Nelson Eddy (I) (1901–1967)

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The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and performed in amateur musicals. Dr. Edouard Lippe ... See full bio »

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Known For

Let Freedom Ring Steve Logan
Naughty Marietta Warrington
Phantom of the Opera Anatole Garron
Balalaika Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda


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 1956 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Nelson Eddy
- The Nelson Eddy Show (1956) ... Nelson Eddy
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie)
Pierre / The Red Shadow
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Captain Jim Laurence
 1946 The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met (Short)
Narrator / voices (voice)
 1946 Make Mine Music
Narrator / Willie / Whitey / ... (voice)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Brom Broeck
 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Anatole Garron
 1942 I Married an Angel
Count Palaffi
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier
Karl Lang
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Carl Linden
 1940 New Moon
 1939 Balalaika
Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Steve Logan
 1938 Sweethearts
Ernest Lane
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson
 1937 Rosalie
Dick Thorpe
 1937 Maytime
Paul Allison
 1936 Rose-Marie
Sergeant Bruce
 1935 Naughty Marietta
 1934 Student Tour
Nelson Eddy
 1933 Dancing Lady
Nelson Eddy
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
John Sylvester (uncredited)
 1933 Handlebars (Short)
Singer (singing voice, uncredited)
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Other Works:

(9/4/44) Radio: Appeared (as "Paul Allison") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Maytime". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


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Ann Denitz Franklin  (his death)

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Personal Quote:

[to a reporter a couple of days prior to his death] I'll go on singing until I drop because I love it. See more »


At an MGM exhibitors sales convention in February 1949 it was announced that the studio would probably reunite Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald to star for producer Joe Pasternak in "His Excellency from Brazil." By the time the film was released the title had been changed to Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) and the parts were played by Ann Sothern and Barry Sullivan. See more »


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