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Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
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Morgan Fairchild

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Famous For:
Search for Tomorrow (TV)
Networth:
$20 Million
Currently Known For:
Worst Cooks in America (TV)
Famous Years:
1967 - Present
Birthdate:
February 3, 1950
Morgan Fairchild


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  famous for:
Search for Tomorrow (TV)

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  networth:
$20 Million

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“I’m about as Baptist as you get in Hollywood.” Praised as one of Hollywood’s earliest soap opera queens from the 1980s, Morgan Fairchild's unique screen presence has captivated audiences over the last five decades. Getting her start in the early 1970s as Jennifer Pace in Search for Tomorrow, she lived up to her Texas roots when she appeared as Jenna Wade in Dallas before starring in Flamingo Road, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. Fairchild hasn't slowed down since she reached middle age, proving her talent to be timeless; the 70-year-old actress has stayed incredibly busy since the 1990s with appearances in hit series like Murphy Brown, Roseanne, Cybill and Friends. Today, she’s even jumped on the social media bandwagon as an outspoken advocate and activist with her tweets turning heads as she proves she’s “not your typical Hollywood Blonde or big Barbie doll.”

With Search for Tomorrow putting her on the map in Hollywood, Fairchild appeared in popular series like Happy Days, Kojak, CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, Dallas, Mork & Mindy and Police Woman. By the early 1980s, she landed her first starring role on primetime television when she was cast as Constance Weldon Carlyle on Flamingo Road. Although the show was an instant hit and earned Fairchild a Golden Globe Award nomination, ratings quickly dropped and the show was canceled after its second season. Fairchild went on to appear in Simon & Simon, The Love Boat, Hotel and Magnum, P.I. before making her theatrical debut in the 1982 film The Seduction, which critics deemed a massive flop despite Fairchild’s contribution.

Much like her on-screen roles, Fairchild’s personal life is a soap opera of its own—she married Dallas music promoter Jack Calmes when she was only 17 years old. Looking back on her divorce at 23 years old, Fairchild is quick to admit that the heartache was for the best. “Having the nerve to end my early marriage even though it was frightening and I had no idea what I would do turned out to be a blessing in disguise,” she admitted. “I could never have pursued my career if I hadn’t made the scary choice to break free when I knew in my heart it wasn’t working. It was very hard because I’d gotten married at 17 and really wasn’t sure how I’d support myself. It turned out to be a great decision.”

Never remarrying but finding love with her partner, Mark Seller, since 1980, the 70-year-old Fairchild is still as active and as gorgeous as ever. Most recently, she’s taken a stand for public health issues like environmental protection. Her last film appearance was in the 2016 direct-to-video horror comedy, Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House. Of course, she now devotes most of her time to various causes and serves on the board for the Screen Actors Guild proving she has it all in the notoriously cutthroat world of Hollywood.

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