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Nanette Fabray

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Fabares in San Diego) was once billed as "Baby Nanette" and working with the top headliners of the era, notably Ben Turpin, in the Los Angeles area. She also sang on radio. It was ... See full bio »

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The Hollywood Squares
The Hollywood Squares Herself - Panelist / Herself
The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon Lily Marton
Westinghouse Playhouse
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 1990-1994 Coach (TV Series)
Mildred Armstrong / Christine's Mom
- Retrospective (1994) ... Christine's Mom
- Vows (1992) ... Mildred Armstrong
- That Shouldn't Happen (1990) ... Mildred Armstrong
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Martha Mae
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
- Rose and Fern (1993) ... Fern
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Emmaline Bristow
- From the Horse's Mouth (1991) ... Emmaline Bristow
 1989 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
- Computer Mating (1989) ... Dottie
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Maggie Lewis / Harriet Gold
- Harassed (1986) ... Maggie Lewis
- Charades (1983) ... Harriet Gold
 1978-1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Shirley Simpson / Maggie O'Brian / Mitzy Monroe
 1981 Amy
 1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV Movie)
Dora Dayton
 1977 Maude (TV Series)
Katie Malloy
- Maude's Reunion (1977) ... Katie Malloy
 1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (TV Movie)
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Helen (segment "Love and the Parent's Sake") / Casey (segment "Love and the Liberated Lady Boss") / Cindy (segment "Love and the Heist") / ...
- Love and the Bowling Ball/Love and the Check/Love and the Hiccups/Love and the Liberated Lady Boss (1971) ... Casey (segment "Love and the Liberated Lady Boss")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... Cindy (segment "Love and the Heist")
- Love and the Nervous Executive/Love and the Hitchhiker/Love and the Great Catch (1970) ... Phyllis (segment "Love and the Great Catch")
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
Marion Randolph
 1972 Magic Carpet (TV Movie)
Virginia Wolfe
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
Mrs. Vale
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1969 The Happy Ending
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
Policewoman Wife
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Policewoman Wife
 1967 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
- Theater of the Deaf (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Petit Prix Affair (1967) ... Desiree
 1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV Movie)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Hannah King
- In Any Language (1965) ... Hannah King
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Rowena Coolidge / Amanda Tribble
- Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert? (1964) ... Rowena Coolidge
- Who Killed Molly? (1964) ... Amanda Tribble
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Nan McGovern / Nanette McGovern
- Nan Suits Dan (1961) ... Nan McGovern
- Ballet-Oop (1961) ... Nan McGovern
- The Mrs. Harper Story (1961) ... Nanette McGovern
- House Guest (1961) ... Nan McGovern
- Behind Every Great Man (1961) ... Nan McGovern
 1960 The Subterraneans
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Essie Bright
- Glory Road (1959) ... Essie Bright
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Josephine Evans
- A Man's Game (1957) ... Josephine Evans
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Helen Doss
- The Family Nobody Wanted (1956) ... Helen Doss
 1956 Saturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes (TV Movie)
Sara Longstreet (uncredited)
 1954 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
Ann Victor (1954-1956)
 1953 The Band Wagon
Lily Marton
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Raina Petkoff
- Arms and the Man (1953) ... Raina Petkoff
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Florinda (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Londonderry Air (1949)
 1939 A Child Is Born
Gladys Norton (as Nanette Fabares)
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
Rosita De La Torre (as Nanette Fabares)
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Mistress Margaret Radcliffe (as Nanette Fabares)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Sara Longstreet") in "High Button Shoes" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by Stephen Longstreet (based on his "The Sisters Liked Them Handsome). Music / lyrics by Jule Styne [earliest Broadway credit] and Sammy Cahn. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Vocal arrangements ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Nanette Fabares


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Aunt of actress Shelley Fabares. See more »

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