Which is actually somewhat surprising when you consider that, given the types of roles that she played over the course of her career, she could have very easily been lost to the mists of time. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, , in Dallas, Texas, and her move toward acting came in a pretty strange way: as a child, she suffered from severe shyness, which became apparent to all when, while in fifth grade, she had to read a book report aloud and got so nervous, that she actually fainted. From that, she moved on to more advanced work.
This elegant lady has defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. 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.
Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. See the full gallery. Sign In. Morgan Fairchild Actress Soundtrack Producer. Down this week. This elegant lady has defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report
She began acting in the late s and early s with continuing roles in several television series. Fairchild has also performed in theater and played guest roles on television comedies, including Murphy Brown for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series , Roseanne , Cybill and Friends. Peppermint Show with host Jerry Haynes. She auditioned three times to be in The Little Group, which was the show's dance group. Also during this time, she appeared in several locally broadcast commercials on Dallas-Fort Worth television stations. Fairchild's first acting job was as a double for Faye Dunaway during filming for the film Bonnie and Clyde , particularly in scenes where Bonnie is supposed to be driving a car, because Dunaway could not drive a stick shift. Fairchild then moved to New York City, where she secured her first credited onscreen role as the maniacal Jennifer Pace in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow from until