Nelson Eddy Overview:

Legendary actor, Nelson Eddy, was born Nelson Ackerman Eddy on Jun 29, 1901 in Providence, RI. Eddy died at the age of 65 on Mar 6, 1967 in Miami Beach, FL and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA.


Very blond, square-shouldered, serious-looking American baritone who, with Jeanette MacDonald, became the cinema's most successful singing team in a series of thirties' musicals which, despite phenomenal box office success and public adulation, brought Eddy a critical panning for his dramatic acting. Became a successful nightclub entertainer in later years, and died from a stroke shortly after a performance.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording, Motion Pictures and Radio. Nelson Eddy's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #48 on Dec 28, 1938. Eddy was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Maytime (1937): Starring Jeanette MacDonald and

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 12, 2020 From 4 Star Films

The arrival of a local May Fair celebration brings back a flurry of bittersweet memories for elderly Miss Morrison (a made-up Jeanette MacDonald). She fondly recalls some past romantic dreams that we have yet to discover, which color how she sees the young lovers before her, caught in a quarrel. The... Read full article

The Case Of The Diva’s Devotees (Special Supplement Post!)

By Kayla on Jul 23, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

The Case Of The Diva’s Devotees (Special Supplement Post!) July 23, 2015July 24, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante I promised, after playing Where’s Jeanette? that we would also be playing Where’s Nelson? This one will be much shorter, as I only feel I nee... Read full article

Happy ’s Birthday, movie nerds!

By Kayla on Jun 29, 2014 From The Cinema Dilettante

Happy ’s Birthday, movie nerds! June 29, 2014June 29, 2014 / The Cinema Dilettante Why are you such a problem for me, Ackerman? I… We’re done here. Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related ... Read full article

How Many Films did Jeanette MacDonald and Star in Together?

By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 9, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

How Many Films did Jeanette MacDonald and Star in Together? Jeanette MacDonald and in Rose-Marie (1936, director?W.S. Van Dyke) Jeanette MacDonald and made EIGHT films together — all currently available on DVD as part of the Warner Archives Collection: Nau... Read full article

Dynamic Duos: Jeanette MacDonald and .

By Della Street ™ on Jul 14, 2013 From The Jeanette MacDonald Blog

As a part of the Dynamic Duos Blogathon, happening this weekend, I was approached to write a little some'fin about our dear Jeanette and Nelson. Mostly because no one else had volunteered. Before I get into the technicalities of it all, I want to explore a little bit into the Jeanette and Nelson fa... Read full article

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Nelson Eddy Quotes:

Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda: [singing] Blood and fire, not for me. / Blood and myer, not for me / Lovely ladies, six or seven / Luscious lips, I'm in heaven.

[last lines]
Narrator: [Willie impaled by a harpoon by Prof. Tetti-Tatti] Now Willie will never sing at the met. But don't be too harsh on Tetti-Tatti; he just didn't understand. You see, Willie's singing was a miracle, and people aren't used to miracles.
[to Willie's seagull friend who mourns the whale's loss]
Narrator: And you, faithful little friend, don't be too sad, because miracles never really die. And somewhere in wherever heaven is reserved for creatures of the deep, Willie is still singing, in a hundred voices, each more golden than before, and he'll go on singing in a voice so cheery forever.

Narrator: Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward]
Narrator: And don't stand that way either.

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Nelson Eddy Facts
He was a lifelong supporter of the Republican party.

Suffered a fatal stroke while performing in concert.

He had one child, Jon, with ex-girlfriend Maybelle Marston, born sometime in the early 1930s.

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