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Also Known As: Nanette Ruby Bernadette Fabares, Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares, Nanette Fabares Died:
Born: October 27, 1920 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: actor, vaudevillian, singer

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
2.
 Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
3.
 Amy (1981) Malvina
4.
 Man In The Santa Claus Suit, The (1979) Dora Dayton
5.
 Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) Alice Finely
6.
 Magic Carpet (1972) Virginia Wolfe
7.
 Couple Takes a Wife, The (1972) Marion Randolph
9.
 The Happy Ending (1969) Agnes
10.
 The Subterraneans (1960) Society woman
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1923:
Made first profesional appearance in vaudeville as 'Baby Nanette'
1926:
Worked in vaudeville with Ben Turpin
1927:
Made film acting debut in "Our Gang" comedy shorts
1939:
Had first adult role in feature films in "Elizabeth and Essex"
1940:
Made Broadway debut in "Meet The People"
1941:
Starred on Broadway in "Let's Face It"
1949:
Made TV debut on NBC's "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre"
1953:
Starred in the feature "The Band Wagon"; best remembered for the "Triplets" number with Fred Astaire and Jack Buchanan
1954:
Won three Emmy Awards for her work on the series "Caesar's Hour" (NBC)
1960:
Received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1961:
Starred in first sitcom, "The Westinghouse Playhouse Starring Nanette Fabray and Wendell Corey" (NBC)
1966:
Made TV-movie debut in "Fame Is the Name of the Game" (NBC)
1972:
Landed recurring role as Mary Tyler Moore's mother on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS)
1978:
Played Barbara Eden's sidekick in feature "Harper Valley PTA"
1979:
Played mother to Bonnie Franklin on "One Day at a Time" (CBS)
1987:
Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild
1987:
Co-starred in the comedy feature "Personal Exemptions"
1990:
Played the mother of her real-life niece Shelley Fabares' character on "Coach" (ABC)
1994:
Cast in the comedy "Teresa's Tattoo"
2003:
Featured in the documentary "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There"
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Education

Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -
Max Reinhardt School of the Theatre: Los Angeles , California -
The Juilliard Conservatory of Music: New York , New York -

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husband:
David Tebet. Executive. Married October 26, 1947; divorced July 21, 1951.
husband:
Ranald MacDougall. Screenwriter. Married April 24, 1957 until his death in 1973.

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father:
Raoul Bernard Fabares.
mother:
Lillian Fabares.
niece:
Shelley Fabares. Actor, singer.
son:
Jamie MacDougall.
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