Actress Morgan Fairchild Breathes New Life into ‘Days of Our Lives’ Character

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Born Patsy Ann McClenny in Dallas, Texas, actress Morgan Fairchild got her start in the entertainment industry at an early age. As a child, she appeared on the Mr. Peppermint Show, hosted by Jerry Haynes, and through her teens, she was an audience member on WFAA-TV’s Sump’n Else bandstand show. During that same time, she had appearances on a number of locally broadcast commercials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and got her big break in T.V. on the CBS daytime soap entitled “Search for Tomorrow” as the character Jennifer Pace.

Fairchild has since appeared in numerous popular television roles on such shows as “Dallas,” “Falcon Crest,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Roseanne,” among others. With 44 years in the entertainment industry under her belt, it was no surprise when the popular daytime soap opera, “Days of Our Lives” cast her in the role of Anjelica Deveraux.

Shared on the OWN YouTube Channel, the “Morgan Fairchild: Longevity in Hollywood | Where Are They Now” interview gave Fairchild the chance to advise on her thoughts about staying relevant in an industry that is constantly changing. Her chance to take varying roles and remain germane in an industry that doesn’t often offer plum gigs to mature females is an inspiration to those that try to follow in her footsteps. Her role as Anjelica Deveraux on “Days of Our Lives” began this summer, breathing life into a character that hasn’t been seen on the show since 1991!



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