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Nelson Eddy

American musical film star, operatic baritone

Nelson Eddy

American musical film star, operatic baritone
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birthday
29th
June, 1901
Death
6th
March, 1967
Birth Place
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer, baritone and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first “crossover” stars, a superstar appealing both to shrieking bobby soxers and opera purists, and in his heyday, he was the highest paid singer in the world.
During his 40-year career, he earned three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one each for film, recording, and radio), left his footprints in the wet concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, earned three gold records, and was invited to sing at the third inauguration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. He also introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of them to pursue a musical career.

Occupation

Singer, actor

Partners

Jeanette MacDonald (1935; d.1965)

Resting Place

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Spouses

Ann Denitz Franklin (1939 1967; his death)

Name

Nelson Eddy

Nationality

United States of America

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