Nanette Fabray

Actor, Singer, Vaudevillian
A performer since age three, the effervescent Nanette Fabray has managed to keep her career moving not only because of her ample talent, but also due to her ability to move easily from screen to stage with ease. She ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1920 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

One Day at a Time Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie Albert: A Passion For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

Coach 1966 - 1967, 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

One Day At A Time 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Amy 1980 (Movie)

Malvina (Actor)

High Rollers 1973 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

Alice Finely (Actor)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt and the Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

I've Got a Secret 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

George M! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 (Movie)

Sadie (Actor)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caesar's Hour 1954 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

Lily Marton (Actor)

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin's America (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Carpet (TV Show)

Actor

The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A performer since age three, the effervescent Nanette Fabray has managed to keep her career moving not only because of her ample talent, but also due to her ability to move easily from screen to stage with ease. She went from adorable performing child to lightly boiled dames to the kind of girls guys like to talk to as friends to a sweet "everyone's aunt" kind of woman to caring, though slightly overbearing mothers. Amazingly, Fabray has also managed to continue singing as well as acting, although for at least half her life she has been hearing-impaired and wears hearing aids.

Relationships

Raoul Fabares

Father

Shelley Fabares Actor

Niece
Fabray played Fabares' mother on the ABC sitcom "Coach"

Lillian Fabares

Mother

Ranald MacDougall Screenplay

Husband
Married April 24, 1957 until his death on Dec. 12, 1973

Jamie MacDougall

Son
Father, Ranald MacDougall

David Tebet Assistant

Husband
Married Oct. 26, 1947 Divorced July 21, 1951

EDUCATION

The Juilliard Conservatory of Music

New York, New York
Studied with Arthur Rodzinski

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California

Max Reinhardt School of the Theatre

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2003

Featured in the documentary "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There"

1994

Cast in the comedy "Teresa's Tattoo"

1990

Played the mother of her real-life niece Shelley Fabares' character on "Coach" (ABC)

1987

Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild

1987

Co-starred in the comedy feature "Personal Exemptions"

1979

Played mother to Bonnie Franklin on "One Day at a Time" (CBS)

1978

Played Barbara Eden's sidekick in feature "Harper Valley PTA"

1972

Landed recurring role as Mary Tyler Moore's mother on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS)

1966

Made TV-movie debut in "Fame Is the Name of the Game" (NBC)

1961

Starred in first sitcom, "The Westinghouse Playhouse Starring Nanette Fabray and Wendell Corey" (NBC)

1960

Received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1954

Won three Emmy Awards for her work on the series "Caesar's Hour" (NBC)

1953

Starred in the feature "The Band Wagon"; best remembered for the "Triplets" number with Fred Astaire and Jack Buchanan

1949

Made TV debut on NBC's "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre"

1940

Starred on Broadway in "Let's Face It"

1940

Made Broadway debut in "Meet The People"

1939

Had first adult role in feature films in "Elizabeth and Essex"

1927

Made film acting debut in "Our Gang" comedy shorts

1926

Worked in vaudeville with Ben Turpin

1923

Made first profesional appearance in vaudeville as 'Baby Nanette'

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