June 29, 1901 ~ March 6, 1967 Nelson Eddy
Gruff on screen, and apparently even more so in the bedroom, Nelson Eddy could boast a temper, as well as unbridled passion when it came to things he wanted. Namely- things like Jeanette Macdonald. Quite sure she belonged to him, he spent a good deal of time trying to prove it to Jeanette. While his on screen life couldn’t hold a candle to his real one, we’ll attempt to keep our minds out of the gutter as we honor his Classic Hollywood roles. We find him the soldier in Maytime, falling for songbird, and runaway princess, Jeanette. Playing overbearing to her stubborn as heck attitude is a trait we found in most EddyMac films. If they weren’t so madly in love we’d probably get sick of it, but we don’t. It isn’t in fact that we see Jeanette without Nelson, and opposite a holier-than-thou Clark Gable in San Francisco that we understand how much we require genuine chemistry in our love stories. We salute you Nelson Eddy, for all that crazy love and passion you brought to the screen. Happy Birthday.