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RIP Nanette Fabray (1920-2018) (1 Viewer)

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I always loved her. I have many of her cast album recordings from Broadway (thankfully she came to Broadway just at the right time when cast recordings were starting to be made), and I always enjoyed her as a guest star on Carol Burnett's variety show and her other various guest appearances. I never could understand why they didn't try more often to mount a new television series around her.
 

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From what I understand, she had hearing problems throughout her life that make it all the more impressive that she had such career longevity.
 

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A series of operations eventually restored much of her hearing, but for the largest part of her career on the stage and TV, she had profound hearing loss.
 

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Nanette Fabray was always bursting with enthusiasm and was, of course, a tireless spokesperson for the hearing-impaired. Although her film appearances were infrequent, she's a total dynamo in Vincent Minnelli's classic "The Band Wagon" (1953), especially in her ebullient "Louisiana Hayride" and hilarious "Triplets" numbers. She will be missed.
 

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Farewell in February to Miss Fabray; a life well lived.:cool:
 

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Always loved her growing up, but I recently got the early "lost" Carol Burnett Show episodes where she was a frequent guest and really fell in love with her. She was remarkable in sketch comedy. And in one she performed a beautiful rendition of "Over the Rainbow" in sign language. RIP to a very talented, lovely woman.
 

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I guess I was to young to remember her film career. I only recall those silly commercials where her hair blew back and she'd say "sometimes cooking can be a bore". Don't even know what product she was trying to sell.

Kind of sad, but I guess anything goes when in search of the almighty $.
 

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