Jeanette MacDonald

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth June 18, 1903
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Death Jan 14, 1965 (61)
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Jeanette MacDonald

Jeanette Anna MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars, and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to film-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

Born: Jeannette Anna McDonald, June 18, 1903, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: January 14, 1965, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Other names: Jeanette MacDonald
Occupation: Actress, Singer, radio host, philanthropist
Years active: 1909–59
Partner(s): Nelson Eddy (1935-65)
Relatives: Blossom Rock (sister)
Awards: 2 RCA Red Seal gold records (one for "Indian Love Call"/"Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life"), 1 RIAA gold record for Favorites in Hi-Fi), Screen Actors Guild award for Maytime
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About Jeanette MacDonald

Actress and singer who appeared in several movie musicals and played roles in Maytime and The Love Parade. She also appeared in The Girl of the Golden West and Sweethearts.

Before Fame

She appeared in Broadway musicals when she was sixteen.


She was raised in Philadelphia, started off on Broadway, then went into musical films such as The Love Parade, One Hour with You, Naughty Marietta, and San Francisco.

Family Life

She married Gene Raymond in June 1937.


She appeared in multiple films with Nelson Eddy.

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Latest information about Jeanette MacDonald updated on January 21, 2021.