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Nelson Eddy

Born: Jun 29, 1901

Death: Mar 6, 1967

Birthplace: Providence

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Nelson Eddy

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1901
Date of Death : Mar 6, 1967
Birth Place : Providence

Nelson Ackerman Eddy was an American singer 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 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, 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 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.

Profession


  • Actor
  • Singer

Also known as


  • Eddy, Nelson
  • The Baritone
  • Bricktop
  • The Singing Capon
  • Nels
  • Nelson Ackerman Eddy

Parents


  • Caroline Isabelle Kendrick
  • William Darius Eddy

Spouse


  • Ann Denitz

Children


  • Jon Eddy

Awards Won


  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
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