Singing Sensations Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A
on January 4, 2013
Jeanette MacDonald with Nelson Eddy

What happened to Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, who starred together in Rose Marie?
—Elsie Nelson, Havre, Mont.

“American’s Singing Sweethearts” made eight films together, from “Naughty Marietta” in 1935 to “I Married an Angel” in 1942. MacDonald, who was born in Philadelphia, Pa., died of a heart attack in 1965 at age 61. Eddy, a native of Providence, R.I., died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1967 at age 65. All of their musicals are available on DVD.