Michelle Fabares, 19 January 1944, Santa Monica, California, USA. Fabares, whose music career was highlighted by the 1962 US number 1 song Johnny Angel, was the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. Turning to acting herself, Fabares debuted as Trudy in the television series Annie Oakley. She subsequently landed roles in such 50s movies as Never Say Goodbye, Rock, Pretty Baby and Summer Love, before being offered the part of Mary Stone in the US television situation comedy The Donna Reed Show in 1958. As the shows popularity rose, both she and series co-star Paul Petersen signed recording contracts with Colpix Records. Fabares was given the ballad Johnny Angel, written by Lee Pockriss and Lyn Duddy, and after its debut on the television show, the single quickly rose to number 1. Three follow-up singles did not fare nearly as well, and neither did the two albums she recorded for Colpix. In 1964 Fabares married record producer Lou Adler, who...
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