Birth Date: March 12, 1921
Birth Place: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Also Credited as: Gordon and Sheila MacRae
Date of Death: January 24, 1986 / Age: 64
Location of Death: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Cause of Death: cancer of the mouth and jaw
Biography: Albert Gordon MacRae (born 12 March 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, – died 24 January 1986 in Lincoln, Nebraska) was an American actor and singer, best known for his appearances in musical films of the 1950s.
MacRae made his Broadway debut in the mid-1940s, acquiring his first recording contract soon afterwards. It was in 1948 that he appeared in his first film, The Big Punch. He soon began an on-screen partnership with Doris Day. This was followed by starring appearances in two major films of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, opposite Shirley Jones. At this point, alcoholism interfered with his career. However, he continued to record and act almost until the end of his life. He died of cancer of the mouth and jaw at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.