Nanette Fabray

Born Oct 27, 1920

Nanette Fabray is an American actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and activist. 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. From 1979 to 1984, she appeared as Grandma Katherine Romano on One Day at a Time.… Read More

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1920 Birth Born on October 27, 1920.
1923 2 Years Old She made her professional stage debut as "Miss New Years Eve 1923" at the Million Dollar Theater at the age of three. … Read More


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She then attended Hollywood High School, where she graduated in 1939.
1940 19 Years Old She next appeared in the stage production Meet the People in Los Angeles in 1940, which then toured the United States in 1940-1941. … Read More


1949 28 Years Old In 1949, she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Susan Cooper in the Kurt Weill/Alan Jay Lerner musical Love Life.


1954 33 Years Old She also appeared on Your Show of Shows as a guest star opposite Sid Caesar. She appeared as a regular on Caesar's Hour from 1954 to 1956, winning three Emmys. … Read More
1957 36 Years Old …  The couple was married from 1957 until his death in 1973. … Read More


1961 40 Years Old Her brief, eponymously titled 1961 comedy series was cancelled after 13 episodes. … Read More
1963 42 Years Old She received a Tony nomination for her role as Nell Henderson in 1963 for Mr. President 1963 after an eleven-year absence from the New York stage. … Read More


1984 63 Years Old She is a resident of Pacific Palisades, California; and is the aunt of singer/actress Shelley Fabares. Her niece's 1984 wedding to actor Mike Farrell was at her home.
2001 80 Years Old In 2001, she wrote to advice columnist Dear Abby, to decry the loud background music played on television programs. … Read More
2007 86 Years Old Fabray's most recent work was in 2007, when she appeared in The Damsel Dialogues, an original revue by composer Dick DeBenedictis, with direction/choreography by Miriam Nelson.
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