Personal and Family Life
Morgan Fairchild was born on February 3, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, US, to Martha Jane and Edward Milton McClenny. Richardson, Texas. She must have been good in her early study as her mom Martha was a professor at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas. However, the details about her educational background are missing from her bio in the wiki. This stunning lady stands at a standard height of 5feet and 4 inches and her body measurements are 40-28-40.
In 1967, she married to husband Jack Calmes. But soon realized that they weren’t the best match and wasn’t meant to be with each other. In a short span of 6 years, their marriage came to a tragic end without any children to cherish for. After the divorce, she has been living with her executive producer boyfriend Mark Seiler in Los Angeles.
Career and Professional Life
Fairchild wasn’t a totally new face in the industry and she was used to of facing the camera as she had previously appeared in Mr. Peppermint Show on WFAA-TV’s with host Jerry Haynes in her early childhood. But her first professional acting work dropped as a double for Faye Dunaway in the 1967 critically acclaimed film Bonnie and Clyde. What a better way to start a career than an Academy nominated role, she later moved to New York City in search of greater opportunities. She bagged a role of maniacal Jennifer Pace in the daytime soap opera ‘Search for Tomorrow’ soon after she landed in the city. In between the 70s and 80s, she starred in numerous films including ‘The Initiation of Sarah’ (1978), ‘The Dream Merchants’ (1980), ‘The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1984), Street of Dreams (1988) and Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989). Fairchild never stayed out of the limelight and between the movies; she took out her precious time for multiple television series such as Kojak, Rafferty, Happy Days, Police Woman and Concrete Cowboys.
She acted Jenna Wade in one episode of soap opera Dallas in 1978. The character was later played by famous American actresses like Francine Tacker and Priscilla Presley, former wife of singer Elvis Presley. Her outstanding job in movies and TV series earned her a leading regular primetime role of Constance Weldon Carlyle on NBC’s soap opera ‘Flamingo Road’. Although the show impressed lots of viewers, in the beginning, it failed to continue its success and went off-air after two seasons. The cancellation of the show couldn’t stop her from staying away from the news and was quick enough to make the guest appearances on series like ‘Hotel’, ‘Simon & Simon, Magnum’, ‘P.I’ and ‘The Love Boat’. In 1982, she took the bold role of Jamie Douglas in David Schmoeller thriller film ‘The Seduction’.
In 1984, she teamed up with ABC members and co-hosted one-hour variety show ‘Blondes vs. Brunettes’ along with Joan Collins. On the same network, she appeared as Racine in prime time soap opera ‘Paper Dolls’. By the time the show was canceled, she had established herself as versatile television actress resulting which she was offered a role of glamorous lawyer Jordan Roberts on CBS hit series ‘Falcon Crest’. It was the outcome of her amazing work she landed in a recurring role of Marla, on screen girlfriend of Sandra Bernhard’s on ABC’s sitcom ‘Roseanne’. When she brought her attractive charm and humorous side on the television screen, she left all her fans totally surprised and her appearance on an episode of Murphy Brown was really commendable.
In 1994, she left everyone shocked with an unexpected appearance in an ad campaign for clothing and accessories company Old Navy along with Joan Collins and many other familiar television faces. Her over-the-top glamour role was loved by consumers that company took inspiration from her persona and created many other sequels around it. In 1995, she returned back to her zone with ABC’s soap opera ‘The City’. After a one year long appearance in the series, she went on to play medical drama series ‘General Hospital’. She was also part of hit series like ‘Friends’ and ‘Cybill’.
Through the years, she has made numerous appearances in theatre productions. Her recent Mrs. Robinson was an adaption from movie ‘The Graduate’. Fairchild also made it to an ad campaign Dental White, a tooth whitening product. In 2005, she appeared on Vh1 reality show ‘But Can They Sing? In 2006, she acted Sophia Blakely in the MY Network TV series ‘Fashion House’. She made her yet another come back to soap opera with a guest role in the daytime series ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ in 2009. In 2017, she appeared on NBC’s daytime soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’.
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Awards and Contribution
Morgan Fairchild’s acting contribution was recognized by critics, jury members and selector of many prestigious awards show. She has earned herself some great award show nominations. In 1982, she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Flamingo Road. In 1990, she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in ‘Murphy Brown’.
In support to her acting work, she has kept a strong role within the Screen Actors Guild, current SAG-AFTRA. Under the 3-year board member of Guild Fairchild has been serving diverse communities which include co-chair Legislative Committee, Commercials Contracts Committee, Honors and Tribute Committee, SAG-AFTRA Relations Committee and National Executive Committee. She was also named spokesperson for a website which was formed to help consumers make pre-planning choices. She actively raises awareness of environmental protection and AIDS-related issues.