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Morgan Fairchild

This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report in class. From the age of 10, she performed in children's plays. Later, she would do dinner theater and stock productions in Dallas. She chose Morgan as a stage name. In 1973, Morgan decided to pursue a career in television; just 6 weeks after moving to New York, she landed the key role of Jennifer in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow (1951); she stayed on until 1977.Morgan moved to Los Angeles, where she originated the role of Jenna Wade on the wildly popular nighttime soap opera Dallas (1978) (Jenna was later portrayed by Priscilla Presley). Morgan made numerous guest appearances on television series. She played Constance (Weldon) Carlyle in Flamingo Road (1980), and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress; that was her breakout series that propelled her to stardom.Morgan continued to perform in live theater, her acclaimed portrayal of Skye in the off-Broadway comedy "Geniuses" helped make it one of the "Top Ten Plays" of the year according to Time Magazine and the New York Times. Other stage appearances have included productions of "Goodbye Charlie" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." On television, she played the naughty Racine in the soap opera Paper Dolls (1984) in 1984. Later, she starred in the soap opera Falcon Crest (1981) from 1985-86, having made a niche for herself playing ambitious beauties. Morgan received an Emmy nomination for a special episode of Murphy Brown (1988).Morgan has shared some of her beauty secrets by authoring the book "Super Looks" which is a complete guide that includes makeup, exercise, and diet tips. Morgan is a member of the Entertainment Industry AIDS Task Force. She is an active speaker on environmental issues and helped found the Environmental Communications Office, which encourages entertainment industry professionals to become better educated and more active on environmental issues. Morgan is a collector of movie memorabilia (particularly anything about Marilyn Monroe) and antique clothing. She is a ballet fan and is also interested in anthropology and paleontology; Morgan is truly a brainy beauty.

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Feb 3, 1950 In Dallas, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Bob Newhart Show 1972-09-16
Latest Project:
Series Revenge 2011-09-21

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Revenge
Poster of Chuck
Poster of Bones
Poster of Friends
Happily Divorced Unknown 2011-06-15
Chemistry Unknown 2011-08-19
Revenge Unknown 2011-09-21
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
Men in Trees Unknown 2006-09-12
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
That '80s Show Unknown 2002-01-23
Maybe It's Me Unknown 2001-09-14
Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
The New Addams Family Unknown 1998-10-19
V.I.P. Unknown 1998-09-26
Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
The Angry Beavers Unknown 1994-09-21
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Home Improvement Unknown 1991-09-17
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
North and South, Book II Burdetta Halloran 1986-05-04
North & South: Book 1, North & South Burdetta Halloran 6 episodes, 1985 1985-11-03
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Dallas Unknown 1978-04-02
Mork & Mindy Unknown 1978-09-14
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
The Amazing Spider-Man Unknown 1977-09-14
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04