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Nanette Fabray

Highest Rated:   100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Happy Ending (1969)
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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
33% 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
78% 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 The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Maggie O'Brian Ethel Mitzy Monroe
  • 1981
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
  • Actor
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
  • Dottie Richards
  • 1972
No Score Yet Playhouse 90
  • Helen Doss

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