MacDonald, Jeanette

MacDonald, Jeanette

(1907–65) soprano; born in Philadelphia. Five years after her 1920 debut in a Broadway chorus, she began appearing in films. Although she occasionally sang opera, she was best known for roles opposite Nelson Eddy in film operettas such as Naughty Marietta (1935) and Rose Marie (1936).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.