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Eddy Lover

Biography

Most widely known for his various single releases being a reggae vocalist and songwriter. He garnered world-wide acclaim for his collaborative tune “Perdóname” using the reggae duo La Factoria. He started singing at age 12. He documented his first tune, “Lloro,” in 2000. In 2008, he released the business lead single from his debut record Perdóname known as “Luna.” It charted at #2 on the united states Billboard Latin Exotic Airplay graphs. On Apr 25, 2015, he released his third and last single album, Flow Fan, to iTunes. He was created and elevated in Panama Town, Panama. His audio is often in comparison to that of his fellow Panamanian reggae DJ and vocalist Flex.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nelson Eddy
Date Of Birth March 16, 1985
Died March 6, 1967, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Panama City, Panama
Profession Reggae Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Ann Denitz
Children Jon Eddy
Parents William Darius Eddy, Caroline Isabelle Kendrick
Siblings Clark Kendrick
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Movies Rose-Marie, Maytime, Naughty Marietta, Sweethearts, New Moon, The Girl of the Golden West, I Married an Angel, Phantom of the Opera, Rosalie, Balalaika, Make Mine Music, Bitter Sweet, The Chocolate Soldier, Dancing Lady, Northwest Outpost, Let Freedom Ring, Knickerbocker Holiday, Student Tour
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#Fact
1 In 1963 Ross Hunter tried to entice MacDonald and Eddy back onto the screen as an aging married couple who find themselves suddenly about to have a baby. They declined.
2 When Eddy first went on tour ("hoping for $50 a concert and glad to get $25") in 1928, he hired Theodore Paxson, who remained Eddy's accompanist for four decades.
3 Studio head Louis B. Mayer hired singer Igor Gorin as a backup in case Eddy became temperamental, but he never did and Gorin never played a role intended for Eddy.
4 In the last years of his life, his work schedule didn't vary. He dropped his concerts and concentrated on his nightclub act, touring 40 weeks a year with pretty blonde Gale Sherwood as his singing partner.
5 In 1959 after 23 years "Indian Love Call" hit the million mark in sales.
6 Eddy appeared with MacDonald on Gordon MacRae's TV show in 1956. They each sang a solo and collaborated on a duet. Most critics agreed that her voice had faded. In 1957 and 1958 they collaborated on an album of their movie hits entitled "Favorites in Hi-Fi.".
7 He was a lifelong supporter of the Republican party.
8 At a MGM exhibitors sales convention in February 1949 it was announced that Metro would probably reunite Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald to star for producer Joe Pasternak in "His Excellency from Brazil." By the time the film was released the title had been changed to "Nancy Goes to Rio" and the parts were played by Ann Sothern and Barry Sullivan.
9 Plans to re-team Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald were announced by RKO in July 1945. Studio chief Charles Koerner was preparing a film version of the 1931 Sigmund Romberg & Oscar Hammerstein II stage musical "East Wind" to be filmed in Technicolor. Koerner's sudden death in February 1946 and the subsequent change in studio management ended the project.
10 Louis B. Mayer ordered Eddy to test for his debut in Broadway to Hollywood (1933). The 33-year old newcomer took a record 58 takes before the exasperated test director gave up. Despite this failure, Mayer overruled the general consensus of Eddy's acting talent and ordered him used for a singing sequence in the film only.
11 He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard; for Radio at 6512 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Recording at 1639 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
12 His duets with Jeanette MacDonald are lampooned in the musical "A Day In Hollywood/A Night In The Ukraine." In the show, a movie star named Jeanette sings the song, "Oh, Nelson, What You're Putting Me Through" -- an operatic lament about her boring co-star -- while standing with a mannequin dressed in a Canadian Mounties uniform.
13 Was portrayed by Mick Hucknall in De-Lovely (2004). In the movie, his portrayal was a cameo.
14 There is a street in Hollywood Forever cemetery now named for him.
15 He was an accomplished sculptor, and often crafted bronze statues of his co-stars and directors. The statue he made of Susanna Foster was used in her film Phantom of the Opera (1943).
16 Was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity.
17 He had a stepson, Sidney Franklin Jr..
18 He had one child, Jon, with ex-girlfriend Maybelle Marston, born sometime in the early 1930s.
19 Distantly related to U.S. President Martin Van Buren.
20 Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA, Section B, across the street from the Cathedral Mausoluem and a bit to the right.
21 Hosted his own weekly radio show in the 1950s
22 Suffered a fatal stroke while performing in concert.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary performer: "Sweethearts" - uncredited
Flawless 1999 performer: "Stouthearted Men"
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary performer: "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" 1910 - uncredited
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 performer: "Stouthearted Men", "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life"
The Waltons 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary performer: "Stouthearted Men" 1928, "Lover, Come Back to Me" 1928 - uncredited
That's Entertainment! 1974 performer: "Indian Love Call" 1924 - uncredited
The Mike Douglas Show 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1960 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Lux Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Big Record 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Spike Jones Show 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Make Room for Daddy 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bob Hope Show 1954 TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Is Your Life 1953 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Alan Young Show 1951 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moments in Music 1950 Documentary short performer: "Wanting You"
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met 1946 Short performer: "Largo al factotum" - uncredited
Make Mine Music 1946 "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" 1946 / performer: "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" 1946, "Shortnin' Bread" 1900 uncredited, "Largo al factotum" 1816 uncredited, "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 uncredited, "Pseudo I Pagliacci Passage' 1946 uncredited, "Tristan und Isolde" 1865 uncredited, "Mefistofele" 1867 uncredited, "Mag der Himmel Euch Verbegen" 1847 uncredited / writer: "Pseudo I Pagliacci Passage' 1946 - uncredited
Knickerbocker Holiday 1944 lyrics: "Jail Song Oh Woe!", "Holiday" - uncredited
Phantom of the Opera 1943 performer: "LULLABY OF THE BELLS", "MARTHA Act III, opera excerpt", "AMOUR ET GLOIRE", "LE PRINCE MASQUE DU CAUCASUS" - uncredited
I Married an Angel 1942 "I Married an Angel" 1938 / performer: "Spring Is Here" 1938, "I'll Tell The Man In The Street" 1938, "Hey Butcher" 1942, "May I Present The Girl" 1942, "Now You've Met The Angel" 1942, "Les tringles des sistres tintaient Gypsy song" from the opera "Carmen" 1875
The Chocolate Soldier 1941 "My Hero" 1909, uncredited / performer: "My Hero" 1909, "Thank the Lord the War Is Over" 1909, "Evening Star" 1845, "Sympathy" 1909, "Song of the Flea" 1879, "While My Lady Sleeps" 1941, "The Chocolate Soldier" 1909, "Forgive" 1909 - uncredited
The Miracle of Sound 1940 Documentary short performer: "Dear Little Cafe" - uncredited
Bitter Sweet 1940 performer: "I'll See You Again" 1929, "If You Could Only Come With Me" 1929, "What Is Love" 1929, "Tokay" 1929, "Dear Little Cafe" 1929 - uncredited
New Moon 1940 "La Marseillaises" 1792, uncredited / performer: "Shoes" 1940, "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" 1928, "Wanting You" 1928, "Lover, Come Back to Me" 1928, "Stouthearted Men" 1928, "Marianne" 1928 - uncredited
Balalaika 1939 performer: "At the Balalaika", "Ride, Cossack, Ride", "Carmen", "Silent Night Stille Nacht", "Ochi Tchornya"
Let Freedom Ring 1939 "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" 1912, uncredited / performer: "Dusty Road" 1939, "Love Serenade" 1939, "Oh! Susanna" 1848 uncredited, "Home, Sweet, Home" 1823 uncredited, "Ten Thousand Cattle Straying" 1904 uncredited, "Pat, Sez He" uncredited, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" 1912 uncredited, "Where Else But Here" 1939 uncredited, "America, My Country 'Tis of Thee" 1832 uncredited
Sweethearts 1938 performer: "Sweethearts" 1938, "Every Lover Must Meet His Fate" 1938, "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, "Pretty as a Picture" 1938, "Game of Love" 1938, "Message of the Violet" 1903, "Keep It Dark" 1903, "On Parade" 1938, "Little Gray Home in the West" 1911 - uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West 1938 "Shadows On The Moon" 1938, "Soldiers Of Fortune" 1938, "Señorita" 1938, uncredited / performer: "Señorita" 1938, "Mariache" 1938, "Who Are We To Say" 1938 - uncredited
Rosalie 1937 "Rosalie" 1937, uncredited / performer: "Rosalie" 1937, "The Caisson Song" 1907, "On, Brave Old Army Team" 1910, "Anchors Aweigh" 1906, "Who Knows?" 1937, "M'appari tutt'amor" from the opera "Martha" 1847, "In the Still of the Night" 1937, "Goodbye Forever Addio", "It's All Over But the Shouting" 1937, "To Love or Not To Love" 1937, "Gaudeamus Igitur", "Oh Promise Me" 1889 - uncredited
Maytime 1937 performer: "Will You Remember Sweetheart?", "Plantons da Vigne" uncredited, "Vive l'Opera", "Ham and Eggs", "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" uncredited, "Santa Lucia" uncredited, "Czaritza" based on Symphony No. 5
Rose-Marie 1936 performer: "The Mounties" 1924, "Rose Marie" 1924, "Just for You" 1936, "Indian Love Call" 1924 - uncredited
Naughty Marietta 1935 performer: "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" 1910, "The Owl and the Polecat" 1910, "Neath the Southern Moon" 1910, "Italian Street Song" 1910, "I'm Falling in Love with Someone" 1910, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" 1910 - uncredited
Student Tour 1934 performer: "The Carlo" 1934
Dancing Lady 1933 performer: " That's The Rhythm of the Day" 1933
Broadway to Hollywood 1933 performer: "In the Garden of My Heart" 1908 - uncredited
Handlebars 1933 Short performer: "Daisy Belle Bicycle Built For Two"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Make Room for Daddy 1956 TV Series Nelson Eddy
The Desert Song 1955 TV Movie Pierre The Red Shadow
Northwest Outpost 1947 Captain Jim Laurence
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met 1946 Short Narrator / voices (voice)
Make Mine Music 1946 Narrator / Willie / Whitey / ... (voice)
Knickerbocker Holiday 1944 Brom Broeck
Phantom of the Opera 1943 Anatole Garron
I Married an Angel 1942 Count Palaffi
The Chocolate Soldier 1941 Karl Lang
Bitter Sweet 1940 Carl Linden
New Moon 1940 Charles
Balalaika 1939 Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda
Let Freedom Ring 1939 Steve Logan
Sweethearts 1938 Ernest Lane
The Girl of the Golden West 1938 Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson
Rosalie 1937 Dick Thorpe
Maytime 1937 Paul Allison
Rose-Marie 1936 Sergeant Bruce
Naughty Marietta 1935 Warrington
Student Tour 1934 Singer
Dancing Lady 1933 Nelson Eddy
Broadway to Hollywood 1933 John Sylvester (uncredited)
Handlebars 1933 Short Singer (singing voice, uncredited)

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phantom of the Opera 1943 sculptor: bronze statue of Christine DuBois

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Year's Eve Party with Guy Lombardo 1966 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Today 1963 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1952-1960 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself
What's My Line? 1953-1960 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1960 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1959 TV Series Himself
The Lux Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Himself
The Spike Jones Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Singer
Lux Video Theatre 1956 TV Series Himself
The Linkletter Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1954 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1953 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Name's the Same 1952 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Alan Young Show 1951 TV Series Himself
The Miracle of Sound 1940 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention 1937 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Himself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'Naughty Marietta' (uncredited)
Nelson and Jeanette 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1966-1981 TV Series Willie the Operatic Whale / Narrator / Additional Characters
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'New Moon'
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Himself
Just One More Time 1974 Short Himself (uncredited)
That's Entertainment! 1974 Clip from 1936 version of 'Rose Marie'
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself
MGM Parade 1955-1956 TV Series Paul Allison
Moments in Music 1950 Documentary short Himself, film clip (uncredited)
Some of the Best 1943 Documentary Warrington in Naughty Marietta (uncredited)
Hollywood: Style Center of the World 1940 Documentary short Himself
From the Ends of the Earth 1939 Documentary short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6311 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On 8 February 1960. At 1639 Vine Street.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6512 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1 [His last words onstage as he was having a stroke that would prove fatal] Will you bear with me a minute. I can't seem to get the words out. [After asking his accompanist to play "Dardanella"] My face is getting numb. Is there a doctor here?
2 [To a reporter a couple of days prior to his death] I'll go on singing until I drop because I love it.
3 [About some of the films Eddy and MacDonald were offered in their later career] We've been asked to do what might be called B pictures. Rather than do that, we decided to leave it on a high note.
4 [About his career in 1934] I engaged a dramatic coach and began to study the technique of acting on the screen. That same day I discovered how little I really knew, and I've been studying ever since.
5 [Reacting to seeing himself in an elaborate costume and makeup onscreen] Get him. Ain't he purty?
6 [In 1957] I don't know why people still want to believe that Jeanette MacDonald and I were a couple off the set. There's no truth to that rumor, at all. She's happily married to Gene Raymond and I'm happily married to Anne. I guess people want to believe that what they see on the screen is reality while in actuality, it's just a movie!
7 [During his 1960s nightclub tour] I want to keep going until I drop.
8 [on why he refused to see his own films] I was too ashamed of them.


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