October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018 (age 97)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Originally a vaudeville actress, musical theater actress, and stage dancer, Nanette Fabray would go on to win three Primetime Emmys. She would appear films like “A Child Is Born” (1939) and “The Band Wagon” (1953) as well as having a long-running role on “One Day at a Time” (1979-1984). Although she will be missed, her legacy will live on forever.


1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Mistress Margaret Radcliffe
1939 The Monroe Doctrine
Rosita De La Torre
1939 A Child Is Born
Gladys Norton
1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Florinda (uncredited)
1953 The Band Wagon Lily Marton
1960 The Subterraneans Society Woman (uncredited)
1969 The Happy Ending Agnes
1970 Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Sadie
1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. Alice Finely
1981 Amy
1989 Personal Exemptions n/a
1994 Teresa’s Tattoo Martha Mae


1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre n/a Episode: “Londonderry Air”
1953 Omnibus
Raina Petkoff Episode: “Arms and the Man”
1956 Saturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes Sara Longstreet (uncredited) Television movie
1956 Playhouse 90 Helen Doss Episode: “The Family Nobody Wanted”
1957 The Alcoa Hour Rosemary Chase Episode: “The Original Miss Chase”
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Josephine Evans Episode: “A Man’s Game”
1959 Laramie
Essie Brigh Episode: “Glory Road”
1960 Startime
Sally Episode: “The Nanette Fabray Show, or Help Me, Aphrodite”
1961 Westinghouse Playhouse Nanette McGovern 26 Episodes
1964 Burke’s Law
Rowena Coolidge / Amanda Tribble 2 Episodes
1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Hannah King Episode: “In Any Language”
1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass The White Queen Television movie
1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game Pat Television movie
1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Desiree Episode: “The Petit Prix Affair”
1967 NBC Experiment in Television Narrator (voice) Episode: “Theater of the Deaf”
1967 The Jerry Lewis Show Policewoman Wife Episode: “Episode #1.3”
1970 George M!
Helen Costigan ‘Nellie’ Cohan Television movie
1970 Howdy
n/a Television movie
1970 But I Don’t Want to Get Married! Mrs. Vale Television movie
1970-1973 Love, American Style Helen / Casey / Cindy / Phyllis 4 Episodes
1972 Magic Carpet Virginia Wolfe Television movie
1972 Mary Tyler Moore Dottie Richards Television movie
1972 The Couple Takes a Wife Marion Randolph Episode: “Nightshift”
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Fay Television movie
1977 Maude
Katie Malloy Episode: “Maude’s Reunion”
1978-1981 The Love Boat Shirley Simpson / Maggie O’Brian / Mitzy Monroe 3 Episodes
1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Dora Dayton Television movie
1979-1984 One Day at a Time Grandma Katherine Romano 42 Episodes
1983-1986 Hotel Maggie Lewis / Harriet Gold 2 Episodes
1989 The Munsters Today Dottie Episode: “Computer Mating”
1990-1994 Coach Dr. Ellen Holden 3 Episodes
1991 Murder, She Wrote Emmaline Bristow Episode: “From the Horse’s Mouth”
1993 The Golden Palace Fern Episode: “Rose and Fern”

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