It’s been some time since Morgan Fairchild graced the daytime canvas with her presence — October 31, 2018, to be exact, the day her version of Days of Our Lives’ Anjelica Deveraux succumbed to a heart attack — but the beloved actress is still busy performing, working tirelessly for her charities, and celebrating a major milestone.
Happy Birthday, Morgan Fairchild
That’s because she was born on February 3, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, which means that this talented performer is turned 71 years old this week! Born Patsy Ann McClenny, Fairchild enrolled in a performing arts class after her mother learned she had been too shy to deliver a book report in front of her classmates.
After appearing in a number of commercials that aired in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Fairchild’s career was boosted in 1967 when she hired to double for Bonnie & Clyde star Faye Dunaway.
Subsequently, Fairchild relocated to New York City and within six weeks secured the role of Jennifer Pace on the CBS sudser Search for Tomorrow. She was a member of the show’s cast between 1973 and 1977, at which point an increasingly psychotic Jennifer shot and killed a woman whom she saw as a love rival and was sanctioned by her father.
Afterward, Fairchild appeared in a number of primetime programs including Kojack, Happy Days and Police Woman. In 1978 she originated the character of Jenna Wade on Dallas, starred in the horror film The Initiation of Sarah, and landed a recurring role on Mork and Mindy.
One year later she was hired to play Constance Weldon Carlyle on the NBC primetime serial Flamingo Road and after its cancellation, she could be seen in episodes of Hotel, Simon & Simon, Magnum PI, and The Love Boat.
In 1982, she played the man character in The Seduction, a feature film directed by David Schmoeller, and in 1984 she was in ABC’s Paper Dolls. Other work included Falcon Crest, North & South, Murphy Brown, and recurring roles on Roseanne and Cybill.
Between 1995 and 1996 she starred in the ABC daytime drama The City as Sydney Chase and she has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives, as well as the telenovela Fashion House.
Soap Hub would like to wish Morgan Fairchild a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below.