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Name: Nelson Ackerman Eddy                                                             
Born: 29 June 1901 Providence, Rhode Island                                           
Died: 6 March 1967 Sans Souci Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida                               
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrage                                                     
Burial place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery                                               
Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967) was an American singer who       
appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and       
on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. Although he was a         
classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which       
he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald.                                         
During his 40-year career, he earned three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one   
each for film, recording, and radio), left his footprints in the wet cement at         
Grauman's Chinese Theater, earned three Gold Records, and was invited to sing at       
the third inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He also                 
introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of         
them to pursue a musical career.