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Nelson Eddy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967) was an American singer and movie star 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 as well as opera purists, and in his heyday 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 cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater, earned three Gold records, and was invited to sing at the third inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He also introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of them to pursue a musical career. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nelson Eddy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 29, 1901 In Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Handlebars 1933-08-26
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of The Desert Song
Poster of Willie the Operatic Whale
Poster of I Married an Angel
Poster of The Chocolate Soldier
Filmography
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'New Moon' (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie That's Entertainment! Clip from 1936 version of 'Rose Marie' (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie The Desert Song 1955-05-06
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Northwest Outpost Captain Jim Laurence 1947-06-25
Movie Make Mine Music Narrator / Characters (segment "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met") (voice) 1946-04-26
Movie Willie the Operatic Whale Narrator 1946-08-15
Movie Knickerbocker Holiday Brom Broeck 1944-03-17
Movie Phantom of the Opera Anatole Garron 1943-08-27
Movie I Married an Angel Count Palaffi 1942-07-09
Movie The Chocolate Soldier Karl Lang 1941-11-01
Movie New Moon Charles 1940-06-28
Movie Bitter Sweet Carl Linden 1940-11-08
Movie Let Freedom Ring Steve Logan 1939-02-24
Movie Balalaika Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda 1939-12-15
Movie Sweethearts Ernest Lane 1938-12-30
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Ramirez 1938-03-18
Movie Maytime Paul Allison 1937-03-26
Movie Rosalie Dick Thorpe 1937-12-24
Movie Rose Marie Sgt. Bruce 1936-01-31
Movie Naughty Marietta Captain Richard Warrington 1935-03-29
Movie Student Tour Singer 1934-10-05
Movie Handlebars Singer (singing voice) (uncredited) 1933-08-26
Movie Broadway to Hollywood John Sylvester 1933-09-15
Movie Dancing Lady Himself 1933-11-24