Nelson Eddy

1901 - 1967

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Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American actor and baritone singer 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Eddy has received more than 689,467 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nelson Eddy is the 1,616th most popular singer (down from 1,536th in 2019), the 8,913th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,746th in 2019) and the 464th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Nelson Eddy ranks 1,616 out of 3,541Before him are Maître Gims, Jay Park, Mildred Bailey, Teresa Brewer, Jacek Kaczmarski, and Sunmi. After him are Jan Peerce, Eddie Money, Irma Thomas, Raekwon, Joey Belladonna, and Billy Fury.

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Among people born in 1901, Nelson Eddy ranks 245Before him are Brian Donlevy, Carlo Biotti, Mildred Dunnock, Dorothy Hansine Andersen, Mildred Wiley, and James Dunn. After him are Mary Eaton, William Daniels, George Moorhouse, Bud Houser, Pauline Starke, and Rudy Vallée. Among people deceased in 1967, Nelson Eddy ranks 213Before him are Alice Lake, Frederick E. Morgan, Simo Puupponen, Samuel Mosberg, William Christian Bullitt Jr., and James Dunn. After him are Edward Givens, Nathaniel Cartmell, Lewis H. Brereton, Grace Cunard, Ian Raby, and Joe Meek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nelson Eddy ranks 8,913 out of 15,968Before him are Anita Louise (1915), Bonnie J. Dunbar (1949), Veronica Roth (1988), Michaela Conlin (1978), Alice Marble (1913), and James Hartle (1939). After him are Lisa Ann Walter (1963), Jan Peerce (1904), Mike Huckabee (1955), Eddie Money (1949), Larry Williams (1935), and Adam Yauch (1964).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Nelson Eddy ranks 464Before him are Lucinda Williams (1953), C. J. Ramone (1965), Roy Acuff (1903), Jay Park (1987), Mildred Bailey (1907), and Teresa Brewer (1931). After him are Jan Peerce (1904), Eddie Money (1949), Irma Thomas (1941), Raekwon (1970), Joey Belladonna (1960), and Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968).