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Jeanette MacDonald

Jeanette Anna 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 (The Love Parade, Love Me Tonight, The Merry Widow and One Hour With You) 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 film-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18, 1903 (Philadelphia), Died January 14, 1965 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-54560 10-in. 1/19/1930 Dream lover Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57596 10-in. 12/11/1929 March of the grenadiers Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57597 10-in. 12/11/1929 Dream lover Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-61007 10-in. 8/4/1930 Always, in all ways Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-61008 10-in. 8/5/1930 Beyond the blue horizon Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68350 10-in. 4/24/1932 One hour with you Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68351 10-in. 4/24/1932 Une heure près de toi Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68352 10-in. 4/24/1932 Coeur contre coeur Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68353 10-in. 4/24/1932 We will always be sweethearts Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68366 10-in. 7/5/1932 Love me tonight Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68367 10-in. 7/5/1932 Veux-tu m'aimer Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68368 10-in. 7/5/1932 Isn't it romantic Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBVE-68369 10-in. 7/5/1932 N'est-ce pas poétique Nathaniel Finston ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79313 10-in. 8/14/1934 The merry widow waltz Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79314 10-in. 8/14/1934 The merry widow Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79315 10-in. 8/14/1934 Vilia Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79316 10-in. 8/14/1934 Vilia Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79326 10-in. 8/30/1934 Tonight will teach me to forget Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79327 10-in. 8/30/1934 Tonight will teach me to forget Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79371 10-in. 9/20/1934 Essayons d'oublier Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-79372 10-in. 9/20/1934 Try to forget Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-90072 10-in. 3/20/1935 Italian street song Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-90073 10-in. 3/20/1935 Italian street song Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-90074 10-in. 3/20/1935 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor PBS-90075 10-in. 3/20/1935 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacDonald, Jeanette," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102056.

MacDonald, Jeanette. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102056.

"MacDonald, Jeanette." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102056

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