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Nanette Fabray, Award-Winning Star of Stage, Film and TV, Dies at 97


FILE - Actress Nanette Fabray poses in her hotel room in New York, April 18, 1997. Fabray has died at age 97. Her son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, said his mother died Feb. 22, 2018, at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of the stage, film and television, has died at 97.

Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, told The Associated Press his mother died Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes Estates.

Fabray launched her career at age 3 as Vaudeville’s singing-dancing Baby Nanette.

On Broadway she won a Tony in 1949 for the musical “Love Life” and was nominated for another for “Mr. President.”

She starred opposite Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the hit 1953 film “The Band Wagon.”

Her television roles included playing Bonnie Franklin’s mother in the hit 1980s sitcom “One Day at a Time.”

She also played the mother of Shelley Fabares, her real-life niece, in the 1990s sitcom “Coach.”

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