Nelson Eddy - biography

Singer from United States of America

Nelson Eddy 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. Nelson grew up in  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
The Singing Capon,Eddy, Nelson,The Baritone,Bricktop,Nelson Ackerman Eddy,Nels
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
William Darius Eddy, Caroline Isabelle Kendrick
Ann Denitz
Jon Eddy
Clark Kendrick
Singer, Actor


Year Performance Character
1946 Make Mine Music
1943 Phantom of the Opera
1942 I Married an Angel
1941 The Chocolate Soldier Karl Lang
1940 Bitter Sweet
1940 The New Moon
1939 Balalaika
1938 The Girl of the Golden West
1938 Sweethearts
1937 Maytime
1937 Rosalie
1936 Rose-Marie Sergeant Bruce
1935 Naughty Marietta Captain Richard Warrington
1934 Student Tour Singer
1933 Dancing Lady


Date of death
Cause of death
Cerebral hemorrhage
Place of death
Palm Beach
Place of burial
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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