Jeanette MacDonald

Birth Name: Jeannette Anna McDonald

Date of Birth: June 18, 1903

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: January 14, 1965

Place of Death: Houston, Texas, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish

Jeanette MacDonald was an American singer and actress. She was a major star in the 1930s and 1940s, headlining The Love Parade, Love Me Tonight, The Merry Widow, One Hour With You, San Francisco, Naughty Marietta, and Maytime. She often appeared with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy.

Jeanette was the daughter of Anna May/Mae (Wright) and Daniel MacDonald, who was a factory foreman and salesman for a contracting company. Her sister was actress Blossom Rock (born Edith Marie Blossom McDonald). Jeanette was married to actor Gene Raymond, until her death.

Jeanette’s paternal grandfather was named Charles McDonald. Charles was born in Pennsylvania, and was an actor and opera singer.

Jeanette’s paternal grandmother was named Jeanette Johnson. Jeanette was Scottish.

Jeanette’s maternal grandfather was William Blythe Wright (the son of Charles Blythe Wright and Rebecca Donahue). William was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Anthony Wright and Mary Blythe.

Jeanette’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Ann Hetherington. Mary Ann was born in Pennsylvania.

Sources: Genealogy of Jeanette MacDonald (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jeanette MacDonald (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Jeanette MacDonald on the 1910 U.S. Census –


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