Nelson Eddy Actor

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Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) 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 (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. Eddy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the only child of Caroline Isabel (née Kendrick) and William Darius Eddy. His father was a machinist and toolmaker whose work required him to move from town to town.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 29th, 1901
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
March 6th, 1967 at age of 65
Place of death
Palm Beach
Cause of death
Cerebral hemorrhage
Places lived
Providence , Rhode Island
pop. 177,994 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse
Children

Musical acts

1.Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald is a musical duo.

Member history

Member Role Start End

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Favorites In Stereo
1959 Album on gramophone record
Indian Love Call
1936 Single
Favorites in Hi-Fi
Album
The Artistry of Nelson Eddy
Album

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Musical146.61
Drama56.76
Music26.55
Romance86.81
Family26.4
Comedy26.5
Adventure27.15
Western26.75

1. Northwest Outpost (1947)

Musical, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

Northwest Outpost is a 1947 American musical film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey and Joseph Schildkraut. The film was Eddy's last, and is an operetta film like his previous starring roles. He was persuaded to make it by Republic Pictures because Rudolf Friml was writing the score. It was well received by critics and had a strong box office performance.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

2. Make Mine Music (1946)

Animation, Family, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
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Bob Cormack
, ,
Robert Cormack
,
Harry Reeves
,
Tom Oreb
, ,
Erdman Penner
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Cap Palmer
,
Erwin Graham
, ,
Sylvia Holland
,
James Bodrero
,
Homer Brightman
,
Dick Shaw
,
John Walbridge
,
Dick Huemer
, ,
Roy Williams
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Make Mine Music is an 1946 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres on April 20, 1946. It is the 8th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. During the Second World War, much of Walt Disney's staff was drafted into the army, and those that remained were called upon by the U.S. government to make training and propaganda films. As a result, the studio was littered with unfinished story ideas. In order to keep the feature film division alive during this difficult time, the studio released six package films including this one, made up of various unrelated segments set to music. This is the third package film, following Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. It received mixed to positive reviews, though its first segment, The Martins and the Coys, was panned by critics due to its overuse of violence. The film was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival. The musical director was Al Sack.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Drama, Horror, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
John Jacoby
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Hans Jacoby
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Eric Taylor
,
Samuel Hoffenstein
2 Show list $1.5M

Phantom of the Opera is a 1943 Universal musical horror film starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster and Claude Rains, directed by Arthur Lubin, and filmed in Technicolor. The original music score was composed by Edward Ward, loosely based on the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. The movie is a remake of the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney. The auditorium set, a replica of the Opéra Garnier interior, created for the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera was reused. Other than the sets, this remake had little in common with the earlier film. The original storyline was completely revised and there was no attempt to film the masked ball sequence, although the famous falling of the chandelier was re-enacted on an epic scale, using elaborate camera set-ups. The cinematographers were Hal Mohr and W. Howard Greene. It is also the only Universal Monster movie to win an Oscar. Rains's portrayal of the Phantom, although overshadowed by Chaney's Phantom, is now considered to be one of the main Universal Monsters and is often listed with the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and Gill Man.

Awards

1943 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1943 Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

4. I Married an Angel (1942)

Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0

I Married an Angel is an a 1942 American motion picture based on the 1938 musical comedy of the same name by Rodgers and Hart. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, who were then a popular onscreen couple. Supporting cast members included Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes, Reginald Owen, Douglass Dumbrille, Mona Maris, and Odette Myrtil.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ray June
,
Robert Kalloch
English
United States of America

5. The Chocolate Soldier (1941)

Comedy, Family, Musical
played Karl Lang
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
Claudine West
,
Leonard Lee
, ,
Keith Winter
5 Show list

The Chocolate Soldier is a 1941 American musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth. Using the original music by Oscar Straus the plot is somewhat loosely based on the Ferenc Molnár play entitled Testőr and is unrelated to either the original play or the Oscar Straus operetta.

Awards

Top cast

Bernard Fischer
Madame 'Pugsie' Helene
Klementor
Liesel
Maria Lanyi
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
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Ray June
English
United States of America

6. Bitter Sweet (1940)

Drama, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0

Bitter Sweet is a 1940 American Technicolor musical film directed by W. S. Van Dyke, based on the operetta Bitter Sweet by Noël Coward. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Best Cinematography and the other for Best Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons and John S. Detlie. The film is based on Coward's stage operetta, which was a hit in 1929 in London. It was filmed twice, first in 1933 in black-and-white. The 1940 film is much cut and rewritten, removing much of the operetta's irony. The opening and closing scenes are cut, focusing the film squarely upon the relationship between MacDonald's character, Sarah, and her music teacher, Carl Linden. The opening scene was a flash forward, in which Sarah appears as an elderly woman recalling how she fell in love. One reason for dropping this scene is that it had been appropriated for MGM's 1937 film Maytime. Coward disliked the 1940 film and vowed that no more of his shows would be filmed in Hollywood. In 1951 he told The Daily Express, "I was saving up Bitter Sweet as an investment for my old age. After MGM's dreadful film I can never revive it" on stage.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. New Moon (1940)

Musical, Romance, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0

New Moon is a 1940 musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with uncredited direction by W. S. Van Dyke. It is the second film adaptation of the operetta The New Moon, which premiered on Broadway in 1928. The stage version featured music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and others. The first film adaptation, also titled New Moon, which premiered in 1930, was less faithful to the stage version.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Balalaika (1939)

Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0

Balalaika is a 1939 American musical romance film based on the 1936 London stage musical of the same name. Produced by Lawrence Weingarten and directed by Reinhold Schunzel, it starred Nelson Eddy and Ilona Massey. The film follows the romance of Prince Peter Karagin, captain of the Tsar's Cossack Guards, and Lydia Pavlovna Marakova, cabaret-cum-opera singer and secret revolutionary, who fall in love on the eve of World War I, are separated by war and ideology, and meet again in 1920s Paris.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Sweethearts (1938)

Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
1 Show list

Sweethearts is a 1938 Technicolor musical romance directed by W.S. Van Dyke, starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay, by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, uses the “play within a play” device: a contemporary Broadway production of the 1913 Victor Herbert operetta is the setting for another pair of sweethearts, the stars of the show. This was the first color film for Nelson or Jeanette.

Awards

1938 Academy Honorary Award

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Musical, Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
Isabel Dawn
,
Boyce DeGaw

The Girl of the Golden West is a 1938 musical western film. It was adapted from the play of the same name by David Belasco, better known for providing the plot of the opera La fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini. A frontier woman falls in love with an outlaw.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Rosalie (1937)

Drama, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
122.0
$2M

Rosalie is an MGM film adaptation of the 1928 stage musical of the same name. The film was released in December 1937. The film follows the story of the musical but replaces most of the Broadway score with new songs by Cole Porter. The story involves the romantic entanglements of a princess in disguise and a West Point cadet.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Maytime (1937)

Drama, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
1 Show list

Maytime is a 1937 American musical romantic drama film distributed by MGM. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and stars Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay was rewritten from the book for Sigmund Romberg's 1917 operetta Maytime by Rida Johnson Young, Romberg's librettist; however, only one musical number by Romberg was retained. The film's storyline greatly resembles that of Noël Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet, right down to the "frame story" surrounding the main plot. Three years later, MGM filmed a Technicolor version of Bitter Sweet, but altered the plot slightly so that audiences would not notice the similarities.

Awards

Top cast

Nicolai Nazaroff
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Oliver T. Marsh
English
United States of America

13. Rose-Marie (1936)

Musical, Romance, Adventure
played Sergeant Bruce
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
,
Alice D.G. Miller
,
12 Show list

Rose-Marie is a 1936 film directed by Woody Van Dyke.

Awards

Top cast

John Flower
Teddy
Myerson
Premier
Hotel Manager
Romeo
Storekeeper
Marie de Flor
Boniface
Belle
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Naughty Marietta (1935)

Drama, Musical
played Captain Richard Warrington
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
11 Show list 1 Show list

Naughty Marietta is a 1935 film based on the operetta Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert. Jeanette MacDonald stars as a princess who flees an arranged marriage. She sails for New Orleans and is rescued from pirates by Captain Richard Warrington. Five of Victor Herbert's most famous songs come from the score of Naughty Marietta, with words by lyricist Rida Johnson Young: "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" "Italian Street Song" "Neath the Southern Moon" "I'm Falling in Love With Someone" "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" Additional lyrics for several of Herbert's songs were penned for the film by Gus Kahn. The film was written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, John Lee Mahin and Rida Johnson Young.

Awards

1935 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

Top cast

Gov. Gaspar d'Annard
Madame d'Annard
Rudolpho
Ezekial 'Zeke' Cramer
Prince de Namours de la Bonfain
Abraham 'Abe'
Don Carlos de Braganza
Herr 'Schumie' Schuman
Frau Schuman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Student Tour (1934)

Musical
played Singer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
6 Show list

Student Tour is a 1934 musical film written by Ralph Spence, Philip Dunne, George Seaton, Arthur Bloch, and Samuel Marx and directed by Charles Reisner.

Awards

Top cast

Jeff Kane
Hank Merman
Ethelred Lippincott
Bobby Kane
Ann Lippincott
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. Dancing Lady (1933)

Musical, Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
2 Show list $923K

Dancing Lady is a 1933 musical film starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and featuring Franchot Tone, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley and the Three Stooges. The picture was directed by Robert Z. Leonard, produced by John W. Considine Jr. and David O. Selznick, and was based on the novel of the same name by James Warner Bellah, published the previous year. The movie had a hit song in "Everything I Have Is Yours," by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson. The film features the screen debut of dancer Fred Astaire, who appears as himself, as well as the first credited film appearance of Nelson Eddy, and an early feature film appearance of the Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Curly Howard, and Larry Fine – in support of the leader of their act at the time, Ted Healy, whose role in the films is considerably larger than theirs; the quartet is billed as "Ted Healy and His Stooges." At the other end of the comedy scale, cultured Algonquin Round Table humorist Robert Benchley plays a supporting role.

Awards

Top cast

Patch Gallagher
Janie Barlow
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Miracle of Sound
Documentary,Short
1940 Him/Herself

Guest TV appearances

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E16 December 20th, 1956

The Colgate Comedy Hour

Program genre

Variety show
Television comedy

External resources

The Colgate Comedy Hour is an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E19 February 1st, 1953
S03-E34 May 17th, 1953

The Ed Sullivan Show

Program genre

Reality television
Variety show
Comedy
Family
Sketch comedy

External resources

The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, which ran only one season and was eventually replaced by other shows.nIn 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished #31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E07 November 4th, 1956

The Hollywood Palace

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly on ABC from January 4, 1964 to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a mid-season replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse on Vine Street, which was renamed The Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E26 March 27th, 1965

This Is Your Life

Program genre

Family
Documentary film
Talk show
Reality television
Biographical film

External resources

This Is Your Life was an American documentary series broadcast on NBC radio 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its producer Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E11 September 13th, 1953

Awards won

2007 Grammy Hall of Fame Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Indian Love Call Musical Album

Wikipedia

Check Nelson Eddy on wikipedia.

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