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Jeanette MacDonald

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Biography

MacDonald in 1934

Jeanette MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier (Love Me Tonight, The Merry Widow) and Nelson Eddy (Naughty Marietta, Rose Marie, and Maytime). During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars (The Love Parade, One Hour With You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco), and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in grand opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing grand opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

Fact file

  • Born: Jeanette Anna MacDonald June 18, 1903 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Died: January 14, 1965 (aged 61) Houston, Texas, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Occupation: Actress/Singer
  • Years active: 1909–59
  • Spouse(s): Gene Raymond (1937-65; her death)

Read more about Jeanette MacDonald at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Video: Warner Archive Restores ‘The Merry Widow’
NY Times Movies, 2013-06-20 19:30:57
The Warner Archive Collection has restored Ernst Lubitsch’s “Merry Widow” (1934), starring Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier, the last in a series of Lubitsch musicals.    

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