NELSON EDDY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Nelson Eddy was born on June 29th, 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island with the birth name Nelson Ackerman Eddy. He grew up in a family already involved in show business, both his grandparents and parents were professional singers. Eddy always had goals of pursuing a career as a singer just like his parents, however unable to cover the cost of singing lessons he would instead imitate opera recordings to teach himself.
During his teenage years he worked various jobs to support himself and also performed in a number of amateur musicals. Soon he was given the opportunity to go and study in Dresden and Paris after, a man by the name of Dr. Edouard Lippe loaned him the money he needed.
His first professional concert recital was in 1928 in Philadelphia. When he was performing live again in 1933, an assistant from MGM took notice of him and Louis B. Mayer, MGM studio chief signed Eddy to a seven year acting contract.
By the mid 30's he was being cast in a number of films such as "Naughty Marietta" (1935), "Rose-Marie" (1936) and "Maytime" (1937). He was also recording music and earned a decent radio following for his theme song, "Short'nin Bread".
Adding to his film career and recording career Eddy also had a nightclub routine with Gale Sherwood and they remained working together till the end of his career. Nelson Eddy married only one time in 1939 to Anne Denitz Franklin and they remained married until he passed away on March 6th, 1967 in Miami Beach Florida after suffering from a stroke in the middle of performing at a concert.
Nelson Eddy is interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery which has now been renamed and called, Hollywood Forever. Nelson was awarded a total of three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures, Radio and Recording.
1955 The Desert Song
1947 Northwest Outpost
1946 The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met
1946 Make Mine Music
1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
1943 Phantom of the Opera
1942 I Married an Angel
1941 The Chocolate Soldier
1940 Bitter Sweet
1940 New Moon
1939 Let Freedom Ring
1938 The Girl of the Golden West
1935 Naughty Marietta
1934 Student Tour
1933 Dancing Lady
1933 Broadway to Hollywood