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Nelson Eddy was a successful singing actor during the late 1930s and early to mid 1940s. He came from a family of singers and musicians, and he studied music and gave his first concert recital in 1928. In 1933, after much success as a professional singer, Louis B. Mayer signed him to a 7 year MGM contract. In 1935, he made "Naughty Marietta" with Jeanette MacDonald, and it was a huge success, and they made several more movies, including "Rose-Marie" and "Maytime". Toward the end of his career, he performed in nightclubs and on the radio. His most famous movies were the ones he made with Jeanette MacDonald, but he appeared in several other movies, including the 1943 version of "Phantom of the Opera". He demonstrated his great singing ability in 1940's "New Moon", especially with his rendition of "Stout-Hearted Men"! He passed away in 1967, at the age of 65.
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