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Subject: ARCHIVE: October 27, 1920 ~It was a century ago, versatile actress Nanette Fabray, a vaudeville as a child and became a musical-theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, later earning a TONY Award, and three Emmy Awards for her TV tenure w/Sid Cesar, in a successful career for 60 years, was born 100 years ago! ...

Miss Fabray died just a couple years ago, at age 97.
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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 05:57:47am
In reply to: jlp 's message, "Oct. 27th~Happy 101st Birthday! Scientist Jermiah Stamber, Dancer Dorothy Kloss is 97, Restaurateur Jiro Ono is 95, Actress Lilliana Bonfatti turns 90," on Monday, October 26, 09:01:10pm

Nanette Fabray
[ Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares ]
(October 27, 1920 February 22, 2018)

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 (1947) 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 appearing with Fred Astaire in the film musical The Band Wagon. From 1979 to 1984, she played 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 (played by her niece Shelley Fabares) 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.

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Other birthdays, Oct. 27-Happy birthdays!Tuesday, October 27, 12:41:28pm
Also born 100 years ago on this day, Hollywood character dancer and actress PHYLLIS HILL, whose early operatic career was overshadowed w/her marriage to Jose Ferrer. More remembered for her short marriages to Ferrer, and later Hollywood player Frank Overton, Hill was born 100 years ago. ...Miss Hill died in 1993, at age 72, buried with her husband Frank Overton.Tuesday, October 27, 02:22:21pm

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