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Name: Shelley Fabares  
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Date of Birth: 19th January 1944
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California, USA
Profession: Singer
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Shelley Fabares (born January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer.

Born Michelle Ann Marie Fabares in Santa Monica, California, she is the niece of Nanette Fabray. She got her big break in the role of the teenage daughter on the 1958 television family sitcom, The Donna Reed Show. Her national popularity led to a recording contract and she had two "Top 40" hits including "Johnny Angel" that went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 1962. Fabares left the TV show for a career in film and starred in a number of motion pictures including three Elvis Presley movies: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966) and Clambake (1967).

Fabares married Jan & Dean's record producer Lou Adler in June 1964 before separating in 1966. The couple would later officially divorce many years later, in 1980.

In later years she returned to television, most notably in the role of love-interest/wife, Christine Armstrong Fox, on sitcom, Coach.

Married to actor Mike Farrell, in October of 2000 she received a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis that destroyed her liver.

TV Work

  • The Donna Reed Show (cast member from 1958-1963)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1966) (unaired pilot)
  • U.M.C. (1969)
  • Brian's Song (1971)
  • Two for the Money (1972)
  • The Brian Keith Show (1972-1974)
  • Sky Heist (1975)
  • The Practice (1976-1977)
  • Forever Fernwood (1977-1978)
  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (cast member from 1977-1978)
  • Pleasure Cove (1979)
  • Donovan's Kid (1979)
  • Highcliffe Manor (1979) (canceled after 4 episodes)
  • Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
  • Gridlock (1980)
  • One Day at a Time (cast member from 1981-1984)
  • Memorial Day (1983)
  • The Canterville Ghost (1985)
  • Run Till You Fall (1988)
  • Coach (1989-1997)
  • Deadly Relations (1993)
  • The Great Mom Swap (1995)
  • A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995) (Cameo)
  • Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (voice)
  • Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000)
  • A Nightmare Come True (1997)
  • Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998)


  • The Girl Rush (1955)
  • Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)
  • Never Say Goodbye (1956)
  • The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Summer Love (1958)
  • Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
  • Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
  • Girl Happy (1965)
  • Hold On! (1966)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Clambake (1967)
  • A Time to Sing (1968)
  • Hot Pursuit (1987)
  • Love or Money (1990)
  • Your Studio and You (1995) (short subject)



  • Shelley! (1962) Produced by Stu Phillips, Colpix Records
  • The Things We Did Last Summer (1962) Produced by Stu Phillips, Colpix Records
  • Teenage Triangle (1963) Produced by Stu Phillips, Colpix Records
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Produced by Stu Phillips, Colpix Records

(recorded with The Marcels, James Darren, & Paul Petersen)

  • More Teenage Triangle (1964) Produced by Stu Phillips, Colpix Records
  • The Best of Shelley Fabares (1994) on Rhino Records


  • I Know You'll Be There b/w Lost Summer Love (Vee-Jay VJ 632) - The Fantastic Baggys play (uncredited) backing on Side One

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