Nanette Fabray

Name:
Nanette Fabray
Age:
97
Date of Birth:
Oct 27, 1920
Occupation:
Actress
Spouse:
David Tebet, (m. 1947; Div. 1951),Ranald MacDougall, (m. 1957; His Death 1973)
Children:
1
Years active:
1924–2007
Died:
Feb 22, 2018

Nanette Fabray - Biography Summary


Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, singer, and dancer. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child and became a musical-theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. In the mid-1950s, she served as Sid Caesar's comedic partner on Caesar's Hour, for which she won three Emmy Awards, as well as co-starring with Fred Astaire in the film musical The Band Wagon. From 1979 to 1984, she appeared as Katherine Romano on the TV series One Day at a Time.

Fabray overcame a significant hearing impairment and was a long-time advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Her honors for representing the handicapped included the President's Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.



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