Pam Dawber

Actor, Singer, Producer
Although Pam Dawber harbored hopes of a career as a musical comedy star, she found her niche on television. Born and raised in Michigan, the tall, vivacious beauty began her career as a model and appeared in several ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1951 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Don't Look Behind You 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Remember April 1999 (Movie)

Duke's Mom (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Life... and Stuff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rewrite For Murder 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stay Tuned 1992 (Movie)

Helen Knable (Actor)

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

My Sister Sam 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera: The First 40 Years 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Mermaid 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Horses 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembrance of Love 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight Theater 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chevy Chase National Humor Test 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perry Como Springtime Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Terri 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Wedding 1977 (Movie)

Tracy Farrell--Groom's Ex-Girlfriend (Actor)

A Child's Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

A Stranger to Love (TV Show)

Actor

American Geisha (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

The Face of Fear (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With Three Wives (TV Show)

Actor

This Wife For Hire (TV Show)

Actor

Through Naked Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

Trail of Tears (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Deception (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although Pam Dawber harbored hopes of a career as a musical comedy star, she found her niche on television. Born and raised in Michigan, the tall, vivacious beauty began her career as a model and appeared in several print and broadcast advertisements. After making her stage debut in the lead in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of "Sweet Adeline" (1977), Dawber landed her first feature role as the former girlfriend of the groom who makes a memorable entrance astride a horse in Robert Altman's "A Wedding" (1977). She then landed a leading role in a busted ABC pilot "Sister Terri" but the network suits were impressed enough to offer her the star-making role of Mindy to Robin Williams' quirky alien in the hit sitcom "Mork and Mindy" (1978-82). Dawber had the difficult task of playing straight woman to Williams and his zany improvisations, but she brought a certain charm to the role. Once the characters were married, however, the magic seemed to dissipate (amid rumors of dissension between the stars) and ABC pulled the plug on the show.

Relationships

Phil Coccioletti

Companion
Together in the early 1980s

Eugene Dawber

Father

Thelma Dawber

Mother

Leslie Dawber

Sister
Died in 1976 during open heart surgery at age 22

Mark Harmon Actor

Husband
Married March 21, 1987

Sean Harmon

Son
Born April 25, 1988; father, Mark Harmon

Ty Harmon

Son
Born June 25, 1992; father, Mark Harmon

Weems Westfeldt

Companion

EDUCATION

Oakland Community College

Farmington Hills , Michigan

North Farmington High School

Farmington , Michigan

Milestones

1997

Returned to series TV as co-star of the short-lived sitcom "Life . . . and Stuff" (CBS)

1997

Provided the voice of Perdy in the animated "101 Dalmatians: The Series"

1992

Returned to feature films after 15 years to play a leading role in "Stay Tuned" opposite John Ritter

1982

Appeared for three weeks on Broadway in "The Pirates of Penzance"

1981

Co-starred in L.A. production of "The Pirates of Penzance"

1978

Starred opposite Robin Williams in the popular ABC sitcom, "Mork and Mindy"

1977

First appeared onstage in "Sweet Adeline" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam CT

1977

Made feature film debut in a small role in Robert Altman's "A Wedding"

1970

Moved to NYC; began print modeling career

Filmed busted pilot "Sister Terri"; hired for the role of Mindy based on her performance

Provided the voice of Mindy McConnell (opposite Robin Williams) for an animated version of "Mork and Mindy"

Starred in CBS sitcom "My Sister Sam"

Formed Pony Productions

Worked as a model at a Detroit auto show

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