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May 6, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gene Raymond, the suave, good-looking blond actor who ranged from Broadway to Hollywood to radio and television but was perhaps best known for his storybook marriage to singing star Jeanette MacDonald, has died. He was 89. Raymond, romantic leading man in several films of the 1930s and 1940s, died Sunday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of pneumonia, his publicist said.
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January 31, 1999 | EMILY WORTIS LEIDER, Emily Wortis Leider is the author of "Becoming Mae West" and is working on a biography of Rudolph Valentino
In the blighted year of 1929, Broadway musical star Jeanette MacDonald, "That Girl with the Red-gold Hair and the Sea-green Eyes," made a screen test for Fox Film Corp. Her co-star for the test was Archie Leach, a member of the company performing "Boom-Boom," the Shubert production in which MacDonald was appearing. The studio flunked both players, explaining, "We feel neither of these people has a screen personality." So much for Fox's prescience.
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May 6, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gene Raymond, the suave, good-looking blond actor who ranged from Broadway to Hollywood to radio and television but was perhaps best known for his storybook marriage to singing star Jeanette MacDonald, has died. He was 89. Raymond, romantic leading man in several films of the 1930s and 1940s, died Sunday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of pneumonia, his publicist said.
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January 31, 1999 | EMILY WORTIS LEIDER, Emily Wortis Leider is the author of "Becoming Mae West" and is working on a biography of Rudolph Valentino
In the blighted year of 1929, Broadway musical star Jeanette MacDonald, "That Girl with the Red-gold Hair and the Sea-green Eyes," made a screen test for Fox Film Corp. Her co-star for the test was Archie Leach, a member of the company performing "Boom-Boom," the Shubert production in which MacDonald was appearing. The studio flunked both players, explaining, "We feel neither of these people has a screen personality." So much for Fox's prescience.
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March 1, 1995 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two facts conspired to land Mark Fletcher at the Sportsman's Lodge not long ago: Fact No. 1 was that he loves old movies. Fact No. 2 was that his car broke down just minutes in time and space from the meeting place of the Mac/Eddy International Fan Club, keeper of the flame for America's erstwhile singing sweethearts, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Never mind that Fletcher is a mere 37, nowheresville on the Mac/Eddy timeline.
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February 2, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Millions of people are still devoted to entertainers such as Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean because of their charismatic lifestyles and untimely deaths. But the real film phenomenon is the continued devotion of fans all over America to Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, the singing co-stars who reigned in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s.
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September 6, 1992
For a biography of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, I would like to hear from any friends, relatives, co-workers, or confidants, with any anecdotes, photos, letters, etc. SHARON RICH, 101 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666
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September 15, 1985
For a book/film project, I need to speak with anyone who worked on the MGM musical, "Sweethearts," or anyone with information about a Mexican marriage between Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Please write me or leave a phone message at (213) 664-2456. SHARON RICH P.O. Box 1915 Burbank, Calif. 91507
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March 1, 1995 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two facts conspired to land Mark Fletcher at the Sportsman's Lodge not long ago: Fact No. 1 was that he loves old movies. Fact No. 2 was that his car broke down just minutes in time and space from the meeting place of the Mac/Eddy International Fan Club, keeper of the flame for America's erstwhile singing sweethearts, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Never mind that Fletcher is a mere 37, nowheresville on the Mac/Eddy timeline.
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February 2, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Millions of people are still devoted to entertainers such as Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean because of their charismatic lifestyles and untimely deaths. But the real film phenomenon is the continued devotion of fans all over America to Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, the singing co-stars who reigned in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1986
Film director Rouben Mamoulian will receive the annual Jean Renoir Humanitarian Award presented by the Los Angeles Film Teachers Assn. at a dinner dance Friday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Mamoulian has had a lengthy career in staging opera and musical theater as well as his involvement in films. He directed such features as "Love Me Tonight," starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, "The Mark of Zorro" with Tyrone Power and "Silk Stockings" with Fred Astaire.
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January 9, 1988
Wah Nese Red Rock, 74, an actress, singer and Indian rights activist who sang at the White House at two presidential inaugurations--in 1945 for Franklin D. Roosevelt and in 1949 for Harry S. Truman. Truman also asked her to sing at the dedication ceremony for Everglades National Park in 1947. Miss Red Rock sang professionally throughout the world and was a member of the St. Louis Opera Company and the San Francisco Light Opera Company.
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