Shelley Fabares Bio | Age, Children, Husband, Net worth
- Name: Shelley Fabares
- Occupation: Artist
- Citizenship: American
- Ethnicity: White
Shelley Fabares is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Christian Armstrong on the sitcom “Coach,” which aired from 1989-1997.
How old is Shelley Fabares now?
Michele Ann Marie Fabares, known professionally as Shelley Fabares, was born January 19, 1944, in Santa Monica, California, the U.S.
Her father, James Alan Fabares, was from Algiers, New Orleans, and her mother was Elsa R. Eyler. Her aunt is a famous actress Nanette Fabares, and her sibling includes an older sister named Nanette.
The talented actress and singer are no doubt educated. However, information about her educational background isn’t known by the media.
Shelley Fabares movies and TV shows
Shelley’s acting debut started from the tender age of three; at age 10, she was cast on “The Clara Schuman Story,” released in 1954.
Her television appearances include roles in “The Girl Rush, Rock Pretty Baby!, Jeanne Eagels and 1958 Summer Love”. Aside from acting on-screen, she also performed in theatre.
In 1958, Shelley had a recurring role in the family sitcom “The Donna Reed Show.” She played the role of Mary Stone in the series, which ran from 1958 to 1966; she soon became teens’ audience favorite, earning her a “Lifetime Achievement” Award.
Shelley Fabares and Elvis
In 1964 Shelley got a lead role in ” Wild Surf” and “Girl Happy” 1965. She later appeared in “A Time to Sing as the love interest of a young Hank Williams Jr. in 1968.
After the late 1960s, she ran out of film roles and struggled to find work; Shelley went back to guest starring on shows, where she had minor roles.
Fortunately, she landed a regular role on the first episode of “The Little People,” which aired from 1972 to 1974 with 47 episodes. After the end of the show, she resumed guest shots in T.V. shows.
From 1976 to 1977, the young actress had a regular role on “The Practice with Danny Thomas” and “Forever Fernwood.”
From the beginning of the 1980s to the end, Shelley starred in T.V. shows and movies. In 1989, she was cast for the role of Christine Armstrong Fox on the sitcom “Coach.”
The play soon became a hit and aired until 1997. After the end of Coach, she voiced the role of Martha “Ma” Kent on “Superman: The Animated Series” in 1997, 2003, and 2006. From 2004 to 2011, she went into producing the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Shelley Fabares is also a talented singer, two songs from her first album were included in the “Top 40” hits, while her single “Jonny Angel” was ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1962.
The song also peaked at number 41 in U.K. Chart and was certified gold with over one million copies sold.
After the first album’s success, the second album, “The Things We Did Last Summer,” was released. The album also included two hit songs, “Johnny Loves Me” and “The Things We Did Last Summer.”
Who is Shelley Fabares husband?
Shelley Fabares, in 1964, got married to producer Lou Alder; however, the couple got separated in 1966 and later divorced in 1980.
Shelley Fabares and Mike Farrell
Four years later, in 1984, the actress and singer married fellow actor Mike Farrell and has been with him to date.
What disease does Shelley Fabares have?
In 2000, Shelley was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and had a successful liver transplant in October 2000.
Shelley Fabares Net Worth
From a career in acting and singing, Shelley Fabares has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million.