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Overview for Jeanette MacDonald
Jeanette MacDonald

Jeanette MacDonald


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The Cat And... After Love Me Tonight, Jeanette MacDonald left for Europe... and returned with... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

The Merry... Jeanette MacDonald is Sonia, a bubbly widow who owns 52% of every cow and cow... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

The Sun Comes... Fondly remembered for the series of film operettas in which she starred opposite... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Cairo ... When in Rome do as the Romans do. But when in World War II era Cairo do as the... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Three Daring... When a divorcee returns from a Caribbean cruise her three bright-eyed girls have... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

The Girl Of... Cowpokes from all around agree. Ain't nobody like Mary the tomboy they call the... more info $15.96was $19.99 Buy Now

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 ...


A number of sources gives MacDonald's year of birth as 1901 or 1902; MGM press releases and even MacDonald's tombstone give the year 1907.

Billed as 'the girl with the red-gold hair and sea-green eyes' on Broadway, and sometimes known for her strong will as the 'Iron Butterfly' in Hollywood circles

"Whether MacDonald starred with Maurice Chevalier or Nelson Eddy, she generally played a rich, spoiled, and sophisticated woman who eventually came to her senses and fell in love with the poor but charmingly sincere hero. It was a formula that worked because MacDonald, with her soprano voice and high-toned style, played female aristocrats convincingly." --Scott Siegel and Barbara Siegel ("The Encyclopedia of Hollywood", 1990)

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