Nelson Eddy: His Career in Music
Nelson Eddy. The tall, handsome baritone that sang his way into the hearts of millions during the 1930s and 1940s has lost none of the charm that brought him to stardom. Thanks to film and records, we can still enjoy his beautiful voice.
Though he is generally remembered for his work in films, Nelson Eddy had a successful career in Opera before venturing to Hollywood. He had already spent years traveling throughout the country on extensive Concert Tours and performed on various radio programs (including the Chase and Sanborn Hour with Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy). After his Hollywood years, he again toured the country in a nightclub act that would become one of the most successful of its time.
Nelson Eddy sang and recorded many types of music. Although he is often remembered for Operetta classics, such as Stout-Hearted Men and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, he sang everything from Grand Opera and Stephen Foster to what became known as his radio theme song, Shortnin' Bread.