Michele Lee

Actor, Singer, Director
Perky brunette stage and TV actor, whose career began in her late teens, Lee made her Broadway debut in David Merrick's "Vintage '60" (1960) at age 18 and went on to plum roles in such long-running hits as "How to ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (93)

Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Vivian Feffer (Actor)

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-De-Sac 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing 1979 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing Block Party 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Nitecap 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Neil Simon's Broadway Bound 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Party For Joan Collins 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifetime Salutes Mom 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Letter to Three Wives 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1983 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Christmas in New York 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic of David Copperfield 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bonnie and the Franklins 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Nutcracker Fantasy 1978 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Dark Victory 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Over and Out 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Rickles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Lights, Camera, Monty! 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Summer of '74 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Confessions of Dick Van Dyke 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glen Campbell Special: The Musical West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Michele Lee Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ed Sullivan's Broadway 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Make Mine Red, White, and Blue 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Singles 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Nine Months Are the Hardest 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Roberta 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

Mary Gibson (Actor)

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

Carole Bennett (Actor)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 (Movie)

Rosemary Pilkington (Actor)

A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Smith and Jones (TV Show)

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Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Bud and Lou (TV Show)

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Color Me Perfect (TV Show)

Actor

My Son Johnny (TV Show)

Actor

Of Thee I Sing (TV Show)

Actor

Only With Married Men (TV Show)

Actor

Single Women, Married Men (TV Show)

Actor

The Fatal Image (TV Show)

Actor

When No One Would Listen (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Single Women, Married Men (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Perky brunette stage and TV actor, whose career began in her late teens, Lee made her Broadway debut in David Merrick's "Vintage '60" (1960) at age 18 and went on to plum roles in such long-running hits as "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1962), reprising her role in the 1967 screen version, and "Seesaw" (1973), the musical adaptation of "Two for the Seesaw", for which she received Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics Awards and a Tony nomination.

Relationships

Sylvia Helen Dusick

Mother

Jack Dusick

Father

James Farentino Actor

Husband
Married on Feb. 20, 1966 Divorced on June 22, 1983 Co-starred in the CBS movie "When No One Would Listen" (1992)

James Farentino

Husband
married on February 20, 1966 divorced in 1983

David Farentino

Son

Fred Rappoport

Husband
married on September 27, 1987

EDUCATION

studied acting with Jeff Corey

Milestones

2000

Returned to the New York stage in production of "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife"; show originated Off-Broadway and then moved to Broadway in fall

1998

Played title role in the USA Network biopic "Sandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story"; also executive produced

1998

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (November 19)

1996

Directed, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in "Color Me Perfect", a Lifetime TV-movie

1990

TV directing debut, "Knots Landing" episode

1979

TV series debut, regular role of Karen MacKenzie on "Knots Landing" (CBS)

1973

Replaced Lanie Kazan in Broadway musical "Seesaw"

1967

Film debut reprising stage role in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1963

Made TV debut on "The Danny Kaye Show"

1962

Originated role of Rosemary in stage musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1960

Broadway debut, David Merrick's "Vintage '60"

1960

Stage debut, Los Angeles production of David Merrick's "Vintage '60"

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