Michele Lee Biography (1942-)

Born Michele Lee Dusick, June 24, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Jack(a make-up artist) and Sylvia Helen (maiden name, Silverstein) Dusick; married James Farentino (an actor), February 20, 1966 (divorced, 1983); married Fred Rappaport, September 27, 1987; children: (first marriage) David Michael (anactress). Addresses: Manager: Hyler Management, 25 Sea Colony Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90405.; Publicist: Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director, screenwriter
Birth Details
1942
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Vintage '60 (review), Ivar Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1960
  • (New York debut) Vintage '60 (review), Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1960
  • Miranda, Bravo Giovanni, New York City, 1962
  • Rosemary, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Gittle Mosca, Seesaw, Uris, NY, 1973, then St. Louis, MO, 1974
  • The Big Knife, Chicago, IL, 1976
  • Nellie, South Pacific, Atlanta, GA, 1977
  • Lola, Damn Yankees, Kansas, St. Louis, MO, 1978
  • Lee, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2000-
  • Stage Director
  • Oliver, San Jose Civic Light Opera, CA, 1978
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Rosemary Pilkington, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, (also known as How to Succeed in Business...), United Artists, 1967
  • Carole Bennett (Miss Bennett), The Love Bug, Buena Vista, 1969
  • Mary Gibson, The Comic (also known as Billy Bright), Columbia, 1969
  • Narrator, Nutcracker Fantasy, Sanrio Film Distributors, 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Karen Fairgate Mackenzie, Knot's Landing, CBS, 1979-93
  • Herself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998-?
  • Specials
  • Norman Rockwell Special, 1973
  • The Glen Campbell Special, 1974
  • The Antoinette Perry Award Show, 1974
  • The Perry Como Special, 1974
  • The Don Rickles Special, 1975
  • Herself, Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey Puck, 1975
  • Lights, Camera, Monty Special, 1975
  • Host, Antoinette Perry Award Show, 1976
  • Hollywood Diamond Jubilee, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars #5, 1980
  • NBC Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1981
  • Night of 100 Stars, 1982
  • Mrs. Lane, Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1982
  • Perry Como Christmas Special, 1983
  • David Copperfield Special, 1983
  • Parade of the Stars, 1983
  • Antoinette Perry Award Show, 1983
  • Circus of the Stars #8, 1983
  • Herself, Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999
  • Herself, AMC Backstory: Valley of the Dolls (documentary), AMC, 2001
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Sharon Gless, Lifetime, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Karen MacKenzie, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, CBS, 1997
  • Movies
  • Diana Devereaux, Of Thee I Sing, 1972
  • Jill Garrett, Only with Married Men, ABC, 1974
  • Dolores Marsh, Dark Victory, NBC, 1976
  • Anne Costello, Bud and Lou, NBC, 1978
  • Bonnie and the Franklins, 1982
  • Rita Phipps, A Letter to Three Wives, 1985
  • Susan Parmel, Single Women, Married Men, CBS, 1989
  • Barbara Brennan, The Fatal Image (also known as French Kill), 1990
  • Mary Anne, My Son Johnny, CBS, 1991
  • Blanche, Broadway Bound (also known as Neil Simon's Broadway Bound), ABC, 1992
  • Jessica Cochran, When No One Would Listen, CBS, 1993
  • Dottie West, Big Dreams Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story, CBS,1995
  • Color Me Perfect, 1996
  • Jacqueline Susann, Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story, USANetwork, 1998
  • Barbara Traynor, A Murder on Shadow Mountain, 1999
  • Pilots
  • The Michele Lee Show, 1974
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) The Danny Kaye Show, 1963
  • Rowena Dancy, "Epidemic," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1970
  • "The Basic Moment: Parts 1 & 2," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972
  • Georgette Sinclair, "Which Way to the O.K. Corral?" Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972
  • Georgette Sinclair, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972
  • Georgette Sinclair, "Bad Night in Big Butte," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972
  • Laugh-In, 1972
  • Miss Roz Rogers, "Hollywood Royalty/The Caper/The Eyes of Love/Masquerade: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Carol, "Reunion/Anniversary," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Widow, "Musical Cabins," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Nancy Weston, "Photographs/Royal Flush," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979
  • "Pride of the Pacific/The Viking's Son/Separate Vacations/The Experiment/Getting To Know You: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Also appeared as Joanna Bergman, Something Wilder, NBC.
  • Other
  • The World of Pizzazz, 1969
  • John Dos Passos, U.S.A., 1970
  • The First Nine Months Are the Hardest, 1970
  • Make Mine Red, White, and Blue, 1972
  • Television Executive Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • Movies
  • When No One Would Listen, CBS, 1993
  • Big Dreams Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story, CBS, 1995
  • (And director) Color Me Perfect, 1996
  • Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story, USA Network, 1998
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Giving Thanks," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993
  • Also directed episodes of Knots Landing, CBS.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Movies
  • Color Me Perfect, 1996

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