Christie MacDonald (February 28, 1875– July 25, 1962) was a Canadian-American actress and opera singer. She was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia. and was the daughter of John MacClean MacDonald, a shipbuilder, mariner and inn-keeper in the coastal town of Pictou and Jessie (née MacKenzie).She began in theatre in 1893 in New York when she was cast in Francis Wilson's popular play Erminie. She was thereafter successful in the operetta brand of musical theater. She was the star or co-star of The Belle of Mayfair (1906) co-starring Valeska Suratt, Miss Hook of Holland(1908) with Bertram Wallis and The Mikado (1910) with Fritzi Scheff. In 1910 she starred in one of her best known musicals The Spring Maid by Victor Herbert. In 1913 she popularised Herbert's Sweethearts. MacDonald made several gramophone records before retiring in 1920. She was married first to William W. Jefferson, a son of the famous actor Joseph Jefferson, in 1901 and ended in divorce several years thereafter. In 1903, Miss MacDonald conceived a child with prominent theatrical promoter and New York State Senator, Timothy Sullivan who was soon placed in the New York Foundling Hospital. Miss MacDonald did not make any stage appearances until 1904. In 1911, Miss MacDonald married Henry L. Gillespie, the scion of a wealthy Pittsburgh contracting family and had one daughter, Christie. As of 1950 MacDonald was living with her daughter and grandchildren in Westport, Connecticut. Christie MacDonald died in Fairfield, Connecticut on July 25, 1962.