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Nelson Eddy (Nelson Ackerman Eddy)

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Biography

Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and performed in amateur musicals. Dr. Edouard Lippe coached him and loaned him the money to study in Dresden and Paris. He gave his first concert recital in 1928 in Philadelphia. In 1933 he did 18 encores for an audience that included an assistant to MGM studio chief Louis B. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Dancing Lady 1933

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Character: Warrington

Naughty Marietta 1935

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Character: Sergeant Bruce

Rose-Marie 1936

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Character: Dick Thorpe

Rosalie 1937

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Character: Ramirez / Lieutenant Johnson

The Girl of the Golden West 1938

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Character: Ernest Lane

Sweethearts 1938

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Character: Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda

Balalaika 1939

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Character: Carl Linden

Bitter Sweet 1940

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Character: Himself

The Miracle of Sound 1940

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Character: Karl Lang

The Chocolate Soldier 1941

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Character: Count Palaffi

I Married an Angel 1942

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Character: Anatole Garron

Phantom of the Opera 1943

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Character: Brom Broeck

Knickerbocker Holiday 1944

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Character: Narrator / Willie / Whitey / Tetti-Tatti / Sailors / Newsman / Men / Workman / Cabbie / Cop / Scientists / Woman / Cat / Opera Singers / Chorus

Make Mine Music 1946

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Character: Narrator / voices

Willie the Operatic Whale 1946

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Character: Clip from 1936 version of 'Rose Marie'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Himself - Singer

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself

The Lux Show 1957

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