Nanette Fabray was an American actress, singer and dancer. As a child she began her career in vaudeville and later became a musical theatre actress, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. Fabray served as Sid Caesar's comedic partner on Caesar's Hour, for which she won three Emmy Awards, as well as co-starring with Fred Astaire in the film musical The Band Wagon. Fabray was a long-time advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard of hearing. Her honors representing the handicapped include the President's Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award.