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Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae Gordon MacRae was born on March 12, 1921. He was an American actor and singer.

Biography and Career

Gordon MacRae was born on March 12, 1921. He was an American actor and singer who are best known for his appearances in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, Oklahoma! And Carousel.

He was born in East Orange, New Jersey, MacRae graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1940 and served as a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Prior to this, he attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY.

He made his Broadway debut in the mid-1940s, acquiring his first recording contract soon afterwards. Many of his hit recordings were made with Jo Stafford. It was in 1948 that he appeared in his first film, The Big Punch, a non-musical boxing drama. He soon began an on-screen partnership with Doris Day and appeared with her in several films.

In 1952, he starred with Day in By the Light of the Silvery Moon, the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Then in 1953, he starred opposite Kathryn Grayson in the third film version of The Desert Song. This was followed by starring appearances in two major films of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, Oklahoma! And Carousel, both opposite Shirley Jones.

On radio, he was the host and lead actor on The Railroad Hour, a one-hour anthology made up of condensed versions of hit Broadway musicals.

He appeared frequently on television on programs like The Ed Sullivan Show and The Bell Telephone Hour. In the late 1960s he co-hosted for a week on The Mike Douglas Show. He also toured in summer stock and appeared in nightclubs.

He was married to Sheila MacRae from 1941 until 1967, and was the father of Heather MacRae and the late Meredith MacRae.After the filming of Carousel, alcoholism interfered with his career.

Also, fewer movie musicals with a demand for his type of singing voice were made. MacRae later overcame his addiction. He married Elizabeth Lamberti Schrafft on September, 1967 and they remained married until his death.

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Birth Name: Albert Gordon MacRae
Birth: March 12, 1921

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We like him because of his acting and singing.

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He is famous because of his great talents of acting and singing.

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1921 births
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Gordon MacRae Movies

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Return of the Frontiersman
Tea for Two
The West Point Story
On Moonlight Bay
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The Screen Director
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About Face
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Screen Snapshots: Fun in the Sun
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Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on the Ball
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
So You Want a Television Set
The Desert Song
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Three Sailors and a Girl
Gordon MacRae Filmography

Gordon MacRae Videos
OKLAHOMA "People Will Say We're In Love" with lyrics


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Category: Actors  - ( Actors Archive)

Date Added: 21 March '11

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