Born June 18, 1903 in Philadelphia, PA. Died on January 14, 1965, in Houston, TX.
She was known by the nickname "The Iron Butterfly" for her no-nonsense approach to filmmaking and her tough contract negotiating style with film companies.
MacDonald made four films with Maurice Chevalier, and three with Nelson Eddy, the latter team-ups probably her most famous film musicals, those titles were:
- Naughty Marietta - 1935
- Rose-Marie - 1936
- Maytime - 1937
- Girl of The Golden West - 1938
- Sweethearts - 1938
- New Moon - 1940
- Bittersweet - 1940
- I Married an Angel - 1942
She worked in film, toured as a singer, appeared in operas, and on radio and television. Her recording efforts yielded three gold records.
Jeanette MacDonald original record albums:
- MacDonald in Song - 1939
- Religious Songs - 1945
- Up in Central Park - 1945
- Operetta Favourites - 1946
- Romantic Moments - 1950
- Favorites in Hi-Fi - 1959 (aka Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy-Favorites in Stereo)
- Smilin' Through - 1960
- Jeanette MacDonald Sings Songs of Faith and Inspiration - 1963
- San Francisco & Silver Screen Favorites - 1970
Her death in 1965 was exacerbated by heart trouble, abdominal adhesions and a brain tumor.
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