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The most widely popular singer of classical songs in the U.S. is grey-haired, beaming, 195-lb. Nelson Eddy. The 43-year-old baritone is one of the three most popular singers, in any league.* Last week he was well away in a new show as master of ceremonies and star of The Electric Hour (CBS, Wed., 10:30 p.m. E.W.T.). His job: to make listeners feel happy about the 160 electric-light & power companies which sponsor him. His method: songs and banter.

The devotion of Nelson Eddy's millions of fans is so fanatical that his fan...

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