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Also Known As: Died: January 14, 1965
Born: June 18, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack following abdominal adhesions
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Made first stage appearance (unexpectedly) at age 3; recited "Old Mother Hubbard"
1921:
Broadway debut as chorus girl in "The Night Boat"
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Appeared in a number of Broadway musicals during the 1920s, including "The Magic Ring", "Yes, Yes, Yvette", "Tip Toes", "Boom Boom", "Bubbling Over", "Sunny Days", and "Angela"
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Reportedly seen by Paramount film star Richard Dix, who asked the studio to give her a screen test
1928:
Made unsuccessful Paramount screen test
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Signed contract with Paramount after Ernst Lubitsch saw the screen test
1929:
Made film debut opposite Maurice Chevalier in Lubitsch's "The Love Parade"
1931:
Journeyed to Europe to give concerts in Paris and London to dispel rumor that she had been killed by the irate wife of a prince with whom MacDonald was supposedly having an affair and that her "twin sister" had taken over her screen career
1932:
Made last film at Paramount, "Love Me Tonight", opposite Chevalier
1932:
Set sail for Europe in December to give more extended concert tour
1933:
Signed contract with MGM
1934:
Last of 4 films opposite Chevalier, Lubitsch's "The Merry Widow"
1935:
First film opposite Nelson Eddy, "Naughty Marietta"
1936:
Appeared in most successful MGM film sans Eddy, "San Francisco"; that same year MacDonald made motion pictures exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 8th
1941:
Starred in "Smilin' Through" opposite her husband, Gene Raymond
1942:
Last of 8 films opposite Eddy, "I Married an Angel"
1942:
Final film under MGM contract, "Cairo"
1943:
Made opera debut in Montreal in "Romeo and Juliet" opposite Ezio Pinza
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Appeared mostly in concert tours, opera and on radio during 1940s; also kept busy with war benefits and charity performances
1945:
Set a concert attendance record at the Hollywood Bowl
1948:
Returned to film after four-year absence in "Three Daring Daughters"
1949:
Last film appearance, opposite Claude Jarman Jr. and Lassie, in "The Sun Comes Up"
1959:
Collapsed while watching husband Gene Raymond performing in a play; rushed to hospital with appendicitis; later developed hepatitis
1963:
Had arterial transplant performed

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