Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabares
Celebrated Name: Shelley Fabares
Real Name/Full Name: Michele Ann Marie Fabares
Gender: Female
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 19th January 1944
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.63 m)
Weight: 55 kg (121lbs)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Lou Adler (m.1964; div.1980), Mike Farrell (m.1984)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Shelley Fabares Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress and Singer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Shelley Fabares’s real names are Michele Ann Marie Fabares. She is an American actress as well as a singer. She started her career back then when she was still at the tender age of three when she could act and was able to develop her career as she grew up. She has starred in many productions, and the one that she is popular in is The Donna Reed Show as Mary Stone. She has been in her career since 1947 till now and having started it when young has made her be very popular with a great number of audiences.

Maybe you know about Shelley Fabares very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Shelley Fabares’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Shelley was born on19th January 1944, in Santa Monica in California, USA. She was the daughter of James Fabares and Elsa Fabares. She was born together with her sister Smokey Fabares. She had an aunt who was an actress “Nanette Fabray” who might have inspired her towards her career.

Talking of her education, she attended North Hollywood High school and later went to Black Hawk College.

Personal Life

Shelley Fabares is a married woman. She first met her first husband, Lou Adler, who was a movie producer and married him in 1964. They, however, did not stay together for long as they separated two years later, which is in 1966. They later divorced in 1980. Her second marriage was to Mike Farrell, whom she had met back in 1970. Mike was previously married to Judy Farrell, and they had two children, Elin and Michael and Shelley became their stepmother although she had to cope with a difficult situation as the children did not like her.

Her mother died in 1986 at almost the same time with her co-star of “The Donna Reed Show,” Donna Reed, who died of pancreatic cancer.

Her health had been at risk when she fell at their home and broke her rib in 1994. She stayed in the hospital for some months before she fully recovered. Again in 1999, she had a liver failure, which led to a liver transplant to save her life.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19th January 1944, Shelley Fabares is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024. Her height is 1.63 m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Shelley started her career at the age of three as a young actor. At the age of 10, she did “The Clara Schuman Story.” Since then, she began appearing in various television production. She became famous in 1958 in the Donna Reed Show, where she played the role of Mary Stone.

She is also a singer and has produced both singles and albums. She has quite a great number of songs, and some of the most popular include “Johnny Angel,” which she did in 1962, becoming the first position on hot 100. She has various albums such as Shelley, The Things We Did Last Summer, Teenage Triangle, and the list is endless.

The various movies that she has acted include; Never Say Goodbye, The Bad Seed, Girl Happy, and a Time to Sing.

Awards & Achievements

Looking at her achievements, Fabares has been very popular as she started acting when she was still young. Her popularity has made her receive various awards such as:

  • 1965-she was nominated by Laurel Awards for New Faces in Females.
  • 1993 and 1994 the Primetime and Emmy Awards nominated her for outstanding supporting actress in comedy series.
  • 1994 she won with the Young Artist Award for former child star lifetime achievement award
  • 2004 she was nominated by TV Land Awards for the position of Favourite Teen Dream in Females

Net Worth & Salary of Shelley Fabares in 2024

Shelley Fabares Net Worth
Shelley Fabares Net Worth

As of May 2024, Shelley Fabares has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She has acquired her wealth from being a successful actor as well as a singer. She has had health problems, but that did not stop her from going after her career to achieve what she has. They also own two houses with her husband.

Shelley has been successful, and this is due to her positive spirit of not giving up. She faced health problems twice during her career, and this did not stop her from moving on. She is still in her career, still in her old age.


  1. I grew up in a large diverse family of nine boys and five girls We lived in a two-bedroom house in Trenton, Michigan, just downriver from Detroit. The Donna Reed show was appointment television for the whole family and we crowds cheek to jowl in front of the 16-inch black and white tv every Tuesday night, I recall. The boys were all in love with Shelley and the girls wanted to be like her. Johnny Angel was their anthem. The plots were, in retrospect, thin but engaging. Donna Reed was the perfect mother

  2. What a beautiful lady. Thoroughly loved watching the Donna Reed program. Yes, I am also a senior citizen, just a little younger than Shelley. She and Paul were favorites when TV was worth watching. BLESSINGS TO ALL.

    • Obviously, her actual age was noted. So,
      The were providing data based information from the last time that it was available !


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