1950 – She was born Patsy Anne McClenny in Dallas, Texas, to Edward Milton McClenny and Martha Jane Hartt on the 3rd day of February this year.
1967 – Her first job was as a stand-in for Faye Dunaway during location filming for the movie Bonnie and Clyde. Fairchild’s personal life has been more low-key, but she was married to Jack Calmes in this year, which lasted until 1973.
1973 – After moving to New York, she secured her first on-screen role, appearing as maniacal Jennifer Pace in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow from this year until 1977.
1978 – Fairchild moved to Los Angeles and was cast as Jenna Wade in the television series Dallas in this year, appearing in one episode (the role was later played by Priscilla Presley).
1982 – She played Jamie Douglas, a newscaster, in the sexy thriller The Seduction, where her riveting nude scene cemented her position as one of Hollywood’s bad girls.
1984 – She headlined another series, Paper Dolls, where critics considered her the only bright spot, but poor ratings doomed the series.
1985 – She was established as a leading television actress and appeared in the series Falcon Crest. She played a season long character named Jordan Roberts; her name appeared in the closing credits through the series’ 5th season.
1990 – She dated US Senator and Presidential candidate-to-be John Kerry.
1995 – Fairchild returned to soaps as Catty Sydney Chase on The City, for a year. She also made guest appearances on Friends (as Chandler Bing’s mother) and was a recurring guest star on Cybill as Andrea, the rival of Cybill Shepherd’s character.
2006 – In the fall of this year, she was a charter cast member of the My Network TV series Fashion House, playing Sophia Blakely, a rival to Bo Derek’s character, Maria Gianni.