LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Shelley Fabares, who made three movies with Elvis Presley is recuperating from liver transplant surgery, a spokesman said Wednesday. Danny Chung of the Alzheimer's Association, a group that Fabares works for, said the actress underwent surgery this week and was "recovering well'' in Los Angeles.
Fabares' first big break came in the late 1950s when she landed the role of teenage daughter Mary Stone on "The Donna Reed Show.'' She also played the female lead in three Elvis Presley movies during the 1960s -- "Girl Happy,'' "Spinout,'' and ''Clambake'' -- and co-starred with Fabian in "Ride the Wild Surf'' (1964).
Source: Reuters / Updated: Oct 26, 2000