Shelley Fabares Net Worth

Shelley Fabares Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michele Ann Marie Fabares net worth is
$1.5 Million

Michele Ann Marie Fabares Wiki Biography

Michele Ann Marie Fabares was born on 19 January 1944, in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is a singer and actress, probably best known for her appearances in shows such as “The Donna Reed Show” and “Coach”. She also appeared with Elvis Presley in three films, and had a recording of “Johnny Angel” which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. All her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Shelley Fabares? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She also had a recording contract and has won numerous awards for her work on television, in film and music. All of these have ensured her current wealth.

Shelley Fabares Net Worth $1.5 Million

Fabares was raised in a family familiar with the acting world as she was the niece of actress Nanette Fabray. She started her acting career at the age of 10, appearing in an episode of “Letter to Loretta”. She continued with various guest appearances until she was given the role of Mary Stone in “The Donna Reed Show”, which aired from 1958 to 1963. Her net worth was established.

Her popularity in the show led to her musical talent being discovered, and she was eventually given a recording contract. “Johnny Angel” became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold over one million copies certifying it gold. She then left “The Donna Reed Show” to pursue film opportunities, but later returned as a recurring guest of the show. She also stopped her music career when she started to make more films, transitioning from child roles to more mature adult roles. She appeared in various films such as “Clambake”, “Spinout”, and “Girl Happy” which were all Elvis Presley movies. She also played romantic interests of characters in “Hold On!” and “A Time to Sing”. In the 1970s, she returned to television, and subsequently made numerous appearances in shows such as “Fantasy Island”, “Mannix”, “Mary Hartman” and “The Rockford Files”. She was also known for being part of the television movie “Brian’s Song”, which starred Billy Dee Williams. Shelley was then cast in “One Day at a Time” during the 1980s. In 1989, she would become a part of the series “Coach” and would be nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 1994, she was given a “Lifetime Achievement” Award from the Young Artist Foundation for her role in “The Donna Reed Show”. She also tried her hand at voice acting, lending her voice for “Superman: The Animated Series”, and also voiced for an episode of “Justice League” and the film “Superman: Braniac Attacks”.

For her personal life, Shelley married Lou Adler in 1964 but they separated two years later, eventually divorcing in 1980. Four years after the divorce, she married actor Mike Farrell who had two children from a previous marriage. Shelley received a liver transplant during 2000 which saved her life. She was also known to be lifelong friends with Annette Funicello who passed away due to multiple sclerosis in 2013.

Full NameShelley Fabares
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 19, 1944
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, Singer
SpouseLou Adler (m. 1964; div. 1980), Mike Farrell (m. 1984)
ParentsElsa Fabares, James Fabares
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, Emmy Award (1994)
Albums"Shelley!", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "Teenage Triangle", Soundtracks:"Spring Fever" (1965), "Make Me Happy" (1966), "Next Time I Say Goodbye I'm Leaving" (1968)
Movies"Girl Happy" (1965), "Spinout" (1966), "Clambake" (1967) "Johnny Angel" (1962), “Justice League”, “Superman: Braniac Attacks”
TV Shows“Fantasy Island”, “Mannix”, “Mary Hartman”,“The Rockford Files”, The Donna Reed Show (1958–1963), "Coach" (1989–1997), “Fantasy Island”, “Mannix”, “Mary Hartman”
1Appeared with her aunt, Nanette Fabray, on One Day at a Time (1975) and the April 15, 1975 episode of The Hollywood Squares (1965).
2Her mother died from Alzheimer's.
3Considered Donna Reed as her second mother.
4Her sister, Smokey, gave her away at her marriage to Mike Farrell.
5Her' three movies with Elvis Presley--Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966) and Clambake (1967)--were not the only associations she had had with "The King." When her one-hit-wonder "Johnny Angel" topped the charts on April 7, 1962, she was ousted from the #1 position two weeks later by Presley's "Good Luck Charm." The two future co-stars held the #1 and #2 chart positions through late April into May 1962. Incidentally, backing Fabares on "Johnny Angel" were Glen Campbell (guitar), Hal Blaine (drums), The Blossoms (backing vocals), etc.
6Carl Betz starred as her father in The Donna Reed Show (1958) and the movie Spinout (1966).
7Frank Sinatra once sang to her on one of his TV specials in the 1950s.
8Stepmother of Erin Farrell and Michael Farrell.
9Is portrayed by Lorraine Landry in A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)
10Is the best friend of Annette Funicello.
11Received a liver transplant in October 2000. Her liver failed due to an auto-immune disorder.
12During the mid-1980s she and Heather Langenkamp teamed up for a Murder, She Wrote (1984)-style pilot for a TV series called Suburban Beat (1985). They were cast as housewives who solved mysteries.
13Niece of Nanette Fabray.
14Some sources give her year of birth as 1942 and others as 1946. The year on her birth certificate is 1944.


Superman: Brainiac Attacks2006VideoMartha Kent (voice)
Justice League2003TV SeriesMartha Kent
Superman1996-1999TV SeriesMartha Kent
Biography1998TV Series documentaryNarrator
Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie1998TV MovieNancy Erickson
Coach1989-1997TV SeriesChristine Armstrong
A Nightmare Come True1997TV MovieLily Zarn
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton1996TV MovieMartha Kent (voice)
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story1995TV MovieShelley Fabares (uncredited)
The Great Mom Swap1995TV MovieMillie Ridgeway
A Whole New Ballgame1995TV SeriesChristine Armstrong
Your Studio and You1995ShortShelley Fabares (uncredited)
Deadly Relations1993TV MovieShirley Fagot
Love or Money1990Lu Ann Reed
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesLiza Caspar
Run Till You Fall1988TV MovieKathy Reuben
Hot Pursuit1987Buffy Cronenberg
Newhart1987TV SeriesDiane Beckwith
The Canterville Ghost1985TV MovieLucy
Suburban Beat1985TV MovieMimi
The Love Boat1980-1985TV SeriesMayor Frances Hardy / Mary Frances Bellflower / Cathy
One Day at a Time1978-1984TV SeriesFrancine Webster
Memorial Day1983TV MovieEllie Walker
ABC Afterschool Specials1983TV SeriesFran Brogliatti
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesBarbara Newton
Mork & Mindy1980-1981TV SeriesCathy McConnell
Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesLinda Graham / Emily Parkins / Eva Capos / ...
Gridlock1980TV MovieLouise Gregory
Friendships, Secrets and Lies1979TV MovieMary Alice
Hello, Larry1979TV SeriesMarion Alder
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1979TV SeriesGrace Donovan
Donovan's Kid1979TV MovieGrace Donovan
Pleasure Cove1979TV MovieHelen Perlmutter
Highcliffe Manor1979TV SeriesHelen Straight Blacke
The Incredible Hulk1978TV SeriesHolly Cooper
Vega$1978TV SeriesLinda Stockwood
Lucan1978TV Series
Forever Fernwood1977TV SeriesEleanor Major
The Practice1976-1977TV SeriesJenny Bedford
Spencer's Pilots1976TV SeriesAnnette collier
Marcus Welby, M.D.1976TV SeriesNorma Fritchie
Barnaby Jones1975TV SeriesSusan Burke
Medical Center1969-1975TV Series'Mike' Carter
Medical Story1975TV SeriesSusan Duffy
Matt Helm1975TV SeriesChris Tina
Sky Heist1975TV MovieLisa
The Rookies1975TV SeriesAnn McNeal
The Rockford Files1974TV SeriesJolene Hyland
Ironside1974TV SeriesCharlotte Black
Police Story1974TV SeriesAnnette Weiner
The Brian Keith Show1972-1974TV SeriesDr. Anne Jamison
Cade's County1972TV SeriesStephanie Grainger
Two for the Money1972TV MovieBethany Hagan
McCloud1972TV SeriesNatalie Rudell
Love, American Style1969-1972TV Series segment "Love and the New Size 8" / Julie segment "Love and the Fuzz" / Sheila segment "Love and Mother"
- Love and the Lady Athlete/Love and the Lady Killers/Love and the New Size 8/Love and the Single Sister 1972 ... segment "Love and the New Size 8"
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1971TV SeriesLorraine Latham
Brian's Song1971TV MovieJoy Piccolo
Longstreet1971TV SeriesMarianne Franklin
Mannix1971TV SeriesGwen Townsend
The Interns1971TV SeriesCatherine
Bracken's World1969TV SeriesHilary Saxon
Lancer1969TV SeriesMelissa Harper
Daniel Boone1969TV SeriesCharity Brown
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir1968TV SeriesVanessa Peekskill
A Time to Sing1968Amy Carter
Clambake1967Dianne Carter
Spinout1966Cynthia Foxhugh
Meet Me in St. Louis1966TV MovieEsther
Hold On!1966Louisa Page
The Donna Reed Show1958-1965TV SeriesMary Stone
Girl Happy1965Valerie
Ride the Wild Surf1964Brie Matthews
The Twilight Zone1964TV SeriesEllen Tillman
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesDonna Blaney
The Eleventh Hour1964TV SeriesCarol Hamilton
Mr. Novak1963TV SeriesDani Cooper
Colgate Theatre1958TV Series
The Loretta Young Show1954-1958TV SeriesKathy / Marie Schumann
Marjorie Morningstar1958Seth's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Annette1958TV SeriesMoselle Corey
Summer Love1957Twinkie Daley
Jeanne Eagels1957Teenage Girl (uncredited)
Fury1957TV SeriesMidge Malloy
Annie Oakley1956TV SeriesPrudy Warren
Rock, Pretty Baby1956Twinky Daley
The Bad Seed1956Margie (uncredited)
Never Say Goodbye1956Suzy Parker
Captain Midnight1955TV SeriesMary Kingsley
Matinee Theatre1955TV SeriesYoung Cathy
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesRebecca Gibbs
The Girl Rush1955Kim - Age 9 (uncredited)


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV Special producer: SAG-AFTRA
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV Special producer: SAG-AFTRA
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV Special producer: SAG-AFTRA
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV Special producer: SAG-AFTRA
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV Special SAG producer
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV Special producer: Screen Actors Guild
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV Special producer: Screen Actors Guild
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV Special producer: Screen Actors Guild
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2008TV Special SAG producer
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV Special SAG producer
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV Special producer: SAG
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV Special producer: SAG
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV Special producer: SAG


11.22.632016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Andre1994performer: "Johnny Angel"
Matinee1993performer: "Johnny Angel"
Mermaids1990performer: "Johnny Angel"
A Time to Sing1968performer: "Next Time I Say Goodbye I'm Leaving"
Hold On!1966performer: "Make Me Happy"
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girl Happy1965performer: "Spring Fever" - uncredited
The Donna Reed Show1962TV Series performer - 2 episodes


The One Day at a Time Reunion2005TV MovieHerself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Wheel of Fortune1995TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Hostess
Marilu1994TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHerself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
Attitudes1989TV SeriesHerself
The John Davidson Show1982TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1979TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1973-1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
New American Bandstand 19651964TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Celebrity Party1963TV MovieHerself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1960TV SeriesHerself - Hollywood Deb Star
The Dick Clark Show1959TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

My Yearbook 1960-19632015TV MovieHerself
Once in a Lew Moon2015DocumentaryHerself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryMary Stone - Donna Reed Show
My Music: '60s Girl Grooves2013TV MovieHerself
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryValerie Frank
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryMary Stone
The Donna Reed Show1965TV SeriesMary Stone

Won Awards

1994Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardYoung Artist AwardsThe Donna Reed Show (1958)

Nominated Awards

2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Teen Dream - FemaleThe Donna Reed Show (1958)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCoach (1989)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCoach (1989)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Female8th place.

Known for movies

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