Gordon MacRae Overview:

Legendary actor, Gordon MacRae, was born Albert Gordon MacRae on Mar 12, 1921 in East Orange, NJ. MacRae died at the age of 64 on Jan 24, 1986 in Lincoln, NE .

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Brown-haired, chubby-cheeked American singer who played bright-eyed young hopefuls opposite Doris Day in some sparkling family musicals during a five-year Warner contract, then won the leading roles in two big musicals from stage successes. Left films for nightclub work when the demand for musicals vanished. At one time an alcoholic, MacRae became Chairman of the National Council of Alcoholism three years before his death from cancer of the mouth and jaw. The actresses Meredith MacRae (1946-2000) and Heather MacRae (1946-) are his daughters.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio. MacRae was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Gordon MacRae Quotes:

Billy: [singing] Longing to tell you, but afraid and shy / I let my golden chances pass me by. / Now, I've lost you / Soon I will go in the mist of day / And you never will know / How I loved you / How I loved you.


Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield, William 'Bill' Sherman: [sings] So wait and pray each night for me, till we meet again.


Marjorie Winfield, Bill Sherman: [sings] By the light of the silvery moon, I want to spoon! / To my honey, I'll croon love's tune / Honey moon, keep a shining in June! / Your silvery beams will bring love's dreams / We'll be cuddling soon, by the silvery moon!


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Gordon MacRae Facts
Suffered a stroke in 1982 but managed to tour occasionally upon his recovery. In the fall of 1985, however, he underwent a carotid artery operation. At that time he was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to retire completely.

The father of actresses Meredith MacRae and Heather MacRae.

In high school (Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY) he was quite athletic, participating in football, hockey, swimming, baseball, basketball, track, and lacrosse. The National Rifle Association awarded him a marksmanship medal.

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