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PAM DAUBER

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA

Known For: Mindy McConnell in the 1978–82 sitcom Mork & Mindy

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 18th October 1951

Location Born: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Web Site:  Pam Dawber

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Pam Dauber

Pamela Gene “Pam” Dawber (born October 18, 1951) is an American actress best known for her lead television sitcom roles as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy (1978–1982) and Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam (1986–1988).

Morks wifean American actress, best known for her title roles as Mindy McConnell in the 1978–82 sitcom Mork & Mindy and as Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam (1986–88). Dawber has a four-octave soprano voice.

Dawber was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Thelma M. (née Fisher) and Eugene E. Dawber, a commercial artist.She attended North Farmington High School and Oakland Community College.

She began her career as a fashion model with Wilhelmina Models and went on to a career as an actress. From 1978 to 1982, she played one of the title roles in the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy: Mindy McConnell, the comedic foil and eventual love interest for the extraterrestrial Mork from the planet “Ork”, played by Robin Williams. The show was extremely popular in its debut season, when it averaged at #3 in the Nielsen ratings for the year.

Dawber sang in a 1980s Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, based on the Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production. Her role, as Mabel, had been played by Linda Ronstadt in the New York run of the show.

From 1986 to 1988, Dawber again had the title role in a TV series, playing Samantha Russell in the CBS sitcom My Sister Sam, co-starring Rebecca Schaeffer. The series was a success in its first season, but suffered a massive ratings drop in its second after moving to Saturday night.

My Sister Sam left the air in April 1988, with half of the second season’s episodes never airing on CBS, but eventually airing (along with all previous episodes) on USA Network. In July 1989, over a year after the show’s demise, Schaeffer was shot and killed by an obsessed fan in front of her apartment, which devastated Dawber.

Dawber, and her My Sister Sam co-stars Joel Brooks, David Naughton and Jenny O’Hara reunited to film a public service announcement about violence prevention.

Dawber parodied her Mork & Mindy character in the 1992 movie Stay Tuned, in which she co-starred with John Ritter, who parodied his Three’s Company role.

Dawber is a national spokeswoman for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Dawber got to use her four-octave soprano voice in a 1980s Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, based on the Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production. Her role, as Mabel, had been played by Linda Ronstadt in the New York run of the show.

She has been married to actor Mark Harmon since March 21, 1987.

Films include.

A Wedding (1978)
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980)
Remembrance of Love (1982)
Through Naked Eyes (1983)
Last of the Great Survivors (1984)
This Wife for Hire (1985)
Wild Horses (1985)
American Geisha (1986)
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988)
Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
The Face of Fear (1990)
Stay Tuned (1992)
The Man with Three Wives (1993)
Web of Deception (1994)
A Child’s Cry for Help (1994)
A Stranger to Love (1995)
Trail of Tears (1999)
I’ll Remember April (1999)
Don’t Look Behind You (1999)
Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars documentary (2006)

Television series

Mork & Mindy (1978–82) – Mindy McConnell
My Sister Sam (1986–88) – Samantha ‘Sam’ Russell
Life… and Stuff (1997) – Ronnie Boswell
She also played the part of a secretary named Karen Billings in episode 13b of the first season of The New Twilight Zone called “But Can She Type?”

LINKS:

  1. “Pam Dawber Biography (1954-)”

    . Filmreference.com. October 18, 1954. Retrieved May 16, 2013.

  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Bernstein, Fred (March 1987). “Dawber hits the Mark!”

    . People 27: 45.

  3. Jump up ^ “Detroit Native Pam Dawber To Reunite With ‘Mork & Mindy’ Alumn Robin Williams On CBS’ ‘The Crazy Ones’”

    . Cbslocal. February 13, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

  4. Jump up ^ Marshall, Garry (1997). Wake Me When It’s Funny: How to Break Into Show Business and Stay

    . Newmarket Press. p. 16.

  5. Jump up ^ Brant, Marley (2006). Happier days: Paramount Television’s classic sitcoms, 1974-1984. Billboard Books. pp. 99–100. ISBN 9780823089338.
  6. Jump up ^ “Screen Source: Top TV Shows, 1970’s”

    . Amug.org. March 28, 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2013.

  7. Jump up ^ John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker (Nov 1, 1998). Obsession

    . Simon & Schuster. Retrieved September 26, 2014. [Rebecca Schaeffer’s] Sam costar Pam Dawber adored her and was devastated by her death.

  8. Jump up ^ Sara Bibel (January 24, 2014). “Pam Dawber to Reunite With Robin Williams in an Upcoming Episode of ‘The Crazy Ones’”

    . TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved August 12, 2014.

  9. Jump up ^ “Pam Dawber Reunites with Robin Williams”

    . January 24, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

  10. Jump up ^ Earl Blackwell’s Celebrity Register, 1990. Gale Research Incorporated. 1990. pp. 113, 190. ISBN 9780810368750.
  11. Jump up ^ “Baby Boom”

    . Los Angeles Times. April 27, 1988.

  12. Jump up ^ “In Step With…Mark Harmon”

    . Parade. September 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2013.

  13. Jump up ^ “Traipsing Thru Films”

    . Teacher1986.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013.