Edna Cantor McHugh, one of the three surviving daughters of late musical comedy star Eddie Cantor, died July 24 after a long illness. She was 84.
The third oldest of Cantor’s five daughters — all of whom became household names during the many years the comedian starred on radio, stage, film and TV — was previously married to theatrical manager agent Jimmy McHugh Jr., who predeceased her. He was the son of composer Jimmy McHugh.
She wrote several cookbooks including “Chocolate Kicks” and “Happy Endings.”
Fran (Mrs. Ray) Stark credited her with finding Barbra Streisand to play the Fanny Brice role in “Funny Girl.”
In addition to her two remaining sisters, survivors include her children, Judith McHugh and performer Lee Newman.