A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EDDIE

Sun, 21 Nov '21
Meat Loaf's "Rocky Horror" role
Fri, 12 Nov '21
Bauer of leisure apparel
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Rocker Vedder or Van Halen
Tue, 31 Aug '21
Murphy of "Dreamgirls" and "Trading Places"