Albert Gordon MacRae ( 12 of March of 1921 - 24 of January of 1986 ) was an actor and singing American, met mainly by its musical film activities of the decade of 1950.

Biography

Been born in East Orange, New Jersey, MacRae graduated in the Deerfield Academy in 1940 and served like copilot in Air Force as the Army as the United States during World War II . The decade of 1940 made debut in half-full Broadway, obtaining shortly after its first contract to make recordings. Many of their successes were recorded next to Jo Stafford . He was in 1948 when it acted in his first film, The Big Punch, a drama not-musical comedy on Boxing . Soon Doris Day began an association in screen with the actress, with which it acted in several films. In 1953 worked next to Kathryn Grayson in the third film version of The Desert Song. After it Richard Rodgers participated in two important musical films of and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! (1955) and Carousel (1956), both with Shirley Jones . At this moment Alcoholism interfered in its race and rolled less musical titles, although MacRae frequently acted in Television, and finally it surpassed his addiction. Also he made theater tours summery and he acted in clubs. In 1967 in the original version in Broadway of the musical comedy replaced to Robert Preston I Do! I Do!, working next to Carol Lawrence, which played the role replacing Mary Martin .

Sheila MacRae married in 1941 with the actress, of which it divorced in 1967. That same year the marriage married with Elizabeth Lamberti Schrafft, lasting until the death of him. Between its children they appear the actresses Heather MacRae and Meredith MacRae .

MacRae was considered by some better actor than the majority of cinematographic musical stars, and of occasional way it interpreted papers not-musical comedies, especially in its last years. In the decade of 1970, for example, interpreted to an assassin in the popular televising series McCloud and, taking advantage of its experience like alcoholic, had a paper of distribution in the film of 1979 The Pilot, interpreted by Cliff Robertson in the paper of an alcoholic pilot. This one was its last film.

It continued recording and acting until the end of his life almost. in its address of passed away because of Cancer of mouth Lincoln (Nebraska) to the 64 years of age.

Filmografía

  • The Big Punch ( 1948 )
  • for Look the Silver Lining ( 1949 )
  • Backfire ( 1950 )
  • The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady ( 1950 )
  • Return of the Frontiersman ( 1950 )
  • for Tea Two ( 1950 )
  • The West Point Story ( 1950 )
  • On Moonlight Bay ( 1951 )
  • Starlift ( 1951 ) (Cameo)
  • About Phase ( 1952 )
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon ( 1953 )
  • The Desert Song ( 1953 )
  • Three Sailors and to Girl ( 1953 )
  • Oklahoma! ( 1955 )
  • Carousel ( 1956 )
  • The Best Things in Life Are Free ( 1956 )
  • Zero to Sixty ( 1978 )
  • The Pilot ( 1980 )
Short:
  • The Screen Director ( 1951 )
  • Screen Snapshots: Fun in the Sun ( 1952 )
  • Joe McDoakes ( 1953 )

Recordings

Alone

  • " Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue"
  • " It's Magic" (the greater success of Doris Day, also sung by Tony Martin )
  • " Rambling Rose"

Next to Jo Stafford

  • " “To” - You're Adorable" (the most well-known version is of Perry Like )
  • " Dearie"
  • " My Darling, My Darling"
  • " Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart"
  • " Whispering Hope"
  • " Echoes"

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