Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray

  • Highest Rated: 100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Happy Ending (1969)
  • Birthday: Oct 27, 1920
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • In vaudeville from the age of six, Nanette Fabray made her first film appearance (under her family name Fabares) as one of Bette Davis' ladies-in-waiting in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). She established herself as a Broadway star in the 1940s, starring in musicals ranging from 1947's High Button Shoes to 1962's Mister President, winning a brace of Donaldson awards along the way. In 1953, she played her most famous screen role as a Betty Comden-ish playwright in MGM's The Band Wagon (1953). On television, Fabray won three Emmies for her work on Sid Caesar's programs of 1954 and 1955; she also starred in her own 1961 sitcom, The Nanette Fabray Show, and was co-starred as Bonnie Franklin's mother in the 1970s series One Day at a Time. Legally deaf since the 1950s, Fabray has worked tirelessly on behalf of America's hearing impaired, and has been honored for her efforts by several presidents. Nanette Fabray is the widow of screenwriter/director Ranald McDougall, and the aunt of actress Shelley Fabares.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Martha Mae 1994
100% That's Entertainment! III Actor 1994
No Score Yet Personal Exemptions Actor 1988
No Score Yet Amy Malvina 1981
No Score Yet The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Actor 1979
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A. Alice Finely 1978
No Score Yet Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Actor 1974
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Sadie 1970
29% The Happy Ending Agnes 1969
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking-Glass White Queen 1966
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Pat 1966
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Society Woman 1960
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Teenage Girl 1957
100% The Band Wagon Lily Marton 1953
No Score Yet A Child Is Born Gladys Norton 1940
71% The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Mistress Margaret Radcliffe 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Mildred
  • 1992
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Emmaline
  • 1991
No Score Yet One Day at a Time
1975-1984
Grandma Katherine Romano
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Dottie Richards
  • 1972

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