Birth Date: October 27, 1920 / Age: 97
Biography: Nanette Fabray (born October 27, 1920 in San Diego, California) is an American actress.
She has appeared in a number of motion pictures as well as on television including Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time, and Coach among others, and is a winner of three Emmy Awards.
Originally named Fabares, she is the aunt of actress/singer Shelley Fabares. Nanette Fabares changed her name to a phonetic spelling after it was mispronounced as "Fa-bare-ass" by Ed Sullivan. (She told this story in a live performance 8 December 2004).
Fabray's official biography has at times stated that she appeared in Our Gang shorts at the age of seven, although she never appeared in the series.
One of her most memorable film appearances was in the musical, The Band Wagon (1953) opposite Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. She and Oscar Levant played a team of scatterbrained screenwriters that try to help a fallen star (Astaire) make his comeback.
Nanette Fabray overcame significant hearing impairment to pursue her career. She is also an advocate for the hearing-impaired.
Nanette Fabray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.