Friday, February 23, 2018

Nanette Fabray

Tony- and Emmy-winning actress; singer and dancer -- via the New York Times. AKA Nanette Ruby Bernadette Fabares. She started off dancing in vaudeville. Her first film appearance was in 1939; she made her mark on Broadway in the 1940s and 1950s, earning a Tony for the musical Love Life in 1948. Her biggest hit in film was appearing as the female comic lead in The Band Wagon, 1953, playing a fictional version of Betty Comden. She was huge in television, winning multiple Emmys for her work on Caesar's Hour (1954-1956), and later guesting on many, many programs.