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Nelson Eddy

Nelson EddyAKA Nelson Ackerman Eddy

Born: 29-Jun-1901
Birthplace: Providence, RI
Died: 6-Mar-1967
Location of death: Miami Beach, FL
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Singer, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Phantom of the Opera

[1] Eddy was gay according to Louella Parsons: "The big laugh in Hollywood these days is Nelson Eddy's feminine pursuers... Come on, Mr. Eddy, even the hinterlands are wise to you." Quoted by William J. Mann, Behind the Screen, p. 154.

Wife: Ann Denitz Franklin (m. 1939)
Girlfriend: Jeanette MacDonald (extra-marital affair)

    Hernia Operation Los Angeles, CA (15-Mar-1965)
    Died Onstage
    Parodied As A Muppet Nelson

    Northwest Outpost (25-Jun-1947)
    Make Mine Music (20-Apr-1946) [VOICE]
    Knickerbocker Holiday (17-Mar-1944)
    Phantom of the Opera (27-Aug-1943)
    I Married an Angel (9-Jul-1942) · Count Palaffi
    The Chocolate Soldier (31-Oct-1941) · Karl Lang
    Bitter Sweet (8-Nov-1940) · Carl Linden
    New Moon (18-Jul-1940) · Charles
    Balalaika (15-Dec-1939) · Peter
    Let Freedom Ring (24-Feb-1939) · Steve Logan
    Sweethearts (22-Dec-1938) · Ernest Lane
    The Girl of the Golden West (8-Mar-1938) · Ramirez
    Rosalie (24-Dec-1937) · Dick Thorpe
    Maytime (26-Mar-1937) · Paul Allison
    Rose-Marie (28-Jan-1936) · Sgt. Bruce
    Naughty Marietta (8-Mar-1935) · Warrington
    Student Tour (5-Oct-1934) · Singer
    Dancing Lady (24-Nov-1933)

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