Eddie was born in 1965 and raised in Burbank California with his identical twin brother Anthony. Both boys were fascinated with celebrities at a very early age. Living near the famous NBC TV studios in Burbank, they would sneak in and watch various TV shows being taped. At home, the brothers would then play together mimicking the stars and memorizing the skits from “The Sonny and Cher Show” “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Laugh In”.
Eddie’s voice was higher pitched then Anthony so he usually got to play the females. Eddie’s first celebrity impersonation was that of Lily Tomlin’s alter ego Ernestine the Operator. Who would have guessed that years later Eddie would have the opportunity to impersonate Earnestine for Lily Tomlin.
One Halloween at the famous night club in Beverly Hills California “La Cage aux Follies” Eddie dressed up as a woman and was asked that night by employees if he had ever thought about impersonating Barbara Streisand. Shortly thereafter, Eddie began seriously studying the art of makeup application and learning the ”tricks of the trade” he needed to help him create the illusion of turning an “ordinary looking male into a spectacular world famous female”.
After auditioning 16 times, Eddie was hired by the world famous La Cage aux Follies and for years traveled the globe impersonating Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler. Just like audiences from Singapore, Miami, Aruba, Japan, China, and The Bahamas, the casting director of La Cage was stunned not only by Eddie’s appearance, but by his uncanny ability to perform EXACTLY like the women he was impersonating.
Eddie was then asked to perform for five years on the Las Vegas strip in the famous show “Evening at La Cage” where he met and performed for Cher and Bette Midler at Caesars Palace. American television icon, Carol Burnett, played a major role in the Twins’ success. When Eddie was performing on the premier of her TV show, she suggested that the two brothers combine their forces and do a show together. They took her advice and Eddie joined his identical twin Anthony, and they started to perform their own star-filled spectacular “Celebrities on Stage”. In their show, Eddie performs as Barbara Streisand, Cher, and Bette Midler.
Eddie also performs his original song, “I Am My Father’s Son” which explains the acceptance of his father’s understanding for what Eddie does for a living. This song has significant meaning for Eddie. His father has become one of the biggest fans of the song. Whenever they perform, not only are the audiences thrilled, but the press showers The Edwards Twins with rave reviews.