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|
|Partner(s)||Nelson Eddy (1935-65)|
|Relatives||Blossom Rock (sister)|
Actress and vocalist who starred in a number of film musicals, including Maytime and The Love Parade. She also appeared in Sweethearts and The Girl of the Golden West.
She began acting in Broadway musicals when she was sixteen years old.
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.
In June 1937, she married Gene Raymond [TV Actor].
She starred alongside Nelson Eddy [Opera Singer] in a number of films.
Paramount Pictures contract players. American Christian Scientists. Actresses from Philadelphia. American sopranos. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract players. Singers from Pennsylvania. American operatic sopranos. RCA Records artists. Musicians from Philadelphia