Shelley Fabares
Actress, singer
Shelley Fabares
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".
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Stan Brooks: A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In 1994 I read Annette Funicello's autobiography that she wrote with Patricia Romanowski. It told the story of the little girl from Utica, New York, whose mother saw a singing and dancing talent and convinced her husband to take a chance and move to Hollywood to give her little Annette a shot at fame. After being discovered by Walt Disney for his new Mouseketeer Show -- Annette went on to a singing, dancing and acting career, before retiring to raise her children and then to battle Multiple Sclerosis. Many had pitched her story when the book was reviewed in People magazine -- and all three of the broadcast networks had passed on the idea of producing it as a movie. Having been a very little boy with a very real crush on Annette when I was young, I was determined to try and option the book and sell it. I went to meet with Annette's ex-husband, legendary agent Jack Gilardi. He heard my pitch, saw my passion and agreed to set up a meeting for me to meet with Annette at her ...
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District Employee Thanked for 50 Years of Service
Hellertown- Lower Saucon Patch - almost 5 years
In 1962, John F. Kennedy was president, the eyes of the world were on missiles in Cuba, and songs like "Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares played on Top 40 radio. That same year, an 18-year-old recent high school graduate was hired to work as a secretary by the former Hellertown School District, which several years later would become the Saucon Valley School District. Her name was Jane Rieger, and half a century later she is still employed by the district. Rieger's remarkable accomplishment was celebrated with a surprise party in her honor in the middle school office on April 25, which was also Administrative Professionals Day. Highlights of the party included cake for faculty and staff for middle school faculty and staff and cupcakes for students in fifth through eighth grades. Rieger was also presented with a signed print by local artist Wendy Wolf, and a book about the Philadelphia Phillies was donated to the middle school library in her name. A big Phillies fan, Rie ...
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Shelley Fabares And Her "Johnny Angel" Were Number One 50 Years Ago
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Shelley Fabares And Her "Johnny Angel" Were Number One 50 Years Ago Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 06:22 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 Many people probably remember Shelley Fabares for her portrayal of Christine Armstrong on the popular television series Coach, 1989-1997. During the fourth season of the series she premiered "Johnny Angel" on the show and the single would go on to sell over a million copies, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks 50 years ago. The arrival of the Beatles and the subsequent changing tastes in music in the United States would signal the end of her music career by the mid-1960s.
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Classic Liz Taylor, Lucille Ball titles released - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
The guest stars from the fifth year include Bill Mumy, George Takei, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares and — in the famous episode “Nightmare at 20000 Feet” — William Shatner. The numerous extras include 20 new
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Eye from the Aisle:THE FINAL SCENE at Thick House promises much, delivers less - Berkeley Daily Planet
Google News - over 5 years
Julia Hoff plays a sort of Goth tough girl stage manager with a parti-colored coif and the unlikely name of Shelley Fabares; she acts with a cinematic realism which is particularly effective in a studio production. The set is almost worth the twenty
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Syfy Channel's Twilight Zone marathon offers classic stars and stories - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Shelley Fabares (Ride The Wild Surf, Girl Happy, Clambake) stars as a young girl interested in a leather jacket-wearing boy. The real problem....the gang he belongs to is an alien-invading gang from outer space sent to earth to infect our water supply
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Le Granby International se paie Martin Fontaine pour ses 30 ans - Portail régional - Granby
Google News - over 5 years
En tournée au Québec avec son spectacle Let The Good Times Roll, Martin Fontaine ne peut dire si Shelley (le nom de sa Mustang, qu'il a nommé en l'honneur de l'actrice Shelley Fabares que l'on a pu voir à trois reprises dans les films d'Elvis) sera
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Tab Hunter Turns 80: RIDE THE WILD SURF, BATTLE CRY on TCM - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Ride the Wild Surf cast includes Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Peter Brown, and Catherine McLeod. Another guilty pleasure is the much-criticized The Golden Arrow, an Arabian adventure tale in the style of The Thief of Bagdad
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'Dynasty,' 'Making of the President' come to DVD - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
Guests in this set include Shelley Fabares, Dean Stockwell, Marion Ross, Milton Berle, Ed Begley Jr., Jessica Walter, Mariette Hartley, Mike Mazurki and Elsa Lanchester. "The Making of the President: The 1960s" (Athena, 1960-69, three discs,
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DVD Review: Mannix: The Fifth Season - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Shelley Fabares (Coach) and Dean Stockwell (Blue Velvet & Quantum Leap) are tangled in the mystery. “Woman in the Shadows” returns Reed into Mannix's office. A woman claims she's being followed by Soviet agents eager to get her copy of Karl Marx's “Das
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SAG Awards: Little Miss Sunshine and The Queen - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The awards ceremony, which aired on TNT and TBS, was produced by Jeff Margolis Prods. in association with SAG. Margolis served as exec producer. Kathy Connell was producer, with Yale Summers, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and JoBeth
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Official Studio Details for the Upcoming Season 5 Blu-ray Disc Release - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
This season also rolls out some great guest stars including Bill Mumy, George Takei, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Fabares and William Shatner. In Praise of Pip, Steel, Nightmare at 20000 Feet, A Kind of a Stopwatch,
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Joshua Reviews Arthur Lubin's Hold On [Warner Archive DVD Review] - CriterionCast.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also featuring a really fun turn from Shelley Fabares, and you have a cast that carries this film on its more than capable shoulders. Oh, and the tunes are absolutely killer. Both “A Must To Avoid” and “Hold On” are gems of the era, and really give
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OFF BROADWAY: Melodrama On Target With “OC Wedding” Jabs - Gazette Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Moon's Mia is not just a Medieval Times princess, she's an adorable 24/7 one, warbling like Shelley Fabares singing “Johnny Angel” at the prospect of one, true love. Honorable, forthright and pulverized by his first glimpse of Mia, Riggle's Darren fits
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Five worst and five best fictional sports dads - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
He and his wife Christine, played by Shelley Fabares, also adopted a baby boy in the later years of the series. Fox was someone who had the priorities of family and career in order. Rocky took care of business in the ring and at home in this series of
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Dillard Coaching Legend Marcia Pinder to be inducted into Fort Lauderdale's ... - Westside Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
The 1965 romantic comedy, starring Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares, centers around a rock-and-roll singer hired to watch over the beautiful daughter of a Chicago gangster during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. The City of Fort Lauderdale's Great
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'Great American Beach Party' celebrates Fort Lauderdale's Centennial with art ... - Sun-Sentinel
Google News - almost 6 years
The 1965 romantic comedy, starring Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares, centers around a rock 'n' roll singer hired to watch over the beautiful daughter of a Chicago gangster during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. The City of Fort Lauderdale's "Great
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Free Great American Beach Party returns - Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Another highlight will be a free screening of the 1965 filmed-in-Fort Lauderdale romp “Girl Happy,” starring Elvis Presley as, yes, a rock 'n' roll singer hired to watch over a Chicago gangster's beautiful daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break
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LA in the '60s: Gallery Show to Feature Guy Webster's Iconic Rock Photography ... - LAist
Google News - almost 6 years
I showed him my portfolio and he liked it enough to ask me to photograph his wife, Shelley Fabares. He loved the photos and said, "I'm going to start a company called Dunhill Records. I have no money, but it looks like I have an investor
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shelley Fabares
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Fabares was a lifelong friend of Annette Funicello, whom she met in catechism class in the seventh grade. She was at Annette's bedside with her family when she died of multiple sclerosis on April 8, 2013.
  • 1997
    Age 53
    After Coach ended in 1997, Fabares voiced the role of Martha "Ma" Kent in Superman: The Animated Series.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 50
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 45
    In 1989, she won the role of Christine Armstrong Fox on the ABC sitcom Coach.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 40
    In 1984, she married actor Mike Farrell, and is stepmother to his two children, Erin and Michael.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2000, Fabares received a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.
  • 1981
    Age 37
    In 1981, Fabares played Francine Webster on One Day at a Time, a role she reprised throughout the series' run.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Caan played Piccolo, and she played his wife, Joy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 20
    Fabares married record and movie producer Lou Adler in June 1964, separated in 1966, and was divorced in 1980.
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  • 1963
    Age 19
    Fabares left The Donna Reed Show in 1963 (she would return periodically until its end in 1966) to pursue a film career.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in a number of motion pictures, including three Elvis Presley movies: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966), and Clambake (1967), the most by any one actress. In two other 1960s movies, she played the love interest of Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits in Hold On! and of a young Hank Williams, Jr. in A Time to Sing. During the 1970s, Fabares appeared on several television series, including Love, American Style, The Rockford Files, The Interns, Mannix, The Practice, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and Fantasy Island.
  • 1962
    Age 18
    Her national popularity led to a recording contract and two "Top 40" hits, including "Johnny Angel," which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1962, and peaked at number 41 in the UK.
    More Details Hide Details It sold over one million copies and was certified gold.
    In 1962, her recording of "Johnny Angel" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details Michele Ann Marie Fabares was born in Santa Monica, California. She is the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. Fabares began acting at age three, and at age 10 made her television debut in an episode of Letter to Loretta. After guest-starring on various television series, Fabares landed the role of Mary Stone in the long-running family sitcom The Donna Reed Show.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1944.
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