Nita Talbot is an American actress. Anita Sokol, her birth name, was born on 8th August 1930 in New York, New York City, US. She is also known as Ginger Grey. In 1949, she made her debut in films with the movie ‘It's a Great Feeling’; she appeared as a model in the movie. Further, she was offered several screen roles. In 1965, she appeared as the love-starved switchboard operator in ‘A Very Special Favor’ and in ‘Buck and the Preacher’ as the brassy Madame Esther in the year 1972. She has made her appearance in the films like ‘Bright Leaf’ (1950), ‘This Could Be the Night’ (1957), ‘I Married a Woman’ (1958), ‘ Who’s Got the Action?’(1962), ‘The Day of the Locust’ (1975) and a few more. Talbot has also appeared on the television.

She has played the roles of Iris Anderson in an episode of ‘Perry Mason’, in the ‘The Thin Man’ as con-woman Blondie Collins, struggling actress/con-woman in ‘Mike Hammer’ (1958-59), resourceful girl Friday Dora Miles on ‘The Jim Backus Show’ and ultra-cynical Rose in ‘Starting from Scratch’ (1988). Nita appeared in CBS sitcom, ‘Funny Face’ in the year 1971; the show starred Sandy Duncan. She has also appeared in the many TV series as ‘Man Against Crime’, ‘Bournbon Street Beat’, ‘The Secret Storm’ and ‘Supertrain’. She had big roles in the TV series ‘Search for Tomorrow’ and ‘General Hospital’. In 1997, she gave voice to the character of Anastasia Hardy, the businesswoman mother of Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, in the animated series ‘Spider-Man’, it was her recent role. She has received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in ‘Hogan Heroes’ (1967-68).

Nanette Fabray English Actress

Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray is a dancer, singer and actress of American origin. Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares, her birth name, she was born on 27th October 1920 in the city of San Diego in California. Her father, Raul Bernard Fabares, was a train conductor and her mother, Lily Agnes McGovern, was a housewife.Her family lived in the city of Los Angeles. Fabray's mother engaged her in theatres since her childhood. She learned tap dancing at a very young age. At the age of three, she appeared first time on stage as 'Miss New Year's Eve 1923' held at Million Dollar Theater. She frequently appeared in production of vaudeville as a singer and dancer in her childhood. She has worked with the stars as Ben Turpin. In the Great Depression period, her mother made their home into boarding place; it was then run by Fabray and other children of Fabray family. Her parents divorced when she was nine but decided to stay together for financial reasons. She attended Max Reinhardt School of the Theatre on scholarship in her early teenage years. In 1939, she graduated from Hollywood High School. In the fall of 1939, she joined Los Angeles Junior College but opted out few months after. She carried a hearing problem since the young age and was revealed in her 20s, and it happened to be the suggestion by a teacher to take a hearing test. In 1939, she made her debut in films by appearing in the movie ‘The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex’ as ladies in waiting. The same year, she made her appearance in two more films of Warner Brothers namely ‘The Monroe Doctrine’ and ‘A Child is Born’; though she was not able to earn a long-term contract. In 1940, she appeared in the stage production ‘Meet the People’ in Los Angeles; it toured the following year in the US. She sang the opera aria ‘Caro nome’ from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ and also did tap dancing within the show. The conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodzinski, got impressed by Fabray’s performance and offered her sponsorship of operatic vocal training at the Juilliard School. During the second half of 1941, Fabray studied opera at Juilliard and performed in her first Broadway musical ‘Let’s Face It!’ along with Danny Kaye and Eve Arden. Later, she opted out of the school spending five months there, as she preferred musical theatre over the opera. Fabray then starred in the productions as ‘By Jupiter’ (1942), ‘My Dear Public’ (1943), ‘Bloomer Girl’ (1946), ‘High Button Shoes’ (1947) and ‘Arms and the Girl’ (1950). For her musical performance in the ‘Love Life’, she received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress. She also earned a Tony nomination for ‘Mr. President’ in the year of 1963; which was a comeback of Fabray on stage after eleven years. In the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared on the shows like ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, ‘The Arthur Murray Party’ and ‘Texaco Star Theater’. She won three Emmys for the ‘Caesar’s Hour’ show from 1954 to 1956. She played the role of main lead’s mother in the shows like ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘Coach’. She also acted in the shows like ‘The Carol Burnett Show’, ‘Burke’s Law’, ‘American Style’, ‘The Love Boat’ and many more. In 1953, her role of Betty Comden in MGM’s ‘The Band Wagon’ became very well-known. Her recent appearance was in the year of 2007; she made her appearance in ‘The Damsel Dialogues’ by Miriam Nelson. She married Dave Tebet, vice-president of NBC. After getting separated with Tebet, she married Ranald MacDougall, screenwriter and once the president of the Writers Guild of America. They were blessed with one child. Fabray has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Rose Marie

Rose Marie Mazetta was born August 15, 1923. Professionally known as Rose Marie, she was an amazing American actress. As a child performer she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie. She started her career at a local radio station when she was just 4 years old. She then moved on to work at a bigger radio station after just some months. She was already a big personality by the time she was 5 years old, working on her own program on NBC. She had performed with other big celebrities, like Benny Goodman and Rudy Vallee, as well. Her movie debut happened in the 1933 film, International House. She worked alongside major stars like Bela Lugosi, W. C. Fields, and Cab Calloway. Her trademark style was wearing a bowtie in her hair, she started when she was a little kid and continued in her later years as well. Her voice and looks appeared to make her look like an adult, so much so that people actually thought that she was a midget when she worked on her radio programs. To do away with this myth her channel NBC made her travel on tour to various states so that people could actually believe that the person behind that adult and hoarse voice was a little kid. After turning 11 she began to be known as just ‘Rose Marie’, thereby dropping her earlier ‘Baby’ prefix. She continued her reign even as a teenager. She performed at various night-clubs all over the country and also opened the first ever casino club called The Flamingo along with Xavier Cugat and Jimmy Durante. For the following years she was a famous performer in the clubs of Las Vegas, performing regularly at various well-known joints. Between 1930 and 1938, she made 17 recordings, three of which were unissued. Her first issued record, that was done on March 10, 1932, featured accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson's band, one of the premier black jazz orchestras Rose Marie is credited for creating situational comedy shows as well. Some of her good works were My Sister Eileen, S.W.A.P., The Doris Day Show, The Bob Cummings Show and Honeymoon Suite. Her most famous role was on the show The Dick Van Dyke Show, a classic comedy. Her character was that of an independent woman called Sally Rogers. Rose got nominated thrice in the Emmys for this show. Later, variety television shows became a natural for the comedienne-vocalist. Rose Marie made numerous appearances with other stars like Jackie Gleason, Mike Douglas, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Merv Griffin, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore, Milton Berle, George Gobel, Red Skelton, Gary Moore, and Johnny Carson. She also appeared on game shows such as Hollywood Squares.

Rose Marie English Actress