Saturday, April 5, 2014
E for Nelson Eddy
BORN: June 29, 1901
DIED: March 6, 1967
AGED: 65 yrs from a stroke
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