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She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to film-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers. She had Scottish, English, and Dutch ancestry. She took singing lessons with Wassili Leps  and landed a job in the chorus of Ned Wayburn's The Demi-Tasse Revuea musical entertainment presented between films at the Capitol Theatre on Broadway.
Inshe appeared in two musicals, Jerome Kern 's Night Boat as a chorus replacement, and Irene on the road as the second female lead; future film star Irene Dunne played the title role during part of the tour,  and Helen Shipman played the title role during the other part of the tour. The following year,found MacDonald still in a second female lead in Bubblin' Overa musical version of Brewster's Millions.
Frazee's No, No, Nanettethe show toured extensively, but failed to please the critics when it arrived on Broadway. MacDonald also played the lead in her next two plays: Sunny Days  in for her first show for the producers Lee and J. Shubert, for which she received rave reviews, and Angela which the critics panned.
Her last play was Boom Boom inwith her name above the title; the cast included young Archie Leach, who would later become Cary Grant. While MacDonald was appearing in Angela film star Richard Dix spotted her and had her screen-tested for his film Nothing but the Truth.
In the first rush of sound films, during andMacDonald starred in six films, the first four for Paramount Studios. Her first, The Love Paradedirected by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Maurice Chevalierwas a landmark of early sound films and received a Best Picture nomination. Paramount on Parade was a Paramount all-star revue, similar to other mammoth sound revues produced by major studios to introduce their formerly silent stars to the public.
MacDonald's footage singing a duet of "Come Back to Sorrento" with Nino Martini was cut from the release print due to copyright reasons with Universal Studios, which had recently gained the copyright of the song for an upcoming movie, King of Jazz. MacDonald introduced " Beyond the Blue Horizon ", which she recorded three times during her career, including performing it for the Hollywood Victory Committee film Follow the Boys.
Despite music by Rudolf Frimlthe film was not successful. InDon't Bet on Women was a nonmusical drawing-room comedy in which a playboy Edmund Lowe bets his happily-married friend, Roland Young that he can seduce his friend's wife MacDonald. Annabelle's Affairs was a farce with MacDonald as a sophisticated New York playgirl who does not recognize her own miner husband, played by Victor McLaglenwhen he turns up five years later.
Although highly praised by reviewers at the time,  only one reel of this film survives. MacDonald took a break from Hollywood in to embark on a European concert tour, performing at the Empire Theater in Paris  Mistinguett and Morris Gest were said to have been in the crowd  and at London's Dominion Theatre and was invited to dinner parties with British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and French newspaper critics.
She returned to Paramount the following year for two films with Chevalier. One Hour with You in was directed by both George Cukor and Ernst Lubitsch, and simultaneously filmed in French with the same stars, but a French supporting cast. Rouben Mamoulian directed Love Me Tonightconsidered by many film critics and writers to be the perfect film musical.
The plot about unmarried lovers shacking Elogio A Morente - Argentina - La Vida Del Artista just barely slipped through the new Production Code guidelines that took effect July 1, The film was highly regarded by critics and operetta lovers in major U.
Naughty Mariettadirected by W. Victor Herbert 's score, with songs like "Ah! MacDonald earned gold records for "Ah! In Rose-MarieMacDonald played a haughty opera diva who learns her young brother pre-famed James Stewart has killed a Mountie and is hiding in the northern woods; Eddy is the Mountie sent to capture him.
Eddy's definitive portrayal of the steadfast Mountie became a popular icon. San Francisco was also directed by W. Van Dyke. After Thalberg's untimely death in September, the production was shut down and the half-finished film was scrapped. The 'second' Maytimewas the top-grossing film worldwide of the year and is regarded as one of the best film musicals of the s.
Rudolf Friml's stage score was borrowed and a Cho Cho Fire - Various - Think Global: Native America song, "The Donkey Serenade", added, adapted from Friml's "Chanson" piano piece. Mayer had promised MacDonald the studio's first Technicolor feature and he delivered with Sweetheartsco-starring Eddy.
In contrast Sun Ra* - Space Is The Place the previous film, the co-stars were relaxed onscreen and singing frequently together. The film integrated Victor Herbert 's stage score into a modern backstage story scripted by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell.
Only Eddy starred, whereas MacDonald and Lew Ayres co-starred in Broadway Serenade as a contemporary musical couple who clash when her career flourishes while his flounders. MacDonald's performance was subdued and choreographer Busby Berkeleyjust hired away from Warner Bros. Months later she summoned her manager, Bob Ritchie, from London to help her renegotiate.
After initially insisting that she wanted to film Smilin' Through with James Stewart  and Robert Taylor MacDonald finally relented and agreed to film New Moon with Eddy, which proved to be one of MacDonald's more popular films.
Its theme of reunion with deceased loved ones was enormously popular after the devastation of World War I, and MGM reasoned that it should resonate with filmgoers during World War II, but it failed to make a profit. The script by Anita Loos suffered Rose Marie - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy censorship cuts during filming that made the result less successful.
It was the final film Piligrin Snin Vèn Da Ruma - Le Groupe Almanacco Popolare* - Chants Populaires Italiens by the team of MacDonald and Eddy.
After a falling-out with Mayer, Eddy bought his MGM contract with one film left to make and went to Universal, where he signed a million-dollar, two-picture deal.
Of those four stars, MacDonald was the only one whom Mr. Mayer would rehire. After opening the Metropolitan Opera 's membership campaign,  MacDonald appeared as herself in Follow the Boysan all-star extravaganza about Hollywood stars entertaining the troops.
The more than 40 guest stars included Marlene DietrichW. FieldsSophie Tuckerand Orson Welles. Todd, and Elinor Donahue keep trying to get her back with her ex, but she has secretly remarried.
MacDonald played a widow who has lost her son, but warms to orphan Claude Jarman Jr. She frequently attempted a comeback movie, even financing and paying a screenwriter.
Once In Royal Davids City - The Cookham Consort - Christmas Carols From An English Village of the possible film reunions with Nelson Eddy was to be made in England, but Eddy pulled out when he learned MacDonald was investing her own funds.
Eddy preferred to publicly blame the proposed project as mediocre when in fact MacDonald was uninsurable due to her heart condition. A reunion with Maurice Chevalier was also considered. An annual poll of film exhibitors listed MacDonald as one of the top box-office draws of and many of her films were among the top moneymakers of the years they were released. While this pleased her fans, the show closed before reaching Broadway.
In the s, talks with respect to a Broadway return occurred. In the s, MacDonald was approached about starring on Broadway in a musical version of Sunset Boulevard.
MacDonald also made a few nightclub appearances. Starting in and continuing through the s, MacDonald did regular concert tours between films. Her first European tour was inwhere she sang in both France and England. MacDonald performed at the Mayo Civic Auditorium in Rochester, Minnesota on April 19,to open that venue before an audience.
She sang several times at the Hollywood Bowl  and Carnegie Hall. Ronald Reaganshe was singing for a large group of men in San Francisco who were due to ship out to Rose Marie - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy fierce fighting in the South Pacific. She closed with " The Battle Hymn of the Republic ", and 20, voices spontaneously joined in.
Rooseveltwho considered MacDonald and Eddy two of his favorite film stars, awarded her a medal. Unlike Nelson Eddy, who came from opera to film, MacDonald in the s yearned to reinvent herself in opera. She began training for this goal with Lotte Lehmannone of the leading opera stars of the early 20th century. I had the surprise of my life.
There couldn't have been a more diligent, a more serious, a more pliable person than Jeanette. The lessons which I had started with Rose Marie - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy kind of suspicious curiosity, turned out to be sheer delight for me. She studied Marguerite with me—and lieder. These were the ones which astounded me Rose Marie - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy. I am quite sure that Jeanette would have developed into a serious and successful lieder singer if time would have allowed it.
Claudia Cassidythe music critic of the Chicago Tribune wrote: "Her Juliet is breathtakingly beautiful to the eye and dulcet to the ear. You felt if Letzte Bestellung - K.G.B.
- Letzte Bestellung must sell his soul to the devil, at least this time he got his money's worth. MacDonald's extensive radio career may have begun on a radio broadcast of the Publix Hour. She was on the Academy Awards ceremony broadcast in However, the time demands of doing a weekly live radio show while filming, touring in concerts, and making records proved enormously difficult, and after fainting on-air during one show, she decided not to renew her radio contract with Vicks at the end of the week season.
Thereafter, she stuck to guest appearances. MacDonald appeared in condensed radio versions of many of her films on programs such as Cecil B.
Eisenhower, broadcast on both radio and TV. He was also a surprise guest when she Satellite - Various - El Real Under: Diez Años de Contracultura a war bonds program called Guest Starand they sang on other World War II victory shows together.
The majority of her radio work in the mid to late s was with Eddy. Her Hollywood Bowl concert was also broadcast over the air, in which she used Eddy's longtime accompanist, Theodore Paxson. MacDonald appeared on early TV, most frequently as a singing guest star. She sang on The Voice of Firestone on November 13, Shortly thereafter, she appeared as the mystery guest on the December 21,episode of What's My Line?
Jägerchor (Aus Der Freischütz) - Various - Akkordeon-Zauber / Ein Feuerwerk Beliebter Melodien February 2,MacDonald starred in Prima Donna a television pilot for her own series, written for her by her husband, Gene Raymond. The initial show featured guest stars Leo Durocher and Larraine Day, but it failed to find a slot.
When MacDonald was born, her father quickly doted on her. MacDonald cited the number thirteen as her lucky number. On sets, MacDonald would never lip-sync and she sang along to song playbacks during filming, which Lew Ayres discovered when he starred alongside her in Broadway Serenade and was supplied with earplugs after the volume was making him nauseous. A common issue throughout MacDonald's career was her health.
Her handwritten letter from August indicates that MacDonald, age 26, had recently suffered a heart attack.
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