gershwin’s musical Female, Be Great, which opened up on Dec 1, 1924, and went 330 performances. On the close from the initial action, he performed “Amazing Tempo,” and he documented the melody for a high Ten strike in 1925, also achieving the TOP that calendar year with Irving Berlin’s “ALONE,” Walter Donaldson’s “My Greatest Girl,” as well as the comic music “Who Manages the Caretaker’s Little girl?,” “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Knew Susie (Like I UNDERSTAND Susie),” and “Paddlin’ Madelin’ House.” Leaving Female, Be Great, he became a member of the ensemble of Jerome Kern’s musical Sunny, where he sang “I’m Shifting Aside,” a music he co-wrote with Irving Caesar. The display opened on Sept 23, 1925, and went 517 shows. Edwards continued to surface in vaudeville also to rating record strikes in the next fifty percent of the ’20s with tunes compiled by the country’s best songwriters. In 1926, he strike the very best Ten with Irving Berlin’s “Keep in mind” and Harry Akst, Sam M. Lewis, and Joe Young’s “Dinah,” and in 1927 with J. Fred Coots and Clifford Grey’s “Weekend” and Cliff Friend and Lew Brown’s “I’m Tellin’ the Parrots, I’m Tellin’ the Bees (How I REALLY LIKE You).” Shifting to Columbia Information, he made the very best Ten with both edges of his solitary “Collectively” (by DeSylva, Brownish, and Henderson)/”Mary Ann” (by Abner Metallic and Benny Davis) within the springtime of 1928, after that hit number 1 on Oct 13 with Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Areas’ “I CANNOT Give You NOT Appreciate.” Edwards was headlining a four-week engagement on the Orpheum Movie theater in LA when MGM mind of creation Irving Thalberg, searching for talent to check sound movies, signed him to some four-year agreement. Though obtaining a profitable film deal symbolized a top in Edwards profession, it also proclaimed an unavoidable downturn for him. Like many superstars of other mass media coming into images, Edwards had not been ideally suited literally to tasks coordinating his prominence like a stage and documenting star. Brief, pudgy, and balding at 33, he simply wasn’t the display idol type, however the popularity he taken to photos gave him the proper to expect a lot more than simply personality parts (and he didn’t have sufficient acting experience to try out personality parts convincingly). He produced his film debut in the summertime of 1929 within the all-star talkie extravaganza Hollywood Revue of 1929, executing Nacio Herb Dark brown and Arthur Freed’s “Singin’ in the torrential rain,” and his Columbia documenting from the tune hit number 1 on August 10. Edwards spent his amount of time in Hollywood functioning at MGM for another couple of years. He made an appearance in two even more movies in 1929, in six each in 1930 and 1931, and in two even more in 1932, frequently co-starring with Buster Keaton and occasionally executing tracks he had created. But with the onset of the Melancholy, the film studios temporarily dropped fascination with musicals, and MGM allowed Edwards’ agreement to expire in 1932. (An identical downturn within the record business had triggered Columbia to lower him loose in 1930.) Freed of his film commitment, he came back to vaudeville, once again headlining on the Palace in August 1932, and NBC gave him his very own radio series, “Cliff Edwards, Ukelele Ike.” Regrettably, he had created an extravagant way of life that included alcoholism and an dependence on morphine; in March 1933, he submitted for personal bankruptcy. But with the achievement of the film 42nd Road, Hollywood’s desire for musicals was reawakened, and Paramount Photos signed him to surface in a film adaptation from the Broadway display Take a Opportunity. Released in nov 1933, the film included an interpolation of the obscure track by Harold Arlen, E.Con. Harburg, and Billy Rose previously known as “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Believed in Me,” and today retitled “It’s Just a Paper Moon.” Edwards documented it for Vocalion and scored his 1st chart strike in four years. These successes re-established his profession, and he made an appearance within the Fox studio’s film George White’s 1935 Scandals within the springtime of 1935, after that came back to Broadway with the most recent stage edition of the same revue, George White’s Scandals, which opened up on Christmas Time, 1935, and went 110 shows. Edwards’ return was cemented when he was re-signed to MGM. Right now, his decreased stature and elevated acting experience had been appropriate towards the kinds of jobs his appearance recommended — personality parts — and he performed many of them, including a little role within the 1939 blockbuster Eliminated using the Wind. Most significant for his potential, however, was the usage of his tone of voice as the personality of Jiminy Cricket within the Walt Disney cartoon film Pinocchio in 1940. He sang the Academy Award-winning “IF YOU WANT Upon a Superstar” and “Provide a Small Whistle,” and his RCA Victor recordings of these tunes offered him his last record hits. Simply as essential, he started a long-term association with Disney, also financing his tone of voice to 1941’s Dumbo. Notwithstanding this achievement, Edwards’ finances continued to be in turmoil, and he submitted for personal bankruptcy for another amount of time in March 1941 (as well as for another amount of time in June 1949). Through the ’40s, he required to appearing mainly in B-movie Westerns, with some periodic A-movies aswell. He became a normal visitor on Rudy Vallée’s radio display in the past due ’40s, and in 1949, experienced two early tv series, The 54th Road Revue as well as the Cliff Edwards Present. In 1954, the “Disneyland” Television series signed in the atmosphere with Edwards performing “IF YOU WANT Upon a Superstar,” and he proved helpful for the Disney business in a variety of capacities in his old age. He died within a nursing house at age 76.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth June 14, 1895
Died July 17, 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 1.66 m
Profession Singer, Voice Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Judith Barrett, Irene Wylie, Gertrude Ryrholm
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs When You Wish Upon a Star, When I See An Elephant Fly, Dumbo: When I See an Elephant Fly, Give a Little Whistle, I'm No Fool, Good Little Bad Little You, Paddlin' Madelin' Home, If I Had You, Pink Elephants, I Can't Give You Anything but Love, You, That’s My Weakness Now, Mickey Mouse Club Book Song, Its Only a Paper Moon, I Don't Mind Being All Alone, Pinocchio: The Whale Chase, Singin' in the Rain, Stop, Look and Listen/I'm No Fool, A Song of Old Hawaii, Safety First/I'm No Fool, The Flight Test / When I See An Elephant Fly, Me and the Man in the Moon, I'll See You in My Dreams, Minnie, My Mountain Moocher, Dumbo's Triumph / Making History / Finale, I'm Going to Give It to Mary With Love, My Dog Loves Your Dog, A Real Boy, Mary Ann, Hang on to Me, June Night, Fascinatin' Rhythm
Albums Ukulele Ike Sings Again, The Hottest Man in Town, I'm a Bear in a Lady's Boudoir, 1925-1926, Jazz Will Never Die, Summer Jazz Club, Oh Lovey Be Mine, Time for Hot Jazz Songs (Remastered), Essential Recordings (Remastered), All the Greatest Night, I Just Want to Make Music, Undercurrent, I’ll See You in My Dreams, 1930's Radio Transcriptions, "Disney's Pinocchio" Compilation I, Cliff Edwards, Ukelele Ike, The Absolute Masterpieces, The Best from Dumbo, Recordings from My Foolish Heart, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Over the Top Jazz Masterpieces (Remastered), The Immortal Jazz Masters (Remastered), The Vintage Recordings of Cliff Edwards, The Body Rhythm, The Absolute Works, The Legend, Looking for the Gold Masterpieces (Remastered), Memories Suite, Singing' to the Moonlight, My Special Angel, People Golden Dream (Remastered), I Found My Love Outside, Jazz On Air, The Groovin' Atmosphere, The Magic Greatest Collection, Singing in the Rain, Take My Music and Play, In Love with my Music, Odd Numbers of the 1920's, Singin' In The Rain - The Best Of, Wonderful Soundtrack, Music in My Hands, Save the Last Song for Love (Remastered), Anytime in My Mind, My Happy Heaven (Remastered), You'll Have Swing, You'll Play!, Absolute Hits, Please Stay Somedays, Fantastic Music for Christmas (All the Greatest Tracks), Me Myself and My Songs, Jazz Age Chronicles Vol. 11: The Song Hits of 1928
Movies Pinocchio, Gone with the Wind, Fun and Fancy Free, His Girl Friday, Doughboys, Dance, Fools, Dance, Parlor, Bedroom and Bath, Sidewalks of New York, Laughing Sinners, Bandit Ranger, The Sin of Madelon Claudet, The New Spirit, Lord Byron of Broadway, So This Is College, The Falcon Strikes Back, Red River Robin Hood, Take a Chance, George White's 1935 Scandals, The Avenging Rider, Seven Miles from Alcatraz, Those Three French Girls, Flowing Gold, Fighting Frontier, Pirates of the Prairie, Sagebrush Law, Maisie, The Man from Button Willow, The Great Lover, Young Bride, Good News, George White's 1934 Scandals, Way Out West, They Gave Him a Gun, Between Two Women, West of Tombstone, Salute for Three, Stepping Out, International Squadron, Red Salute, Saratoga, The Girl of the Golden West, Montana Moon, Hell Divers, Flying Devils, The Prodigal, George White's Scandals, The Little Adventuress, Sundown Jim, She Couldn't Say No, The Women Men Marry, Shipmates
TV Shows The Cliff Edwards Show


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#Fact
1 Cliff Edwards does not appear in the film, but his singing voice is heard during the "Harlem Madness" number in the 1930 MGM picture "They Learned About Women".
2 First person to perform the song "Singing In The Rain", in the film The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929).
3 Vaudeville headliner, who also appeared on Broadway
4 When Edwards died in 1971, nearly broke and alone, Walt Disney Productions, remembering his many contributions to their films over the years, paid for his funeral.
5 Inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum in 2000.
6 Also plays the voice of Jim Crow and sings "When I See An Elephant Fly" in Walt Disney's Dumbo (1941).
7 Named a Disney Legend.
8 Supplied the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Disney's animated classic Pinocchio (1940), also singing "When You Wish upon a Star" (BS:AA) therein. He also reprised the role in Fun & Fancy Free (1947) and many other features for Disney. After Edwards' death in 1971 the role was taken over by Eddie Carroll.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm No Fool with Electricity 1973 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
The Man from Button Willow 1965 Doc / The Whip (voice, uncredited)
Platinum High School 1960 Frank (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1955-1960 TV Series Jiminy Cricket
Bat Masterson 1959 TV Series A.J. Mulcaney, Undertaker
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Webber's Manager
I'm No Fool Having Fun 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Senses of Smell and Taste 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
I'm No Fool in Water 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Eyes 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
I'm No Fool as a Pedestrian 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Ears 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
I'm No Fool with a Bicycle 1956 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice, uncredited)
I'm No Fool with Fire 1955 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Five Senses 1955 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Food 1955 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You and Your Sense of Touch 1955 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
You the Human Animal 1955 Short Jiminy Cricket (voice)
The Mickey Mouse Club 1955 TV Series Jiminy Cricket
The Cliff Edwards Show 1949 TV Series Host
Fun & Fancy Free 1947 Jiminy Cricket (voice)
The Avenging Rider 1943 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
Sagebrush Law 1943 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
The Falcon Strikes Back 1943 Goldie Locke
Salute for Three 1943 Foggy
Fighting Frontier 1943 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
American Empire 1942 Runty
Pirates of the Prairie 1942 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Seven Miles from Alcatraz 1942 Stormy
Red River Robin Hood 1942 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Bandit Ranger 1942 Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Overland to Deadwood 1942 Harmony Hobbs (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Bad Men of the Hills 1942 Harmony Haines
Riders of the Northland 1942 Harmony Bumpas
Sundown Jim 1942 Stable proprietor
Lawless Plainsmen 1942 Harmony Stubbs
West of Tombstone 1942 Harmony Haines
Riders of the Badlands 1941 Bones Malloy
Dumbo 1941 Jim Crow (voice, uncredited)
Prairie Stranger 1941 'Bones' Mallory
International Squadron 1941 Omaha McGrath
Thunder Over the Prairie 1941 Bones Malloy
Power Dive 1941 Squid Watkins
Knockout 1941 Pinky (credits) / Sleepy
Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos 1941 Short Cliff - Ranch Hand
The Monster and the Girl 1941 Leon Beecher 'Tips' Stokes
She Couldn't Say No 1940/II Banjo Page
Friendly Neighbors 1940 Notes
Just a Cute Kid 1940 Short Speed
Flowing Gold 1940 'Hot Rocks' Harris
Millionaires in Prison 1940 Happy
Pinocchio 1940 Jiminy Cricket (voice, uncredited)
High School 1940 Jeff Jefferson
His Girl Friday 1940 Endicott
Gone with the Wind 1939 Reminiscent Soldier
The Royal Rodeo 1939 Short Shorty
Ride, Cowboy, Ride 1939 Short Hogie
Smuggled Cargo 1939 Professor (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Maisie 1939 'Shorty' Miller
The Little Adventuress 1938 Handy
The Girl of the Golden West 1938 Minstrel Joe
The Bad Man of Brimstone 1937 'Buzz' McCreedy
The Women Men Marry 1937 Jerry Little
Bad Guy 1937 'Hi-Line'
Saratoga 1937 Tip
Between Two Women 1937 Snoopy
Modern Inventions 1937 Short Robot Barber Chair (voice, uncredited)
They Gave Him a Gun 1937 Laro
The Man I Marry 1936 Jerry Ridgeway
Red Salute 1935 P.J. Rooney
George White's 1935 Scandals 1935 Dude
George White's Scandals 1934 Stew Hart
Strange Case of Hennessy 1933 Short Silo Dance
Take a Chance 1933 Louie Webb
Flying Devils 1933 'Screwy' Edwards
Stop, Sadie, Stop 1933 Short Ukelele Ike
Fast Life 1932 Bumpy
Young Bride 1932 Pete
The Christmas Party 1931 Short Cliff Edwards (uncredited)
Hell Divers 1931 Baldy
The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1931 Victor
Sidewalks of New York 1931 Poggle
The Great Lover 1931 Finny
Laughing Sinners 1931 Mike
Shipmates 1931 Bilge
Stepping Out 1931 Paul Perkins
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath 1931 Bell Hop
The Prodigal 1931 Snipe, a Tramp
Dance, Fools, Dance 1931 Bert Scranton
Remote Control 1930 Hog Caller (uncredited)
Crazy House 1930 Short Writer
Those Three French Girls 1930 Owly
Doughboys 1930 Nescopeck
Good News 1930 Kearney
Way Out West 1930 Trilby
Children of Pleasure 1930 Cliff - Radio Performer (uncredited)
Montana Moon 1930 Froggy
Lord Byron of Broadway 1930 Joe
They Learned About Women 1930 Singer in Harlem Madness number (uncredited)
The Flower Garden 1930 Short
So This Is College 1929 Windy
Marianne 1929/I Soapy

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pirates of the Prairie 1942 performer: "Where The Mountains Meet The Moonlight", "Grandpop"
Red River Robin Hood 1942 performer: "Twilight on the Prairie" 1940
Bandit Ranger 1942 performer: "Move Along Little Dogie" 1942, "I'm Musical Ike" 1942
Bad Men of the Hills 1942 performer: "Where Oh Where Is My Blue Eyes", "Ladybug", "Cherokee Joe"
Riders of the Northland 1942 performer: "We'll Carry the Torch for Miss Liberty", "Silver Sage in the Twilight" / writer: "We'll Carry the Torch for Miss Liberty"
Lawless Plainsmen 1942 performer: "Lady Luck", "Ridin' On"
West of Tombstone 1942 performer: "Git Along, Little Dogies", "By and By", "Midnight Blues"
Dumbo 1941 performer: "When I See an Elephant Fly" 1941 - uncredited
Prairie Stranger 1941 performer: "I'll Be A Cowboy 'till I Die", "Scallywag"
Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos 1941 Short performer: "I Can't Get Along, Little Dogie", "My Little Buckaroo", "Sing 'Home on the Range'", "Give Me a Song of the Plains" - uncredited
Millionaires in Prison 1940 performer: "Wishing Will Make It So" 1939
Pinocchio 1940 performer: "When You Wish Upon A Star" 1939, "Give A Little Whistle" 1939 - uncredited
The Royal Rodeo 1939 Short performer: "Sons of the Plains Are We", "The Good Old American Way" - uncredited
Babes in Arms 1939 performer: "Singin' in the Rain" 1929 - uncredited
Ride, Cowboy, Ride 1939 Short performer: "Dancing Is the Darndest Fun"
Maisie 1939 performer: "Little Joe the Wrangler", "The Last Round-Up Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along" 1933
The Girl of the Golden West 1938 performer: "The Wedding March" 1842 - uncredited
The Bad Man of Brimstone 1937 performer: "Save That Last Grave For Me" 1937 - uncredited
Pacific Paradise 1937 Short performer: "The Original Oni Oni The Wiggle Dance"
Saratoga 1937 performer: "The Horse with the Dreamy Eyes" 1937 - uncredited
Starlit Days at the Lido 1935 Short performer: "Oh! Honey, It's So Funny" - uncredited
Red Salute 1935 performer: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" - uncredited
George White's 1935 Scandals 1935 "It's an Old Southern Custom" 1935, uncredited / performer: "It's an Old Southern Custom" 1935, "I Got Shoes, You Got Shoesies" 1935, "Hunkadola" 1935, "I Was Born Too Late" 1935, "O Sole Mio" 1898, "Funiculi Funicula" 1880, "A Vision of Salome" 1908, "Minuet in G" 1796 - uncredited
George White's Scandals 1934 performer: "Six Women", "So Nice", "Every Day Is Father's Day With Baby"
Strange Case of Hennessy 1933 Short performer: "I Always Get My Man", "Make a Note of It" - uncredited
Flying Devils 1933 "You've Got What Gets Me"
Red-Headed Woman 1932 performer: "Frankie and Johnnie" - uncredited
Young Bride 1932 performer: "Whispering" 1920 - uncredited
Those Three French Girls 1930 performer: "You're Simply Delish" 1930, "Six Poor Mortals" 1930, "The Prisoner's Song If I Had the Wings of an Angel" 1924 - uncredited
Doughboys 1930 performer: "Sing" 1930 - uncredited
Good News 1930 performer: "I Feel Pessimistic" 1930 - uncredited
Way Out West 1930 performer: "Singing a Song to the Stars"
Montana Moon 1930 performer: "The Moon is Low" 1930, "Trailin' in Old Montana" 1930 - uncredited
Lord Byron of Broadway 1930 performer: "A Bundle of Love Letters" 1930, "The Japanese Sandman" 1920, "Only Love Is Real" 1930 - uncredited
They Learned About Women 1930 performer: "Harlem Madness" 1929 - uncredited
So This Is College 1929 performer: "College Days" 1929, "Campus Capers" 1929, "Sophomore Prom" 1929 - uncredited
Marianne 1929/I "Just You, Just Me" 1929, uncredited / performer: "When I See My Sugar" 1929, "Hang On to Me" 1929 - uncredited
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 performer: "Singin' in the Rain" 1929, "Bones and Tambourines" 1929, "Nobody But You" 1929, "Charlie, Ike and Gus" 1929, "The Italian Trio" 1929, "The Fountain in the Park" 1884, "Orange Blossom Time" 1929 - uncredited
Some Jerk with a Camera 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Killing Them Softly 2012 performer: "It's Only A Paper Moon"
Mafia II 2010 Video Game as Edwards, Cliff, "GOOD LITTLE BAD LITTLE YOU"
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon"
RocketMan 1997 performer: "When You Wish Upon A Star" 1939 - uncredited
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 performer: "WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY"
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song 1992 Video documentary performer: "When You Wish Upon a Star", "Give a Little Whistle"
Totally Minnie 1988 TV Movie performer: "When You Wish Upon A Star"
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short performer: "When You Wish Upon a Star"
1941 1979 performer: "When I See an Elephant Fly" - uncredited
That's Entertainment! 1974 performer: "Singin' in the Rain" 1929 - uncredited
Fun & Fancy Free 1947 performer: "I'm A Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" 1947, "Fun and Fancy Free" 1947 - uncredited
Hollywood Wonderland 1947 Short performer: "Dancing Is the Darndest Fun" - uncredited
Movieland Magic 1946 Short performer: "The Good Old American Way" - uncredited
Songs of the Range 1944 Short performer: "I Gotta Get Back to My Gal" - uncredited
The Avenging Rider 1943 performer: "Minnie: My Mountain Moocher" / writer: "Minnie: My Mountain Moocher"
Sagebrush Law 1943 performer: "Down the Cherokee Trail", "Crazy Old Trails"
Salute for Three 1943 performer: "My Wife's a WAAC"
Fighting Frontier 1943 performer: "The Edwards and the Drews", "The Outlaw Trail"
American Empire 1942 performer: "Little Pal"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons 1995 Documentary Himself (singing voice)
Van Camp's Little Show 1951 TV Series Himself
Penthouse Party 1950 TV Series Himself
The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue 1949 TV Series Himself - Singer
The New Spirit 1942 Documentary short singing voice, uncredited
Pacific Paradise 1937 Short Himself
The Romance of Celluloid 1937 Short Himself (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
Starlit Days at the Lido 1935 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-12 1933 Short Himself
The March of Time 1930 Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 1 1930 Short Himself, Vocalist
The Clock Shop 1930 Short Himself
The Voice of Hollywood 1930 Short Himself
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 Himself (as Ukulele Ike)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animation Lookback 2009 TV Series documentary Jiminy Cricket
That Fellow in the Coat 2008 TV Series Jiminy Cricket
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Story Behind Walt Disney's 'Fun and Fancy Free' 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Cafe Society 1995 Actor in Opening Scenes (uncredited)
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'The Hollywood Revue of 1929' (uncredited)
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song 1992 Video documentary Jiminy Cricket
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly 1988 Video short Jiminy Cricket Jim Crow
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities 1987 Video short Jiminy Cricket
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Jiminy Cricket
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Himself
That's Entertainment! 1974 Clip from 'Hollywood Revue'
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1955 TV Series Dandy Crow
Hollywood Wonderland 1947 Short Saloon Singer (clip from "Ride, Cowboy, Ride" (1939)) (uncredited)
Songs of the Range 1944 Short From Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos, 1942
Breakdowns of 1941 1941 Short Himself (uncredited)
Cinema Circus 1937 Short Ike

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#Trademark
1 The voice of Jiminy Cricket
2 High yet melodiously calm voice

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