Jeanette MacDonald

rn 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 contract negotiations 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.

She worked in film, toured as a singer, appeared in operas, and on radio and television. Her recording efforts yielded three gold records.

Her death in 1965 was exacerbated by heart trouble, abdominal adhesions and a brain tumor.


Original Page April, 2014


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