Folks who remember the brilliant baritone, Nelson Eddy, probably remember him in the 1936 MGM film “Rose Marie,” co-starring with Jeanette MacDonald, standing in his brilliant Canadian Mounted Police uniform, holding the bridle of his horse and singing "Indian love call."
But, he was not a Canadian. Eddy was one of Providence Rhode Island's favorite sons, born there on June 29, 1901.
He began singing as a youth, and, in his 40-year career, he was a star of the stage, screen, radio and the world of opera.
He died March 6, 1967, while performing at the Sans Souci Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.
He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, next to his mother and his wife.