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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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1901-06-29

Day of Death 1967-03-06

Place of Birth Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as Clip from 'New Moon' (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as Himself
1974 That's Entertainment! as Clip from 1936 version of 'Rose Marie' (archive footage)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(1 episode)
1955 The Desert Song
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1947 Northwest Outpost as Captain Jim Laurence
1946 Willie the Operatic Whale as Narrator
1946 Make Mine Music as Narrator / Characters (segment "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met") (voice)
1944 Knickerbocker Holiday as Brom Broeck
1943 Phantom of the Opera as Anatole Garron
1942 I Married an Angel as Count Palaffi
1941 The Chocolate Soldier as Karl Lang
1940 Bitter Sweet as Carl Linden
1940 New Moon as Charles
1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World as Himself
1940 The Miracle of Sound
1939 Balalaika as Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda
1939 From the Ends of the Earth
1939 Let Freedom Ring as Steve Logan
1938 Sweethearts as Ernest Lane
1938 The Girl of the Golden West as Ramirez
1937 Rosalie as Dick Thorpe
1937 Maytime as Paul Allison
1936 Rose Marie as Sgt. Bruce
1935 Naughty Marietta as Captain Richard Warrington
1934 Student Tour as Singer
1933 Dancing Lady as Himself
1933 Broadway to Hollywood as John Sylvester
1933 Handlebars as Singer (singing voice) (uncredited)

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