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Douglas McPhail (1914–1944)

Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The studio signed him on at nineteen as the back-up for ... See full bio »

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Known For

Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms Don Brice
Little Nellie Kelly
Little Nellie Kelly Dennis Fogarty
Born to Sing
Born to Sing Murray Saunders
Sweethearts Harvey


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 1942 Born to Sing
Murray Saunders
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Dennis Fogarty
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Masked Singer (uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms
Don Brice
 1939 Honolulu
Bing Crosby Impersonator (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 The Toy Wife
Leon - the Second Brother (uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack
Joey - Patient (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Pilot Singing in Cafe (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Gangster
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance
Solo Bit in 'Entrance of Lucy James' Number (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Tenor in 'La Traviata' (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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He and then wife Betty Jaynes were taken on by MGM as back-ups to Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Glossy operettas were losing their staying power on film, however, and neither became stars as a result. Douglas took it particularly hard. He and Betty later divorced and he subsequently took his own life. See more »

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