Nanette Fabray was an American dancer, actress and singer. She kicked-off her acting career in vaudeville. During the 1940s and 1950s she became a musical-theatre actress, earning acclaim for her performance in ‘High Button Shoes.’ She earned a ‘Tony Award’ for her performance in ‘Love Life.’ She bagged in three ‘Emmy Award’ for her role in ‘Ceasar’s Hour.’ She played the lead in the television series ‘One Day at a Time.’ She also appeared in ‘The Band Wagon,’ a musical-comedy film. She was also seen in television series ‘Coach.’ Some of her noteworthy films include ‘The Happy Ending,’ ‘Happy Anniversary and Goodbye,’ ‘The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,’ ‘Fame Is The Name of The Game,’ ‘Harper Valley PTA,’ ‘A Child is Born,’ ‘The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico Country,’ ‘Teresa’s Tattoo,’ and many more.
A bored homemaker walks out of her husband of sixteen years in order to escape her dull and unhappy marriage and travels to Bahamas. There she meets a gigolo, who betrays her when he learns that she is not wealthy. Slowly, she realizes that she cannot buy happiness in this way and returns to find a job and new education opportunity.
A nice but dim-witted blacksmith Charley’s mail-order bride goes missing. When he decides to leave, the townsmen are worried as he is the only blacksmith around, and therefore they pay a local salon girl to pose as the missing bride. Things get complicated when Charley begins to fall in love with her.
The townsfolk of Harper Valley disapprove of the liberal attitude of Stella Johnson, a single mother, and thus make life difficult for her. The school PTA board warn of her daughter’s dismissal in case she does not mend her ways. In turn, Stella reveals their secrets and pretence before deciding to run for the post of PTA president.
A 28-year old novelist who lives with his mother, soon finds himself falling for a beautiful but unstable woman named Mardou Fox. His friend, however, warns him that his affection for Mardou, is the reason for his writer’s block.
Nanette Fabray Awards
|Caesar's Hour||Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series||1957|
|Caesar's Hour||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1956|