Jeanette MacDonald popular singer and actress of 1930s musicals

Jeanette 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 (“Love Me Tonight” in 1932 and “The Merry Widow” in 1934) and Nelson Eddy (“Naughty Marietta” in 1935, “Rose-Marie” in 1936, and “Maytime” in 1937). During the 1930s and 1940s MacDonald starred in twenty-nine feature films and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. Jeanette MacDonald was considered one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

Jeanette MacDonald (June 18, 1903 – January 14, 1965)

Jeanette MacDonald
(June 18, 1903 – January 14, 1965)

Jeanette MacDonald 1930

Jeanette MacDonald 1930

Jeanette MacDonald was a singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s

Jeanette MacDonald was a singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s

Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier  in "The Merry Widow" (1935)

Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier in
“The Merry Widow” (1935)

Jeanette MacDonald with Nelson Eddy in "Naughty Marietta" (1935)

Jeanette MacDonald with Nelson Eddy in
“Naughty Marietta” (1935)

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