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Nelson Ackerman Eddy

Nelson Ackerman Eddy

Male 1901 - 1967  (65 years)

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  • Name Nelson Ackerman Eddy 
    Born 29 Jun 1901  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1967  Miami Beach, Miami-Dade, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I167148  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 

    Father William Darius "Bill" Eddy,   b. 18 Nov 1875, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1968  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Caroline Isabel Kendrick,   b. 7 Jul 1879, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1957, , , California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1899  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F63502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann P. Denitz,   b. 15 Oct 1894, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1987, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1939 
    Family ID F63504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeanette Anna MacDonald,   b. 18 Jun 1903, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1965, Houston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F63505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jun 1901 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1967 - Miami Beach, Miami-Dade, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Matt Kingsley (email hidden) to Weldon Whipple, 24 Nov 2021. Cites Find a Grave web site memorial 313. Singer and actor, "best remembered for his partnership with singer/actress Jeannette MacDonald in a series of movies during the 1930s. ... In 1933, while performing a concert recital with the Philadelphia Civic Opera, an assistant to famous movie director Louis B. Mayer saw him and signed him to a seven year contract with MGM." See Nelson's Find a Grave page for a lenthy biographical sketch by Kit and Morgan Benson.

      !BIOGRAPHY:
      American singer, baritone 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 and opera purists, and in his heyday, he 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 concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater, earned three gold records, and was invited to sing at the third inauguration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. He also introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of them to pursue a musical career. --Wikipedia, quoted 24 Nov 2021



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