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(1956) Unsold pilot: Made a pilot for a sitcom called "Sis" about a middle-aged woman who suddenly becomes the guardian for her two much younger siblings.

(1941) Stage: Appeared in "Let's Face It!" on Broadway. Musical comedy.

(1942) Stage: Appeared (as replacement actor for "Antiope") in "By Jupiter", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. Based on "The Warrior's Husband" by Julian F. Thompson. Musical Director / Vocal arrangements by Johnny Green and Clay Warnick. Music arranged by Don Walker. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Directed by Joshua Logan. Shubert Theatre: 3 Jun 1942-12 Jun 1943 (427 performances). Cast: Margaret Bannerman, Bertha Belmore, Helen Bennett, Ray Bolger (as "Sapiens"), Ruth Brady, Martha Burnett, Irene Corlett, Betty Jo Creager, Mark Dawson, Bob Douglas, Ralph Dumke, Berni Gould, June Graham, Ronald Graham, Barbara Heath, Lewis Hightower, Robert Hightower, Flower Hujer, Rose Inghram, Kay Kimber, Ray Koby, Janet Lavis, Don Liberto, Michael Mann, Jane Manners, Tony Matthews, Virginia Meyer, Constance Moore, Margery Moore, Monica Moore, Mary Morris, Beth Nichols, Dorothy Poplar, Bobby Priest, Joyce Ring, Rosemary Sankey, George Schwalbe, William Silvers, Toni Stuart, Olga Suarez (as "Ensemble"), Maidel Turner (as "Caustica"), William Vaux, Benay Venuta, Vera-Ellen (as "Minerva, First Camp Follower"), Wana Wenerholm, Ken Whelan, Robert Wilson. Produced by Dwight Wiman and Richard Rodgers. Produced in association with Richard Kollmar.

(1943) Stage: Appeared in "My Dear Public" on Broadway. Musical.

(1941) Stage: Appeared in "Jackpot" on Broadway. Musical comedy.

(1944) Stage: Appeared (as "Evalina") in "Bloomer Girl [A Modern Musical Comedy With Old Fashioned Charm]" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy [earliest Broadway credit]. Based on the play by Dan James and Lilith James. Musical Director: Leon Leonardi. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett. Book Directed by William Schorr. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Staged by E.Y. Harburg. Shubert Theatre: 4 Oct 1944-27 Apr 1946 (654 performances). Cast: Celeste Holm (as "Evalina"), Arlene Anderson (as "Hetty"), Lee Barrie (as "Paula"), Dorothy Baxter (as "Vocal Ensemble"), William Bender (as "Herman Brasher"), Cecile Bergman (as "Dancer"), Florence Berline (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Matt Briggs (as "Horatio"), David Brooks (as "Jeff Calhoun"), John Byrd (as "1st Deputy" / "State Official"), John Call (as "Gus"), Blaine Cordner (as "Hamilton Calhoun"), Hubert Dilworth (as "Augustus"), Margaret Douglass (as "Dolly"), Nancy Douglass (as "Delia"), John Duane (as "Dancer"), Jean Faust (as "Dancer"), Joseph Florestano (as "2nd Deputy" / "Vocal Ensemble"), Lidija Franklin (as "Dancer"), Dan Gallagher (as "Hiram Crump"), Phyllis Gehrig (as "Dancer"), Arthur Grahl (as "Dancer"), Harriet Hall (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Toni Hart (as "Julia"), Dorothy Hill (as "Dancer"), Butler Hixon (as "Gov. Newton"), Jean Houloose (as "Dancer"), Lucas Hoving (as "Dancer"), Charles Howard (as "Sheriff Quimby"), Richard Huey (as "Alexander"), Eleanor Jones (as "Prudence"), Claudia Jordan (as "Lydia"), Elena Karina (as "Dancer"), Carmelita Lanza (as "Dancer"), Betty Low (as "Dancer"), Adele Lulince (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Robert Lyon (as "Joshua Dingle"), Carol MacFarlane (as "Phoebe"), Joe E. Marks (as "Ebenezer Mimms"), Joan McCracken (as "Daisy"), Byron Milligan (as "Vocal Ensemble"), James Mitchell (as "Dancer"), Kathleen O'Brien (as "Dancer"), Paul Olsen (as "Dancer"), Brian Otis (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Pamela Randell (as "Octavia"), David Reher (as "Dancer"), Henry Roberts (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Jimmy Russell (as "Dancer"), Ralph Sassano (as "3rd Deputy" / "Vocal Ensemble"), Carlos Sherman (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Emy St. Just (as "Dancer"), Claire Stevens (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Mabel Taliaferro (as "Serena"), Vaughn Trinnier (as "Wilfred Thrush"), Gloria Tromara (as "Vocal Ensemble"), John Ward (as "Dancer"), Dooley Wilson (as "Pompey"), Eleanor Winter (as "Betty"). Replacement actors: Arlene Anderson (as "Phoebe"), Frances Gayer (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Alan Gilbert (as "Vocal Ensemble"), Harriet Hall (as "Paula"), Holly Harris (as "Octavia"), Marcella Howard (as "Octavia"), Janie Janvier (as "Julia"), Dorothy Jarnac (as "Daisy"), Eleanor Jones (as "Octavia"), Evelyn Keller (as "Vocal Ensemble"), David Lober (as "Dancer"; Broadway debut), Ben Murphy (as "Joshua Dingle"), Olive Reeves-Smith (as "Dolly"), Terry Saunders (as "Delia"), Dick Smart (as "Jeff Calhoun"), Claire Stevens (as "Prudence" / "Hetty"), Matilda Strazza (as "Paula" / "Vocal Ensemble"), Feodore Tedick (as "Herman Brasher"), Gloria Tromara (as "Hetty"). Produced by John C. Wilson. Produced in association with Nat Goldstone. NOTE: Filmed as "Producers' Showcase: Bloomer Girl (#2.10)" (1956)).

(1947) Stage: Appeared (s "Evalina") in "Bloomer Girl" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy [earliest Broadway credit]. Based on the play by Dan James and Lilith James. Musical Director: Leon Leonardi. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett. Book directed by William Schorr. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Staged by E.Y. Harburg. City Center: 6 Jan 1947-15 Feb 1947 (48 performances). Produced by John C. Wilson. Produced in association with Nat Goldstone.

(1947) 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 by Bob Martin. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. New Century Theater (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 22 Dec 1947-18 Oct 1948, then moved to The Broadway Theatre from 18 Oct 1948-close): 9 Oct 1947-2 Jul 1949 (727 performances). Cast: Mark Dawson, Lois Lee, Jack McCauley, Nancy Babcock, Jean Marie Caples, Vincent Carbone, Gloria Casper, Raul Celada, Leonard Claret, Clay Clement (as "Gen. Longstreet"), Edward Cole, Carole Coleman, Ray Cook, Erno Czako, William David, Evans Davis, Mark Dawson, John Dennis, Jacqueline Dodge, Joey Faye (as "Mr. Pontdue"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Elmer Simpkins" / "Singer"), Helen Gallagher (as "Nancy"), Estelle Gardner, Margaret Gavan, Evelyn Giles, Tom Glennon, Paul Godkin, Virginia Gorski, June Graham, Donald Harris, Ronnie Hartman, Neil Harwood, Edward Hayes, Fred Hearn, Betty Hyatt, Christine Karner, Dorothy Karrol, Ray Kirchner, Elena Lane, Lois Lee, Sondra Lee, Howard Lenters, Kay Lewis, Louisa Lewis, Fay Moore, Tommy Morton, Ben Murphy, Hannah O'Leary, Arthur Partington (as "Corps de Ballet" / "A Boy at the Picnic"), Audrey Peters, William Pierson, Phil Silvers (as "Harrison Floy"), Gloria Smith, Kenneth Spaulding, Johnny Stewart, Toni Stuart, William Sumner, Roy Tobias, Eleonore Treiber, Don Weissmuller, Helene Whitney. Replacement cast: During New Century Theatre run: Dick Beard (as "Corps de Ballet"). During Shubert Theatre run: Jack Albertson (as "Mr. Pontdue"), George Bockman (as "Corps de Ballet"), Rex Cooper (as "Corps de Ballet"), Jack Diamond (as "Mr. Pontdue"), David E. Dubble (as "Another Betting Man"), Joey Faye (as "Harrison Floy"), Evelyn Giles (as "Corps de Ballet"), Chris Karner (as "Corps de Ballet"), Howard Lenters (as "Mr. Anderson"), Kay Lewis (as "Corps de Ballet"), Louisa Lewis (as "Corps de Ballet"), Joan Roberts (as "Sara Longstreet"), Donald Saddler (as "Uncle Willie"), Sue Scott (as "Corps de Ballet"), Kenneth Spalding (as "Corps de Ballet"), Carol Stone (as "Sara Longstreet"), Roy Tobias (as "Corps de Ballet"), Don Weissmuller (as "A Popular Girl's Friend"). Understudies: Carole Coleman (as "Sara Longstreet"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Mr. Pontdue"), Fred Hearn (as "Willie"). During Broadway Theatre run: None noted. Produced by Monte Proser and as Joseph Kipness.

(1948) Stage: Appeared (as "Susan Cooper") in "Love Life [A Vaudeville]" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book / lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by / music orchestrated by / music arranged by Kurt Weill. Musical Director: Joseph Littau. Assistant to Mr. Weill on ballet music: Irving Schlein. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Asssistant to Mr. Aronson: Lisa Jalowetz. Assistant to Miss Ballard: Anna Hill Johnstone. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. Directed by Elia Kazan. 46th Street Theatre: 7 Oct 1948-14 May 1949 (252 performances). Cast: Ray Middleton (as "Sam Cooper"), Wana Allison, Rosalie Alter, Cheryl Archer (as "Elizabeth Cooper"), Elly Ardelty, Dorothea Berthelson, Lyle Bettger (as "William Taylor"), Bill Bradley, Robert Byrn (as "Hank"), Tony Charmoli, Victor Clarke, Jack Claus, David Collyer, Virginia Conwell, Lenn Dale, John Diggs, Nina Frenkin, Janet Gaylord, Elizabeth Gibson, Vincent Gugleotti, Pat Hammerlee, Holly Harris, Joseph James, Jean Kinsella, Mark Kramer, Josephine Lambert, Marie Leidal, Jay Lloyd, Jay Marshall, Carolyn Maye, Barbara McCutcheon, Scott Merrill, Mariane Oliphant, Lily Paget, Arthur Partington, Jules Racine, Larry Robbins, Stanley Simmons, Faye Elizabeth Smith, Sylvia Stahlman, Johnny Stewart, David Thomas, Johnny Thompson, Evans Thornton, Gene Tobin, Peggy Turnley, William Veasey, Frank Westbrook, James Young. Produced by Cheryl Crawford.

(1950) Stage: Appeared in "Arms and the Girl" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Morton Gould. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Rouben Mamoulian (also director). Based on the play "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall Langner. Music orchestrated by Morton Gould and Philip J. Lang. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. 46th Street Theatre: 2 Feb 1950-27 May 1950 (134 performances). Cast: Florenz Ames (as "Capt. Aaron Kirkland"), Howard Andreola, Andy Aprea, Seth Arnold (as "Thad Jennings"), Pearl Bailey (as "Connecticut"), Edmund Balin, Mimi Cabanne, Joseph Caruso, Lulu Belle Clarke, John Conte, Cliff Dunstan, Barbara Ferguson, Paul Fitzpatrick, Peter Gennaro, Annabelle Gold, Georges Guétary, Sterling Hall, Maria Harriton, Eda Heinemann (as "Prudence Kirkland"), Katherine Henning, William Inglis, Robert Josias, Joan Keenan, William J. McCarthy, Barbara McCutcheon, Peter Miceli, Jerry Miller, Patricia Muller, Dan O'Brien, Mary O'Fallon, Frederick Olsson, Arthur Partington, Robert Rippy, Shirley Robbins, Philip Rodd, Patricia Rogers, Helen Stanton, Bettina Thayer, Donald Thrall, William Thunhurst, Arthur Vinton, Norman Weise, Marc West, Onna White (as "Dancer"), Fern Whitney, Lou Yetter, Victor Young. Produced by The Theatre Guild. Produced in association with Anthony Brady Farrell.

(1951) Stage: Appeared (as "Janette") in "Make a Wish" on Broadway. Musical. Music / lyrics / vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin. (Uncredited) book by Abe Burrows. Based on "The Good Fairy" by Ferenc Molnár. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang and Allan Small. Vocal Direction: Buster Davis. Dance Music Arranged by Richard Pribor. Scenic Design / Costume Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Choreographed by Gower Champion. Directed by John C. Wilson. Winter Garden Theatre: 18 Apr 1951-14 Jul 1951 (102 performances). Cast: Gene Bayliss, Ray Borden, Aleen Buchanan, Dean Campbell, Melville Cooper (as "Marius Frigo"), Dick Crowley, Robert Davis, Ray Dorian, Stephen Douglass, Mary Finney, Helen Gallagher (as "Poupette"), Ed Gombos, Mary Harmon, Eda Heinemann (as "Dr. Didier"), Carol Hendricks, David Huenergardt, Anne Humphrey, Janie Janvier, Margaret Jeanne, Lynn Joelson, Lida Loehring, Harold Lang, John Laverty, Carol Lee, Phil Leeds (as "Dr. Francel"), Douglas Luther, Sylvia Manon, Ellen Martin, Mike Mason, Beverly McFadden, Don McKay, Claire Mitchell, Peggy O'Hara, LeRoi Operti (as "Felix Labiche"), Rica Owen, Ernie Preston, Jack Purcell, Charlotte Ray, Richard Reed, Sue Scott, Bob Shaver, Thelma Tadlock, Norma Thornton, Kenneth Urmston, David Vogel, Victor Voley, Howard Wendell, Ken Whelan. Produced by Harry Rigby, Jule Styne and Alexander H. Cohen.

(1962) Stage: Appeared (as "Nell Henderson") in "Mr. President" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Based on material by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Music / lyrics by Irving Berlin. Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton. Lighting Design / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Joshua Logan. St. James Theatre: 20 Oct 1962-8 Jun 1963 (265 performances + 4 previews). Cast: Robert Ryan (as "President Stephen Decatur Henderson"), David Brooks, Wisa D'Orso, Charlotte Fairchild, Anita Gillette (as "Leslie Henderson"), Stanley Grover (as "Charley Wayne, of the Secret Service"), Jack Haskell, John Cecil Holm (as "Chester Kincaid"), Jerry Strickler, Jack Washburn, John Aman, Don Atkinson, Bob Bakanic, Carlos Bas, Lynn Bernay, Warren J. Brown, Kellie Brytt, Connie Burnett, Sterling Clark, Anthony Falco (as "Ali Hassoud" / "Singer" / "Kabuki Lion" / "Performer in The Trip"), La Verne French, Marian Haraldson, Carol Lee Jensen, Louis Kosman, Bob LaCrosse, Baayork Lee, Lynn Gay Lorino, Mary Louise, Jack McMinn, Jack Metté, Donna Monroe, Anna Marie Moylan, Lispet Nelson, Barbara Newman, Carl Nicholas, Joan Petlak, Lowell Purvis, Jack Rains, Lynn Ross, Mari Shelton, Ruth Shepard, Dan Siretta, Van Stevens, Beau Tilden (as "George Perkins" / "Sgt. Stone of the State Police"), Arline Woods, Maggie Worth. Produced by Leland Hayward. NOTE: Both Ms. Fabray and Jay Blackton were nominated for Tony Awards. Production garnered 1 winner (Best Stage Technician] for Solly Pernick.

(1973) Stage: Appeared in "No Hard Feelings" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark. Incidental music by Irwin Carson. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge. Directed by Abe Burrows. Martin Beck Theatre: 8 Apr 1973 (1 performance + 21 previews that commenced 20 Mar 1973). Cast: Eddie Albert, Stockard Channing, Conrad Janis. Produced by Orin Lehman, Joseph Kipness and Lawrence Kasha.

(1996) Stage: Appeared in "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" on Broadway. Written by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna.

(2003-04) Stage: Appeared in Alfred Uhry's play, "Driving Miss Daisy," in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Also in cast: Cliff De Young and Lou Myers. John Bowab was director.

(1943) Stage: Appeared in "My Dear Public", Pittsburgh, PA.

(1985) She acted in James Prideaux's play, "Upper Broadway," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Woody Romoff in the cast.

(July 1985) She acted in James Prideaux's play, "Upper Broadway," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

(August 5 to 17, 1974) She played Sue Smith in the musical, "No, No Nanette," at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts with Claiborne Cary (Lucille Early); Bonnie Franklin (Nanette); Hal Linden (Billy Early); Paul Keith (Jimmy Smith); Peter Ligeti (Tom Trainor); Miriam Burton (Pauline); Cheryl Bayer (Flora Latham); Valerie Lee (Winnie Winslow); Phyllis MacBryde (Betty Brown) in the cast. Christopher Hewett was director. Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel wrote the book. Vincent Youmans was composer. Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach were lyricists. Burt Shevelove was adapter and original director. Dan Siretta was choreographer. Jonathan Anderson was musical director. Theda Taylor was lighting designer. Eve Lyon was scenic designer. Betsey Potter was costume designer. Shari Alfaro, Trudy Bordoff, Marilyn Firment, Karen Good, Dawn Herbert, Barbara McKay, Laurie Skinner, Ellen Wayne, Robert Anderson, Gene Harbin, Ron Lucas, Eddie Mekka, Jim-Patrick McMahon, Alan Rich, Ken Rogers and Jeff Veazey played Nanette's friends.

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