Shelley Fabares

Actor, Singer
Pretty, girlish, light leading lady who has enjoyed a remarkably lengthy career in mostly trivial TV fare since the mid-1950s. Beginning in early adolescence in films and TV, Fabares first gained real attention with her ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1944 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

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

Actor

Connie Francis: Sweetheart of Song 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Donna Reed 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982, 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1978 - 1982, 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superman 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Donna Reed: I'll Take the Moon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1988 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Whole New Ballgame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-New Before They Were Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tube Test 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Love or Money 1990 (Movie)

Lu Ann Reed (Actor)

Hot Pursuit 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Canterville Ghost 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Suburban Beat 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

His and Hers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Hello, Larry 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Highcliffe Manor 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Sky Hei$t 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little People 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Brian's Song 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Two For the Money 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

U.M.C. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Clambake 1967 (Movie)

Dianne Carter (Actor)

Spinout 1966 (Movie)

Cynthia Foxhugh (Actor)

The Donna Reed Show 1958 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Girl Happy 1965 (Movie)

Valerie (Actor)

Mr. Novak 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Ride the Wild Surf 1963 (Movie)

Brie Matthews (Actor)

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Seth's Girlfriend (Actor)

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Love 1958 (Movie)

Twinkie Daley (Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1956 (Movie)

Suzy Carrington (Actor)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Nightmare Come True (TV Show)

Actor

Class Cruise (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Relations (TV Show)

Actor

Donovan's Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasure Cove (TV Show)

Actor

Run Till You Fall (TV Show)

Actor

The Canterville Ghost (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Mom Swap (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (12)

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Producer

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Producer

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Producer

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Producer

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Producer

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Producer

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Producer

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Producer

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Producer

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Producer

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Producer

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Pretty, girlish, light leading lady who has enjoyed a remarkably lengthy career in mostly trivial TV fare since the mid-1950s. Beginning in early adolescence in films and TV, Fabares first gained real attention with her role as Mary Stone, perfect daughter to the perfect mom, on the sitcom ode to the 50s nuclear family, "The Donna Reed Show" (ABC, 1958-63). She also enjoyed a hit on the pop music charts at this time, the schmaltzy but fondly remembered Number 1 smash, "Johnny Angel."

Relationships

Smokey Echols

Sister

Lou Adler Song

Husband

Elsa Fabares

Mother
had Alzheimer's disease died September 28, 1992 in Los Angeles at age 81

Nanette Fabray Actor

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

Nanette Fabray

Aunt
born 1920 acted in the musical film "The Band Wagon" (1953) and has done much TV work, including working with Fabares on "One Day at a Time"

Mike Farrell Actor

Husband

Milestones

1987

Returned to feature films after nearly two decades to appear in "Hot Pursuit"

1981

Joined the cast of "One Day at a Time" after it had been on the air for several seasons; played the semi-regular role of Francine Webster which she had originated in the late 1970s

1966

Played the leading role of Esther Smith in a TV adaptation of the classic film musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis"

1958

Played Corey on the TV comedy series, "Annette", starring Annette Funicello

1955

First notable feature film roles, in "The Girl Rush" and "Never Say Goodbye"

1954

Played Trudy, a small supporting role, on the syndicated series "Annie Oakley"

Played Christine Armstrong on the popular ABC sitcom, "Coach"

Played the role of Twinkie Daley in the feature film "Rock, Pretty Baby" (1956) and its sequel, "Summer Love" (1958)

Portrayed Dr. Anne Jamison on the comedy series, "Little People" (a.k.a. "The Brian Keith Show")

Was Mary Stone on the long-running sitcom, "The Donna Reed Show"

Appeared in the recurring role of Mary McConnell, sister to Mindy, on ABC's "Mork and Mindy"

Played Jenny Bedford on the NBC sitcom, "The Practice"

Bonus Trivia

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Fabares underwent a liver transplant in October 2000.

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