Eminent Actress And Iconic ‘TV Mom’ Nanette Fabray Has Passed Away At 97
Nanette Fabray, a talented actress with enthusiastic charm and amazing smile, has passed away on Thursday. The star was 97.
Incredible Nanette Fabray
Eminent actress Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares, better known as Nanette Fabray, began her acting career when she was just 4. Since that time, Fabray played a number of small parts in Hollywood movies.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 23, 2018
Nanette got the world recognition for her iconic role as a mother in One Day at a Time, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Coach.
At the age of 28, the actress won a Tony Award for her performance in the on-stage show Love Life. Fabray also won three Emmy Awards for her work in Caesar’s Hour, one of which in the category ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’.
Her next prominent role was in the film musical The Band Wagon where Fabray co-starred with Fred Astaire.
Nanette was married to vice president of NBC, but the couple got divorced. Her second marriage was to a screenwriter Ranald MacDougal, who has passed away in 1973. The actress has one son Jamie.
In one of her interviews, Fabray told she nearly gave her life for the stage. Once, she was hospitalized for two weeks after falling unconscious during a broadcast.
“A true performer and star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Nanette Fabray had limitless exuberance and an expert sense of comic timing,” -SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. https://t.co/YNoD855btq pic.twitter.com/wXoOapevaQ
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) February 24, 2018
Once, Fabray revealed that live television was her love at first sight:
It involves a form of insanity that reminds me of make-believe games that you played as a child. I fell in love with the audience, and I fell in love with performing.
The award-winning actress has passed away at the age 97 in her home in Palos Verdes.
Tribute to the late star
Nanette Fabray, 97
(Oct 27, 1920 – Feb 22, 2018)
Award-winning comedic actress on stage, screen & TV. Won Emmys for her work with Sid on “Caesar’s Hour” in ‘56 & ‘57 and had continued success on TV including a recurring role on the dramedy “One Day At A Time”. pic.twitter.com/kDy1hy0Df4
— RealGilbertACP (@RealGilbertACP) February 23, 2018
RIP Longtime TV actress, singer, dancer & comedic partner of Sid Caesar, Nanette Fabray passes at 97. pic.twitter.com/1S7xEh3R0B
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) February 24, 2018
I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Nanette Fabray at 97. So enjoyed working in sketches with her and Sid Caesar on Caesar's Hour in 1957-1958
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) February 25, 2018
thanks for your life, Nanette Fabray: innovator, originator, always the fuel in every band wagon pic.twitter.com/FbB5nRcI8S
— rob sheffield (@robsheff) February 23, 2018
Very sad to hear that Nanette Fabray has died at 97. She was aces in THE BAND WAGON, arguably the greatest movie musical (if I'm the one arguing). pic.twitter.com/WqiVpAqUKo
— The Nitrate Diva (@NitrateDiva) February 24, 2018
It is always sad when legends leave this world. Nevertheless, their great heritage remains immortal.
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