Michele Lee (born June 24, 1942) is an American singer, dancer, actress, producer, director and frequent game show panelist of the 1970s. She is best known for her role as Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the 1980s prime-time soap opera, Knots Landing. She also co-starred with Dean Jones in the 1969 Disney film, The Love Bug.
In 1963, Lee met actor James Farentino on the set of the play, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and in 1966 they were married. Their son, David Farentino, was born July 6, 1969. Lee and Farentino divorced in 1983. She later married Fred Rappaport in 1987.
(Nominated) (1982) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Knots Landing
(Nominated) (1974) Best Actress: Musical for Seesaw
(Nominated) (2001) Best Actress (Featured Role: Play) for The Tale of the Allergists Wife
Soap Opera Digest Awards:
(Won) (1986) Outstanding Actress on a Primetime Serial for Knots Landing
(Won) (1986) Favorite Supercouple on a Primetime Serial: Shared with Kevin Dobson for Knots Landing
(Won) (1988) Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Primetime for Knots Landing
(Won) (1988) Favorite Supercouple: Primetime Shared with Kevin Dobson for Knots Landing
(Won) (1991) Outstanding Lead Actress: Primetime for Knots Landing
(Won) (1992) Outstanding Actress: Primetime for Knots Landing
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 1998 located at 6363 Hollywood Blvd.