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Nelson Eddy

Nelson Eddy


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Also Known As: Died: March 6, 1967
Born: June 29, 1901 Cause of Death: stroke while performing onstage
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA Profession: Cast ... singer actor newspaper reporter switchboard operator shipping clerk


Promising opera baritone with a wholesome masculinity and a resounding voice who vaulted to stardom opposite Jeanette MacDonald in a series of enormously popular MGM operettas in the 1930s and early 40s. The duo starred in eight films together, though the first three, "Naughty Marietta" (1935), "Rose Marie" (1936) and "Maytime" (1937), were the team's best. Though his film career is largely linked with MacDonald's, Eddy did enjoy some success opposite Eleanor Powell in the lavish "Rosalie" (1938) and with Rise Stevens in the witty "The Chocolate Soldier" (1941). He also provided several voices for the disappointing, uneven Disney offering, "Make Mine Music" (1946), delightfully performing the title role of the segment, "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met." After his film career petered out in the late 40s, Eddy returned to occasional concert work and made nightclub appearances.


suningdale ( 2007-07-03 )

Source: "Nelson Eddy America's Favorite Baritone" by Gail Lulay

Hello, There is another excellent book that I would suggest adding to Nelson Eddy's Bibliography list of books. The book is: "Nelson Eddy America's Favorite Baritone -An Authorized Biographical Tribute" by Gail Lulay. Thank you for your consideration. Blair Hinds

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