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One Day at a Time
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Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and activist. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child and then became a highly praised musical theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. She became a household name during the mid 1950s as comedy partner to Sid Caesar on Caesar`s Hour for which she won three Emmy Awards. From 1979-1984 she starred as Grandma Katherine Romano on One Day at a Time. Fabray overcame a significant hearing impairment to pursue her career and has been a long-time advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing. Her honors representing the handicapped include the President`s Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. She is the aunt of actress/singer Shelley Fabares.
Fabray`s first husband, Dave Tebet was a Vice-President of NBC. Her second husband, 1957-1973 (his death), with whom she had one child, was screenwriter and sometime-director Ranald MacDougall, who numbered Mildred Pierce and Cleopatra among his credits and was President of the Writers Guild of America in the early 1970s. Nanette Fabray is a resident of Pacific Palisades, California. In 2001 she wrote to Dear Abby to decry the loud background music used on television programs today. Nanette is the aunt of singer/actress, Shelley Fabares. Nanette Fabray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Nanette Ruby Bernadette Fabares
Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) 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, 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 on the TV series One Day at a Time.
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Actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and activist
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Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
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