Nanette Fabray

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TV Actress
Date of Birth October 27, 1920
Place of Birth San Diego, California
Date of Death Feb 22, 2018 (97)
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Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray 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, acclaimed for her role in High Button Shoes and 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, the mother of lead character Ann Romano, on the TV series One Day at a Time. She also appeared as the mother of Christine Armstrong in the television series "Coach." 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.

Born: Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares, October 27, 1920, San Diego, California, U.S.
Died: February 22, 2018, Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
Occupation: actress, singer, dancer
Years active: 1924–2018
Children: 1
Relatives: Shelley Fabares (niece)
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About Nanette Fabray

Tony Award-winning Coach actress who campaigned for closed captioning on TV. She gained fame for appearing in the 1953 film The Band Wagon and the 1950s series Caesar's Hour.

Before Fame

She attended the Max Reinhardt School of the Theater on a scholarship in her youth.


She was Sid Caesar's comedy partner on Caesar's Hour.

Family Life

She married her second husband, Ranald MacDougall, in 1957 and together they had a child named Jamie before divorcing in 1973.


She starred in One Day At A Time with Bonnie Franklin.

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