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Nanette Fabray dies at 97


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From the New York Times:


Nanette Fabray, whose enthusiastic charm, wide smile and diverse talents made her a Tony Award-winning performer in the 1940s and an Emmy Award-winning comic actress in the 1950s, died on Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes, Calif. She was 97.

Her son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, confirmed her death.

Ms. Fabray was 28 when she received the Tony for best actress in a musical for her performance in “Love Life,” a collection of sketches with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Kurt Weill. It was her seventh Broadway show and followed her success in Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn’s “High Button Shoes” the season before. Brooks Atkinson, writing about that musical in The New York Times, had called her “a neatly designed show-shop ingénue with considerable crackle.”



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