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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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Jun 29, 1901 In Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Handlebars 1933-08-26
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of Nelson and Jeanette: America's Singing Sweethearts
Poster of The Colgate Comedy Hour
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Nelson and Jeanette: America's Singing Sweethearts Self (archive footage) 1992-01-01
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie The Desert Song Pierre / The Red Shadow 1955-05-07
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
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) 1946-06-30
Movie Willie the Operatic Whale Narrator 1946-08-15
Movie Knickerbocker Holiday Brom Broeck 1944-03-17
Movie Phantom of the Opera Anatole Garron 1943-08-12
Movie I Married an Angel Count Palaffi 1942-07-09
Movie The Chocolate Soldier Karl Lang 1941-11-01
Movie A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound Unknown 1940-01-01
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Movie Bitter Sweet Carl Linden 1940-11-08
Movie New Moon Charles 1940-06-28
Movie Let Freedom Ring Steve Logan 1939-02-24
Movie Balalaika Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda 1939-12-15
Movie From the Ends of the Earth Unknown 1939-05-28
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Ramirez 1938-03-18
Movie Sweethearts Ernest Lane 1938-12-30
Movie Rosalie Dick Thorpe 1937-12-24
Movie Maytime Paul Allison 1937-03-26
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 Dancing Lady Nelson Eddy 1933-11-24
Movie Broadway to Hollywood John Sylvester 1933-09-15