Michele Lee

Michele Lee

Her favorite actress is Anne Bancroft.

Her favorite episodes of "Knots Landing" (1979) are Sid's death, Val's missing twins, Laura's death and the Pollyanna Speech.

Her first car was a Plymouth convertible.

Holds the record for the greatest number of consecutive appearances by a leading actress in an hour-long prime-time dramatic series, for her 344 appearances on "Knots Landing" (1979).

In 1996 she became the first woman to produce, direct, write and star in a motion picture made for television. Color Me Perfect (1996) (TV) won the Christopher Award.

Is a huge fan of Kenny Rogers's music. Lee co-starred with him in the TV movie Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995) (TV).

Is a huge fan of "Desperate Housewives" (2004).

Is a longtime friend of former child star, Ricky Schroder. She hired him to play Lee's son in one of her TV movies in the early 1990s, My Son Johnny (1991) (TV).

Is a longtime friend of the late Bill Bixby, but didn't attend his funeral in Hawaii, when she was on vacation with her family.

Is a member of the Artists Committee of the John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts.

Is a spokesperson for Parents Involved In Educating Teenagers About Alcohol.

Is a staunch Republican.

Is an alto.

Is an avid jogger.

Is the neighbor of Charles Durning, who goes out to a neighborhood restaurant with her.

Loves to travel to St. Martin (in the Caribbean) and the Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona.

Met her first husband James Farentino after she starred in a 1961 Broadway musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

Mother, with James Farentino, of son David Farentino.

On an episode of "Knots Landing" (1979), her character removed the wedding ring. In real-life, the ring she wore was actually the one given to her by her mother. Although she and husband James Farentino had divorced, they still remain close friends.

Once rapped and danced with Dick Van Dyke about who would have won the People's Choice Awards in 1962.