Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer, baritone and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first "crossover" stars, a superstar appealing both to shrieking bobby soxers and opera purists, and in his heyday, he was the highest paid singer in the world.
During his 40-year career, he earned three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one each for film, recording, and radio), left his footprints in the wet concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater, earned three gold records, and was invited to sing at the third inauguration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. He also introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of them to pursue a musical career.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1901 (Providence), Died March 6th, 1967 (Providence)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1943
Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal
Recordings (Results 26-36 of 36 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-09561||10-in.||6/29/1937||Thy beaming eyes||Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09562||10-in.||6/29/1937||Deep river||Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09563||10-in.||6/29/1937||A perfect day||Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09564||10-in.||6/29/1937||The hills of home||Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09565||10-in.||6/29/1937||Sylvia||Nelson Eddy ; Theodore Paxson||Baritone vocal solo, with piano (with orchestra on 6/29/1937)||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09566||10-in.||7/2/1937||By the waters of Minnetonka (An Indian love song)||Nelson Eddy ; Theodore Paxson||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||PBS-09567||10-in.||7/2/1937||He was alone||Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||BS-021613||10-in.||3/22/1938||Sun-up to sundown||Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||BS-021614||10-in.||3/22/1938||Soldiers of fortune||Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||BS-021615||10-in.||3/22/1938||Who are we to say||Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Victor||BS-021616||10-in.||3/22/1938||Senorita||Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
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Eddy, Nelson. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106160.
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