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Jeanette MacDonald

Jeanette MacDonald
from the trailer for Bitter Sweet (1940)
Personal information
Birth nameJeanette Anna MacDonald
Birth dateJune 18, 1903
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 14, 1965(age 61)
Death placeHouston, Texas, U.S.
Years active1919 59
SpouseGene Raymond (1937 - 65) (her death)

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Jeanette MacDonald (June 18, 1903 - January 14, 1965) 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 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 opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

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