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Pam Dawber

By Dawbfan

Pam Dawber was born on October 18, 1951, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Pam Dawber grew up in Detroit, where her father was a commercial artist and her mother ran a stock-photo agency. She obtained her initial education from North Farmington High School and later Oakland Community College. She began her career as a fashion model as a famous Wilhelmina Model and went on to a career as an actress.

In 1978, she made her first film appearance in Robert Altman's “A Wedding”. Soon after, she was cast as Mindy McConnell in the sitcom Mork and Mindy in which she played “straight man” to Robin Williams. The series ran for 4 seasons (1978-1982).

When Mork and Mindy ended, Dawber began making appearances in film. The first of these endeavors was 1982’s “Remembrance of Love” with Kirk Douglas. In 1986, she was top-billed in another successful TV comedy, My Sister Sam, playing Samantha Russell along with Rebecca Schaeffer, who played Patti, her 16 year old sister who came to live with her. When the series ended after only two seasons, she went back to making movies. She appeared in such films as “A Child’s Cry for Help”, “A Stranger to Love”, “Don’t Look Behind You”, and the box office smash, “Stay Tuned” opposite John Ritter.

In addition to her acting skills, Dawber possesses a soprano voice with a four-octave range. She used that talent to appear in the Gilbert & Sullivan production “The Pirates of Penzance”.

Pam Dawber has been the national spokesperson for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for over twenty years.

On March 21, 1987, she married actor Mark Harmon, with whom she has two sons: Sean Thomas Harmon (born April 26, 1988) and Tyrone "Ty" Christian Harmon (born June 25, 1992).

Pam Dawber Quotes:
- "It's 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. I've had really hard times, but then so have most people. But I'm grateful for having been able to come out the other side of it."

ACTING CREDITS:

Intimate Portrait: Celebrity Love 2003 - Interviewee
Intimate Portrait: Pam Dawber 2002 - Interviewee
Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2002 - Interviewee
Don't Look Behind You 1999 - Liz Corrigan
I'll Remember April 1999 -Duke's Mom
Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997 – Voice of Perdy
Life... and Stuff 1997 -Ronnie Boswell
Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 – Voice of Liese
A Stranger to Love 1996 - Andi Stanton
Trail of Tears 1995 - Cheryl Harris
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 - Presenter
A Child's Cry For Help 1994 – Monica Shaw
Web of Deception 1994 - Jane Benesch
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - Presenter
The Man With Three Wives 1993 - Robyn
Stay Tuned 1992 - Helen Knable
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991
The Face of Fear 1990 - Connie Weaver
Dream On 1990
Do You Know the Muffin Man? 1989 - Kendra Dollison
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story 1988 - Lucy Wedemeyer
The Little Mermaid 1987 - Pearl
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1986
My Sister Sam 1986 - Samantha Russell
American Geisha 1986 - Gillian Burke
Wild Horses 1985 - Daryl Reese
This Wife For Hire 1985 - Marsha Harper
Last of the Great Survivors 1984 - Laura Mathews
Through Naked Eyes 1983 - Anne Walsh
Parade of Stars 1983 - Guest
Remembrance of Love 1982 - Marcy Rabin
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything 1980 -Bonny Lee Beaumont
A Wedding 1978 - Tracy Farrell (Groom's Ex-Girlfriend)
Mork and Mindy 1978 - Mindy McConnell
Sister Terri 1978 - Sister Terri