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Pam Dawber Biography
- Actress Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit where she was attending Oakland Community College, and she had also worked as a model and singer in several auto trade shows. One of the top modeling agencies in New York signed Pam to an exclusive contract, and she was soon being seen in magazine advertisements and on TV commercials but Pamela was more interested in acting than in modeling. She began studying voice and acting. A leading role in a stock production of a musical comedy called "Sweet Adeline" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, led to her being auditioned for a major role on a new TV series called "Tabitha" (1977). To her disappointment, Pam did not get the part, but she did get an important role in the Robert Altman film A Wedding (1978) and, shortly after, signed an exclusive contract with ABC-TV. ABC cast Pam as the female lead in "Mork & Mindy" (1978) and her star has been riding high ever since. Pam returned to the stage and appeared in a revival of the musical "My Fair Lady", playing Eliza Doolittle. Her hobbies are canoeing, cooking, horseback riding and swimming.
Pam Dawber Filmography
- (2006) Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars as Herself
- (2006) The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases as Herself
- (2005) Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion as Mindy McConnell (archive footage)
- (2001) Good Day Live as Herself
- (2000) Cameras Rolling: 20 Days on Set as Herself
- (2000) I'll Remember April as Barbara Cooper
- (1999) Don't Look Behind You as Liz Corrigan
- (1997) 101 Dalmatians: The Series as Perdy (voice)
- (1997) Behind the Music as Herself
- (1997) Life... and Stuff as Ronnie Boswell
- (1996) A Stranger to Love as Andie
- (1996) Adventures from the Book of Virtues as Liese (voice)
- (1996) E! True Hollywood Story as Herself
- (1995) Trail of Tears as Cheryl Harris
- (1994) A Child's Cry for Help as Monica Shaw
- (1994) Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as House-buying Wife (voice)
- (1994) Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as Wife (voice)
- (1994) The Bears Who Saved Christmas as Mom (voice)
- (1994) Web of Deception as Ellen Benesch
- (1993) Intimate Portrait as Herself
- (1993) Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Herself
- (1993) The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Audience Member
- (1993) The American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor as Herself
- (1993) The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame as Herself
- (1993) The Man with Three Wives as Robyn
- (1992) Stay Tuned as Helen Knable
- (1992) The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Audience Member
- (1991) Rewrite for Murder as
- (1991) The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Television Comedy Series
- (1991) The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas as Herself (uncredited)
- (1990) Dream On as Cheryl Castorini
- (1990) The American Film Institute Salute to David Lean as Herself (uncredited)
- (1990) The Face of Fear as Connie Weaver
- (1989) Do You Know the Muffin Man? as Kendra Dollison
- (1989) The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series
- (1989) The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck as Herself (uncredited)
- (1989) Your New Baby as Narrator
- (1988) Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story as Lucy Wedemeyer
- (1988) The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (1988) The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards as Herself
- (1988) The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit as Herself
- (1987) Biography as Herself
- (1987) Biography as Herself (archive footage)
- (1987) Candid Camera: First 40 Years as Herself
- (1987) The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series
- (1987) The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Audience Member
- (1986) American Geisha as Gillian Burke
- (1986) My Sister Sam as Samantha 'Sam' Russell
- (1986) The 13th Annual American Music Awards as Herself
- (1986) The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts as Herself - Performer
- (1985) The Twilight Zone as Karen Billings (segment "But Can She Type?")
- (1985) This Wife for Hire as Marsha Harper
- (1985) Wild Horses as Daryl Reese
- (1984) Last of the Great Survivors as Laura Matthews
- (1983) Parade of Stars as Herself
- (1983) Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night as Herself
- (1983) The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Program
- (1983) Through Naked Eyes as Anne Walsh
- (1983) Welcome to Los Angeles: A Party for Julio Iglesias as Herself
- (1982) Faerie Tale Theatre as Guest Interviewee
- (1982) Faerie Tale Theatre as Pearl
- (1982) Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour as Mindy (voice)
- (1982) Night of 100 Stars as Herself
- (1982) Remembrance of Love as Marcy Rabin
- (1982) The 36th Annual Tony Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (1982) Twilight Theater as
- (1981) Entertainment Tonight as Herself
- (1981) Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi as Princess Odette (voice)
- (1980) The 6th People's Choice Awards as Herself - Presenter: Favourite TV Comedy
- (1980) The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything as Bonny Lee Beaumont
- (1979) Look Magazine Gala Party as Herself
- (1979) The 31st Annual Emmy Awards as Herself - Presenter: Best Drama or Comedy Special
- (1979) The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in New TV Show
- (1979) The Chevy Chase National Humor Test as Herself/Various
- (1978) A Wedding as Tracy Farrell (as Pamela Dawber)
- (1978) Mork & Mindy as Mindy McConnell
- (1975) Good Morning America as Herself
Pam Dawber Trivia and Facts
- Assisted Mark in pulling a man from a burning car in 1996.
- Sister-in-law of Kelly Harmon and Kristin Harmon.
- Daughter-in-law of Elyse Knox and Tom Harmon .
- Aunt, by marriage, of Tracy Nelson , Matthew Nelson , Sam Nelson and Gunnar Nelson .
- Has two sons with husband Mark Harmon : Sean Harmon (born 26 April 1988) and Ty Christian Harmon (25 June 1992).
- Ex-sister-in-law of Ricky Nelson , Mark Tinker and John DeLorean.
- Is the second-cousin of actress Mandy Roveda.
- Served as a judge on the panel that chose Christa McAuliffe as NASAs "Teacher in Space".
- Formed the production company "Pony Productions" with her ex-manager, Mimi Weber.
- Is a national spokesperson for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
- Daughter of Gene Dawber, a commercial artist, and Thelma Dawber, who ran a stock photo agency.
- Her younger sister, Leslie, who was born with a congestive heart condition, died on December, 1976.
- Introduced to her husband, Mark Harmon , by Gina Hecht.
Pam Dawber Quotes
- Its like a train pulls up to your door, and either you get on it or you let it go by. And I just always got on the train.
- I am so grateful for my life. Ive had really hard times, but then so have most people. But Im grateful for having been able to come out the other side of it.
- Itis time somebody admitted there are flat-chested women - and Im one of them...I dont have big boobs and I refuse to pretend I do by wearing a padded bra and a tight outfit.
Pam Dawber Photoshoots
- "Good Housekeeping" (USA), January 1979, Vol. 188, Iss. 1, pg. 91, "21 Stunning New Hairdos"
Pam Dawber Other Works
- (April-June 1998): Played Megan in "The Water Children" play by Wendy
- MacLeod (Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA)
- (Late 1990s) Performed in the play "Love Letters" with husband Mark
- Spokesperson for 'eyeQ' "brain and reading enhancement" program (2002)
- Appeared in a Tupperware commercial, as a Tupperware lady in the '70s.
- (1977) Had the lead role in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of "Sweet
- (1982) Starred in "The Pirates of Penzance", on Broadway.
- (1997) Appeared in an AT&T wireless commercial.
- Appeared as a Tupperware lady in a Tupperware commercial in the mid 70s for the "Lock in Freshness" campaign
- (2006) Hostess of an infomercial for "EyeQ", a program to increase reading speed and comprehension.