Saturday, April 5, 2014

E for Nelson Eddy



BORN: June 29, 1901

DIED: March 6, 1967

AGED: 65 yrs from a stroke

MARRIED: Once

FAMOUS PARTNER: Jeannette MacDonald

One half of America's singing sweethearts. Great voice and most famous for the 8 films he did with Ms. MacDonald. They were famous for the operettas and classical style music they brought in the mid to late 30's. Amazing to think how popular they were-sing a long with me while you wear your Canadian Mountie uniform.."I am calling yoooooo-ooooo-oooou..." Always rumour that he and Ms MacDonald were lovers but also heard they didn't care for each other. I heard a tape of him speaking about her passing and he was broken up so, whether they were lovers or not, he cared for her-my belief-now cue the singing as I need to hear the Indian Love Call. Later toured in nightclubs and he made fun of his image.

FILMS: Naughty Marietta, Maytime, RoseMarie, I Married an Angel


22 comments:

  1. Ah...the memories! I've enjoyed looking back over your last few posts. What a great topic for the A to Z Challenge. Looking forward to more trips down memory lane...I'm calling yoooouuu...love it!

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    1. Gotta love that song-I sing it to mu hubby every once in while...and then he calls for the men in white to take me away:)

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  2. Ms. MacDonald? She didn't use her first name? I don't know if I've ever heard of a famous person doing that! Oh...Mister Rogers is one, I guess...

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    1. No that's just me being polite:) Her name is Jeannette MacDonald and she just went by her name. My mom raised me to always not say the first name to be polite:)

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  3. And don't forget Sweethearts! Eddy had a wonderful voice. The songs in New Moon were good, although I didn't think much of the movie itself. looking fwd to "F" ...
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs, Asha

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    1. oh yes-New Moon-It's all about the songs..

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  4. He DID have a lovely voice. So smooth!

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    1. I saw their movies when I was a teenster and my fav is Maytime

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  6. I think he cared for Jeanette, too. Why do so many movies together, if you didn't. I love his smile. Just gotta smile back, even at the photo. :-)

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    1. Very true and I heard he was a nice guy

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  7. Thanks for introducing him to me, I didn't know about Eddy :)

    CoCO

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    1. Yup-he was one of the biggest in his day and their movies broke records but now mostly forgotten-shame

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  8. My grandma was a fan of his but she always called him Eddy Nelson by mistake. It was like she had some kind of mental block about the man's name LOL.

    Thanks again for visiting us at Untethered Realms!

    http://untetheredrealms.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's cute-I think of Leave It To Beaver wit that name. I loved their movies and still do-guilty pleasure

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  9. I remember the Indian Love Call, Birgit. It's a shame he had to make fun of his image in his latter years.

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  10. I was never a big fan of sign alongs, but some are good! : )

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    1. Oh not sure if his films with Jeannette will ever be on your list to see unless you like to call all your guy friends to arms and all of you sing as fighting men going to see some hockey game:)

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  11. Your posts in A to Z challenge about a star everyday is a nice dose of trivia for me to discover the world of hollywood .. especially the old classics. Keep it coming. Looking forward to next week's alphabets.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the comments. :)

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  12. Thank you - I now have my ear-worm for the week! When I'm calling you-ooo-oooh...!

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