Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild


2/3/1950, Dallas, TX

Birth Name

Patsy Ann McClenny


out of 10
User Rating
41 votes


Morgan Fairchild was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a young child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons to help her overcome her shyness. In 1973, Morgan, who took her stage name from the 1966 film Morgan:…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Morgan's measurements: 33-25-31 (in 1980), 34D-25-32 (post-implants), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

    • Morgan's character of Jennifer Jo Pace on Search For Tomorrow was disfigured when she fell through a plate glass window.

    • Morgan was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest award for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial in 1986 for her work on "Falcon Crest".

    • Morgan is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

    • Morgan enjoys attending ballet performances.

    • Morgan is interested in anthropology and paleontology, having studied both.

    • Morgan wrote her own book, "Super Looks," about her beauty secrets, which includes exercise, diet, and make-up tips.

    • Morgan decided to learn Kung Fu after a near-kidnapping experience in New York City and seeing Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon (1973).

    • Morgan took the first part of her stage name from the film Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966) and the second part, Fairchild, was given to her by her childhood friend Camilla Carr, to both soften and glamorize the meaning of her first name (Morgan meaning sea witch in Celtic) and to stand out from sounding like a male name.

    • Morgan's first role was playing a wood nymph in her school's stage production of "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" when she was 10 years old.

    • Morgan plays herself in ads for Old Navy clothes.

    • Morgan's first film job was being a stand-in for Faye Dunaway in Bonnie And Clyde (1967).

    • (September 5, 2006) Morgan will guest star in 14 nightly episodes of "Fashion House," formerly titled "Secret Obsessions," an American version of the Cuban telenovela "Salir De Noche" (Out In The Night) on MyNetworkTV cable channel.

    • Morgan started her own jewelry line, the Diamonique Collection, in 2003.

    • Morgan was married once to Jack Calmes, from 1967-1973.

    • Morgan dated future Presidential candidate John Kerry in the early 90s.

    • In April 2005 Morgan started touring and playing the part of Mrs. Robinson in the stage play adaptation of "The Graduate" and appeared nude as well.

    • Morgan was nominated in 1983 for two Razzie Awards for her role in The Seduction (1982), for Worst New Actress and Worst New Star.

    • Morgan was nominated in 1982 for the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
      for: "Flamingo Road".

    • Morgan was nominated in 1990 for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for playing Julia St. Martin in the "Murphy Brown" episode "TV or Not TV".

    • Morgan's sister, Cathryn Hartt, is also an actress.

    • Morgan helped found the Environmental Communications Office, which educates and informs entertainment industry professionals on environmental issues.

    • Morgan collects movie memorabilia (especially Marilyn Monroe) and antique clothing.

    • Morgan is one of the original members and is on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Women's Political Committee.

    • Morgan starred in an informational video, "Safe Sex for Men and Women", about AIDS education and prevention.

  • Quotes

    • Morgan Fairchild: They're not paying me to play a chairwoman. They're paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I'm gonna show up looking glam!

    • Morgan Fairchild: You can never be too rich or too thin.

  • She Just Gets Better And Better

    Now that Morgan Fairchild\'s character, Sophia Blakely, has shaken things up on \"Fashion House,\" the show is worth watching just to see the lovely actress conspire against Maria, Bo Derek\'s character. Looking perky in purple - must be Morgan\'s or the wardrobe person\'s favorite color - Morgan brings class and style to anything she\'s in. Even here, where she has campy and hilarious catfights on a regular basis with Bo Derek. Face-slapping, hair-pulling, vase-throwing, wedding cake-smashing - you name it, Morgan does it! All in the name of prime-time fun! It\'s great to see an actress not afraid to embrace a role that some might say she has been stereotyped for. Her evil turns on \'80s serials like \"Flamingo Road\" and \"Falcon Crest\" made her a staple of small-screen antics. As fun as Morgan is to watch in these roles, fans unfamiliar with her earlier work should check out her 1982 thriller \"The Seduction,\" where she plays a news reporter stalked by an obsessive fan (Andrew Stevens). This was her first starring vehicle for the big-screen and has become a cult classic, recently issued on DVD. It\'s too bad that Morgan hasn\'t had many big screen turns - a fashion exec in \"Campus Man\" and The Mayor in \"Phantom Of The Mall:Eric\'s Revenge,\" are a couple - but as long as she\'s socking Bo Derek across the face on \"Fashion House,\" I\'m happy that she is consistently working and is as entertaining as ever.moreless