Shelley Fabares

Actress + Singer
Born Jan 19, 1944

Michele Ann Marie "Shelley" Fabares is an American actress and singer. Fabares is known for her roles as Donna Reed's oldest child, Mary Stone, on The Donna Reed Show (from 1958 to 1963), and as Craig T. Nelson's love interest and eventual wife, Christine Armstrong Fox, on the sitcom Coach. She also was Elvis Presley's co-star in three films. Fabares hit number one with the 1962 song "Johnny Angel".… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on January 19, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1962, her recording of "Johnny Angel" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. … Read More
1963 19 Years Old Fabares left The Donna Reed Show in 1963 (she would return periodically until its end in 1966) to pursue a film career. … Read More


1964 20 Years Old Fabares married record and movie producer Lou Adler in June 1964, separated in 1966, and was divorced in 1980.
1971 27 Years Old In 1971, she starred along with Billy Dee Williams and James Caan in the successful TV movie Brian's Song, the true story of terminally ill Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo. … Read More


1981 37 Years Old In 1981, Fabares played Francine Webster on One Day at a Time, a role she reprised throughout the series' run.


1984 40 Years Old In 1984, she married actor Mike Farrell, and is stepmother to his two children, Erin and Michael. … Read More
1989 45 Years Old In 1989, she won the role of Christine Armstrong Fox on the ABC sitcom Coach.


1994 50 Years Old For her work, Fabares was nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy Award, and in 1994, she was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for her role as Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show.
1997 53 Years Old After Coach ended in 1997, Fabares voiced the role of Martha "Ma" Kent in Superman: The Animated Series.
2003 59 Years Old She reprised the role twice, once for a 2003 episode of Justice League and again for the 2006 direct-to-video film Superman: Brainiac Attacks. … Read More
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