Her younger sister, Cathryn Hartt, had already moved to the city to study drama at Juilliard, and Miss Fairchild decided to pursue her career in New York. She had begged to play ''the half-way-nice sister in the show, but they said 'you can get an ingenue any time but a good bitch is hard to find.' '' 'Drowning in My Own Life' Eventually, she said, she became too busy.
''For the last three years, I have been drowning in my own life. Working in a series, you put in 12 to 16 hours a day.'' It did not help to be recognized on the street by soap opera fanatics who seemed to think she was really the character she portrayed. '' someone would demand on a bus, and ''you're stuck, block after block.'' Now she tends to go about in disguise.
Could this be the paranoid Jennifer who did in her boyfriend's father in the soap opera ''Search for Tomorrow?
'' Or the rich, spoiled Constance who put thugs on the trail of her husband's girlfriend in television's steamy ''Flamingo Road?
She was probably one of those pretty little girls who got doors opened for her because of the way she looked, but who got patted on the head and wasn't expected to be anything but pretty.'' Nothing Autobiographical Was Miss Fairchild such a little girl? I wasn't the pretty one,'' said the 32-year-old actress, whose fragile good looks have graced magazine covers from Woman's Day to Penthouse. ''I'm still too shy to make a speech,'' Miss Fairchild said.
''Characters you can hide behind; a speech - it's just you up there.'' ''I was in children's theater, community theater, dinner theater and summer stock,'' she recalled.
But she welcomes the change after all those television roles as a villain. She gets manipulated all over the stage.'' A Spoof on the Movies ''Geniuses,'' which opened to critical acclaim last May at Playwrights Horizons with Joanne Camp in the part of Skye, spoofs extravagant film making.
Charles and Linda Perkins were commissioned by the city of Palm Springs to create the glass-and-copper wire sculpture that now hangs prominently underneath the Desert AIDS Project's sign.
And one of your best sources for consistently reliable information and analysis on the subjects above is Morgan Fairchild’s Twitter account. The 64-year-old actress and Texas native, who achieved prominence in the 1970s and ’80s, is famous for her roles in TV shows such as Flamingo Road, Dallas, and Mork & Mindy, and in films like The Seduction.
(Millennials will recognize her as Chandler’s mom on Friends, or as the star of those notably weird Old Navy commercials.)But here's the little secret about Morgan Fairchild: she's a well-respected foreign policy wonk, and she can handle herself in a war zone better than you can.
She took summer classes to get through high school as soon as possible because she hated it there.
Her schoolmates were doing such things as becoming cheerleaders and dating fellows on the football team. All my friends were on the stage, and in their 20's and 30's.'' Tagged as 'Weird' They had thought she was ''weird'' in grade school as well when, instead of reading ''Nancy Drew'' mysteries like the other girls, she would bring in ''tomes'' about dinosaurs.