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Fairchild, Morgan 1950-


Original name, Patsy Ann McClenny; born February 3, 1950, in Dallas, TX; daughter of Edward Milton and Martha Jane (a high school English teacher; maiden name, Hartt) McClenny; sister of Cathryn Hartt (an actress; original name, Cathy Jane McClenny); married Jack Calmes, 1967 (divorced, 1973). Education: Attended Southern Methodist University. Avocational Interests: Collecting movie memorabilia (especially Marilyn Monroe memorabilia), collecting antique clothing, anthropology and paleontology, ballet.


Agent—Bauman, Redanty and Shaul Agency, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 473, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Manager—Bob McGowan, McGowan-Rodriguez Management, 7833 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 103, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress. Performed as a child at Highland Park Children's Theatre and as a teenager at Theatre Three, both Dallas, TX. Appeared in television commercials, beginning 1975, including work on behalf of Old Navy retail stores, 1997-2004; promoter of Morgan Fairchild Jewelry by Diamonique, 1991-92, and Morgan Fairchild's Pure Effect Skin Care, 2002-04; appeared in various other "infomercials." Hollywood Women's Political Committee, member of board of directors; AIDS Project Los Angeles, member of board of governors; Americans for AIDS Research, member of board of directors; Environmental Communications Office, founding member; member of the Entertainment Industry AIDS Task Force; also involved with pro-choice organizations.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television drama series, 1982, for Flamingo Road; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding leading actress in a primetime serial, 1986, for Falcon Crest; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 1990, for "TV or Not TV," Murphy Brown.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jennifer Pace, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1973-77.

Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1981-82.

Host, The Shape of Things, NBC, 1982.

Racine, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984.

On Top All over the World, syndicated, 1985.

Jordan Roberts, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1985-86.

Sydney Chase/Debbie Tompkins, The City (also known as Loving), ABC, 1995-96.

Nora Tyler Bing, a recurring role, Friends, NBC, between 1995 and 2001.

Sydney Chase, General Hospital, 1996.

Andrea Thorpe, a recurring role, Cybill, CBS, 1996-97.

Sophia Blakely, Fashion House, MyNetwork, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dulcie Warren, The Dream Merchants, syndicated, 1980.

Burdetta Halloran, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Burdetta Halloran, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (also known as The Golden Years of SherlockHolmes and Sherlock Holmes and the Merry Widow), syndicated, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jennifer Lawrence, The Initiation of Sarah, ABC, 1978.

Dana Morgan, Murder in Music City (also known as The Country Music Murders and The Country Western Murders), NBC, 1979.

Lisa Eddington, The Memory of Eva Ryker, CBS, 1980.

Stella Walker, The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite, syndicated, 1981.

Judy Wellman, Honeyboy, NBC, 1982.

Lady Marian, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, ABC, 1984.

Renee DeSalles, Time Bomb, NBC, 1984.

Laura Cassidy/Eva Bomberg, Street of Dreams, CBS, 1988.

Lucy, The Haunting of Sarah Hardy, USA Network, 1989.

Loretta, How to Murder a Millionaire (also known as Bad Times in Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hills Get Rich Quick Murders, The Couch Potato Murders, and Your Money or Your Wife), CBS, 1990.

Paula Preston, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990.

Gina, Mob Boss, 1990.

Magenta Hart, Writer's Block, USA Network, 1991.

Leslie Phillips, Even Angels Fall, 1992.

Alana Westbrook, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Unhappy Birthday), NBC, 1993.

Satin Chow, Based on an Untrue Story, Fox, 1993.

Valerie St. Vincent, Dead Man's Island, CBS, 1996.

Commander Sigrid Ivarsdattar, Star Command (also known as In the Fold), 1996.

Diana Astin, Into the Arms of Danger (also known as Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger and Running Wild), NBC, 1997.

Trina Goodwin, The Initiation of Sarah, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Women Who Rate a "10," NBC, 1981.

Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamour (also known as Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamour), NBC, 1981.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #7, CBS, 1982.

Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, NBC, 1982.

Bob Hope's Stars over Texas (also known as Stars over Texas), NBC, 1982.

Bob Hope's Women I Love—Beautiful but Funny (also known as Women I Love—Beautiful but Funny), NBC, 1982.

Magic with the Stars, NBC, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982.

Whatever Became of?, ABC, 1982.

Host, Battle of the Network Stars XIV, ABC, 1983.

Bob Hope Goes to College, NBC, 1983.

The Magic of David Copperfield (also known as The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears), CBS, 1983.

Host, Blondes versus Brunettes, ABC, 1984.

Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984.

(Uncredited) Audience member, Olympic Gala, 1984.

Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985, NBC, 1985.

Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985.

Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed, ABC, 1985.

Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene, NBC, 1986.

Sex, Violence and Values: Changing Images, ABC, 1986.

Texas 150: A Celebration Special, ABC, 1986.

Coanchor, The National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, syndicated, 1987.

Host, Our Planet Tonight, NBC, 1987.

Bob Hope's Christmas Show, NBC, 1987.

Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987.

Host, The Mrs. America Pageant, ABC, 1988.

Disney's "Magic in the Magic Kingdom" (also known as Magic in the Magic Kingdom), NBC, 1988.

Friday Night Surprise! (also known as Surprise!), NBC, 1988.

Hope News Network (also known as Bob Hope's News Network), NBC, 1988.

Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration (also known as New FriendsSea World Comes to Texas), CBS, 1988.

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand, The Family Channel, 1989.

Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business, NBC, 1990.

Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (also known as Hollywood Celebrates Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday), CBS, 1990.

Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990.

Sex, Drugs, and Consequences, ABC, 1996.

Joan, "Teenager Confidential," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC 1998.

"Morgan Fairchild," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro, USA Network, 2003.

TV's Most Memorable Weddings, NBC, 2003.

CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs, Country Music Television, 2004.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Celebrity Food Fight, Food Network, 2006.

MyNetwork TV Premiere Special, MyNetwork, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Allison, "A Hair Trigger Away," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Cynthia Holmes, "My Fair Fonzie," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1977.

Felice Winters, "Daughter of Evil," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1977.

Linda/Bianca, "Grand Delusion," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1977.

"Downshift," Switch, CBS, 1977.

Lisa Farrell, "A Point of View," Rafferty, CBS, 1977.

Claire Blake, "The Ten-Second Client," Rosetti and Ryan, NBC, 1977.

Jenna Wade, "Old Acquaintances," Dallas, CBS, 1978.

Scotty McKay, "A Dangerous Affair," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978.

Susan Taylor, "Mork's First Christmas," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1978.

Susan Taylor, "Mork's Seduction," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1978.

Cheryl, "Murder with Pretty People," Police Woman, NBC, 1978.

Lisa Benson, "Night of the Clones," The Amazing Spider-Man (also known as Spiderman), CBS, 1978.

Sweepstakes, NBC, 1978.

Susan Taylor, "Mork Goes Erk," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1979.

Time Express, CBS, 1979.

Melissa Nelson, "The Venus Microbe," A Man Called Sloane, NBC, 1979.

Big Shamus, Little Shamus, CBS, 1979.

Michelle Flemming, "The Copy-Writer/The Tigure Skater," Time Express, 1979.

Selene, "Makin' Tracks," Young Maverick, CBS, 1980.

Jenny Boyer, "Farnsworth's Fling/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie, and Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith/Three in Bed: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Alex Houston/Catherine Hailey, "Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982.

Catherine Hailey/Alex Houston, "Ki'is Don't Lie," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982.

Star Search, 1984.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1984.

Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1985.

Julia St. Martin/Kelly Green, "TV or Not TV," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989.

Diana Thackery, "Macho Stupid Guy Time," My Two Dads, NBC, 1989.

Attitudes, Lifetime, 1989.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, syndicated, 1989.

Marla, "It's No Place like Home for the Holidays," Roseanne, ABC, 1992.

Marla, "Ladies' Choice," Roseanne, ABC, 1992.

Marla, "Stand on Your Man," Roseanne, ABC, 1992.

The Howard Stern Show, 1992.

Iris Novaro, "Murder at a Discount," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Miranda, "Pheromone, My Lovely," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Caroline, Robin's Hoods, syndicated, 1994.

June Ward, "Who Killed Romeo?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Pamela Dorn, "My Four Husbands," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Zoe, "Best Friends," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994.

Jackie Sykes, "My Dinner with Andrew," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Mona DuBois, "Gigolo Guy," Head over Heels, UPN, 1997.

Herself, "Bridesface Revisited," The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1997.

Herself, "Obsession," Night Stand (also known as Dick Dietrich's "Night Stand"), syndicated, 1997.

Herself, "Mr. Likeable," Home Improvement, ABC, 1998.

Lady Pretensia, "Thing's Romance," The New Addams Family, Fox Family Channel and Fox Kids, 1999.

Herself, "Three Days to a Kill," V.I.P. (also known as V.I. P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

Jackie, "Dharma Does Dallas," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Merle "Bird," "Teased," 7th Heaven (also known as 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2001.

So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2001.

Meris Wheeler, "Panacea," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), UPN, 2002.

Meris Wheeler, "Chant Down Babylon," Roswell (also known as Roswell High), UPN, 2002.

Gwendolynne Gold, "Limbo," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Big Kimberly, "The Quahog Festival Episode," Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2002.

Cossima Blair, "Beach Party," That '80s Show, Fox, 2002.

Lily Barton, "Pictures of Lily," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003.

"Four Actresses," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks and Sidewalks Entertainment Hour), 2003.

Pyramid (also known as The $100,00 Pyramid), syndicated, 2003.

Carolyn, "Going Mobile," That '70s Show, Fox, 2004.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Soap Talk, Soap Network, 2004.

Judge, He's a Lady, TBS, 2004.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2005.

Contestant, But Can They Sing?, VH1, 2005.

"Holiday Moments," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Top 10 TV Dynamic Duos," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006.

"Top 10 TV Weddings," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006.

"Top Ten Musical Moments," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006.

Donna, "Young People Have Phlegm Too," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2007.

ReNew Orleans, 2007.

Appeared in an episode of Nightline, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Kate Harper and Carla Wade, Concrete Cowboys (also known as Ramblin' Man), CBS, 1979.

Suzy, Escapade, CBS, 1979.

Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1980.

Racine, Paper Dolls, 1982.

Hotel, ABC, 1983.

Catherine Harcourt, Just Deserts, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 54th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1982.

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1988.

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.

Presenter, 23rd Annual International Emmys Gala Awards, 1995.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Other:

Irmgard Hoelzl, Das Paradies am ende der berge, 1993.

Babylonia Fine, I Was a Teenage Faust, Showtime, 2001.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) A Bullet for Pretty Boy, American International Pictures, 1970.

Jamie Douglas, The Seduction, Avco-Embassy, 1981.

Jamie Douglas (in archival footage), Terror in the Aisles (also known as Time for Terror), 1984.

Dottie, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985.

Raysha Shay, Red-Headed Stranger, Alive Films, 1986.

Katherine Van Buren, Campus Man, Paramount, 1987.

Jane Mallory and Sharon Burton, Deadly Illusion (also known as I Love You to Death and Love You to Death), Grey Matter Entertainment, 1987.

The queen, Sleeping Beauty (also known as Cannon Movie Tales: Sleeping Beauty and Sleeping Beauty: A Cannon Film), Cannon, 1987.

Lisa, Midnight Cop (also known as Killing Blue), Vidmark, 1989.

Mayor Karen Wilton, Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge, Fries, 1989.

Stewardess, Freaked (also known as Hideous Mutant Freekz), 1993.

Beth Chaney, Body Chemistry 3 (also known as Body Chemistry 3: Point of Seduction and Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III), New Horizons Home Video, 1994.

Camella Swales, Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (also known as Virgin Hunters), Paramount, 1994.

(Uncredited) Herself, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994.

District attorney, Criminal Hearts, Libra Home Entertainment, 1995.

Peyton, Venus Rising, IRS Releasing, 1995.

Sister Fabijana Zovko, Gospa!, Penland, 1995.

Camella Swales (in archive footage), Bimbo Movie Bash, Amazing Fantasy Entertainment, 1997.

Herself, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998.

Angie, Shattered Illusions, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Lorraine, Nice Guys Sleep Alone, Asylum, 1999.

Mrs. Kirtland, Held for Ransom, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2000.

Mrs. Miller, Unshackled, Nantucket Limited, 2000.

Terry, Peril (also known as The Cursed), Artist View Entertainment, 2000.

Courtney Vandermint, Teddy Bears' Picnic (also known as Call o' the Glen), Magnolia Pictures, 2001.

Felicia, Jungle Juice, 2001.

Debbie, Arizona Summer, Skyline West Pictures, 2003.

Carter's mom, Knuckle Sandwich, 2004, Westlake Entertainment Group, 2007.

Phyllis Hale, Shock to the System, Regent Releasing, 2006.

Cathy Wanton, The Sno Cone Stand Inc, Slappy K-Nappy Productions, 2008.

Sheila, The Steamroom, First Amendment Entertainment, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Skye Bullene, Geniuses, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, 1985.

Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, 1990.

Crimes of the Heart, Falcon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999-2000.

Ellen Gordon, High Infidelity, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Major Tours:

Charlie, Goodbye Charlie, 1983.

Lorelei Lee, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1986.

Lina Lamont, Singin' in the Rain, U.S. cities, 2002.

Mrs. Robinson, The Graduate, U.S. cities, 2004-2005.


Audio Books; Reader:

Malibu, by Pat Booth, Random House, 1990.

A Ruling Passion, by Judith Michael, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Murder in Hollywood: An Ellery Queen Mystery, Audio Renaissance, 1992.

Murder with a Twist: An Ellery Queen Mystery, Audio Renaissance, 1992.

For Love Alone, by Ivana Trump, Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Single, White Female, by John Lutz, Audio Renaissance, 1992.

Miami, by Pat Booth, Publishing Mill, 1992.

Notes from the Country Club, by Kim Wozencraft, Audio Renaissance, 1993.

Free to Love, by Ivana Trump, Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Hawk O'Toole's Hostage, by Sandra Brown, Bantam Doubleday, 1996.

Tell Me Your Dreams, by Sidney Sheldon, Audio Renaissance, 1998.


Morgan Fairchild Stress Management Program, 1991.

Also appeared in the educational video Safe Sex for Men and Women.

Video Games:

Voice, Multimedia Celebrity Poker, New World Computing/Dreamers Guild, 1995.


(With Mort Persky) One Woman: Morgan Fairchild, 1983.

(With Deborah Patton) Morgan Fairchild's Super Looks, Pocket Books (New York City), 1984.



Fairchild, Morgan, and Mort Persky, One Woman: Morgan Fairchild, 1983.


People Weekly, October 19, 1998, p. 14.

TV Guide, January 13, 1996.


Morgan Fairchild Official Site,http://www.morganfairchild.com, January 17, 2008.


"Morgan Fairchild" (television special), Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

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