Cliff Edwards (I) (1895–1971)

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Becoming popular with playing the ukulele, his unique singing and supplying the voice of animated movies, Cliff Edwards was one of the most popular singers in America. Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Edwards left school at the age of 14, moved to St. Louis, and started to work as a singer in saloons. Edwards then taught himself to play the ukulele. He ... See full bio »

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Fun & Fancy Free Jiminy Cricket
The Iron Giant Soundtrack


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 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Doc / The Whip (voice, uncredited)
 1960 Platinum High School
Frank (uncredited)
 1955-1960 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Jiminy Cricket
- This Is Your Life Donald Duck (1960) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
- From All of Us to All of You (1958) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
- Donald's Award (1957) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
- On Vacation (1956) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
- Jiminy Cricket Presents Bongo (1955) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
A.J. Mulcaney, Undertaker
- The Death of Bat Masterson (1959) ... A.J. Mulcaney, Undertaker
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Webber's Manager
- No Time at All (1958) ... Webber's Manager
 1957 You and the Living Machine (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 I'm No Fool Having Fun (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 You and Your Senses of Smell and Taste (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 I'm No Fool in Water (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 You and Your Eyes (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 I'm No Fool as a Pedestrian (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 You and Your Ears (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1956 I'm No Fool with a Bicycle (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice, uncredited)
 1955 I'm No Fool with Fire (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1955 You and Your Five Senses (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1955 You and Your Food (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1955 You and Your Sense of Touch (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1955 You the Human Animal (Short)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1955 The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series)
Jiminy Cricket
- Circus Day (1955) ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1949 The Cliff Edwards Show (TV Series)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
 1943 The Ghost Ship
Unnamed officer (uncredited)
 1943 The Avenging Rider
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Goldie Locke
 1943 Salute for Three
 1943 Fighting Frontier
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 American Empire
 1942 Red River Robin Hood
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 Bandit Ranger
Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 Overland to Deadwood
Harmony Hobbs (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 Bad Men of the Hills
Harmony Haines
 1942 Riders of the Northland
Harmony Bumpas
 1942 Sundown Jim
Stable Proprietor
 1942 Lawless Plainsmen
Harmony Stubbs (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1942 West of Tombstone
Harmony Boggs (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwsards)
 1941 Riders of the Badlands
Bones Mallory
 1941 Dumbo
Jim Crow (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Stranger
'Bones' Mallory
 1941 International Squadron
Omaha McGrath
 1941 Thunder Over the Prairie
'Bones' Malloy
 1941 Power Dive
Squid Watkins
 1941 Knockout
Pinky (credits) / Sleepy
 1941 Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (Short)
Cliff - Ranch Foreman
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Leon Beecher 'Tips' Stokes
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Banjo Page
 1940 Friendly Neighbors
 1940 Just a Cute Kid (Short)
 1940 Flowing Gold
'Hot Rocks' Harris
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
 1940 Pinocchio
Jiminy Cricket (voice, uncredited)
 1940 High School
Jeff Jefferson
 1940 His Girl Friday
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Reminiscent Soldier
 1939 The Royal Rodeo (Short)
 1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short)
 1939 Smuggled Cargo
Professor (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
 1939 Maisie
'Shorty' Miller
 1938 The Little Adventuress
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
Minstrel Joe
 1938 Boy Meets Dog (Short)
Pixies (uncredited)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
'Buzz' McCreedy
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Jerry Little
 1937 Bad Guy
 1937 Saratoga
 1937 Between Two Women
 1937 Modern Inventions (Short)
Robot Barber Chair (voice, uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
 1936 The Man I Marry
Jerry Ridgeway
 1936 Neptune Nonsense (Short)
Octopus (uncredited)
 1936 The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (Short)
Goldie (uncredited)
 1935 Music Land (Short)
King Saxophone (uncredited)
 1935 Red Salute
P.J. Rooney
 1934 Jack Frost (Short)
Jack Frost (uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals
Stew Hart
 1933 Strange Case of Hennessy (Short)
Silo Dance
 1933 Take a Chance
Louie Webb
 1933 Flying Devils
'Screwy' Edwards
 1933 Stop, Sadie, Stop (Short)
Ukelele Ike
 1932 Fast Life
Franz 'Bumpy' Jurgens
 1932 Young Bride
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Cliff Edwards (uncredited)
 1931 Hell Divers
 1931 Sidewalks of New York
 1931 The Great Lover
 1931 Laughing Sinners
 1931 Shipmates
 1931 Stepping Out
Paul Perkins
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Bell Hop
 1931 The Prodigal
Snipe, a Tramp
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Bert Scranton
 1930 Remote Control
Hog Caller (uncredited)
 1930 Crazy House (Short)
 1930 Doughboys
 1930 Good News
 1930 Way Out West
 1930 Children of Pleasure
Cliff - Radio Performer (uncredited)
 1930 Montana Moon
 1930 They Learned About Women
Singer in Harlem Madness number (uncredited)
 1930 The Flower Garden (Short)
 1929 So This Is College
 1929/I Marianne
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929
Cliff Edwards / Ukulele Ike (as Ukulele Ike)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Jeff") in the original Broadway production of "Lady Be Good". Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards | Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards | Clifton A. Edwards | Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwsards | Ukulele Ike


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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. See more »


High yet melodiously calm voice See more »


Ukulele Ike

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