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Pamela Blake (1915–2009)

The heroine of a host of westerns, crimes and serial adventures during the 1940s, this attractive, full-faced "B" movie item was born Adele Pearce on August 6, 1915 (several movie resources list 1918). Born in Oakland, California, Pamela Blake won a beauty contest at age 17 and decided to try her luck in Hollywood soon after. The lovely brunette ... See full bio »

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Known For

This Gun for Hire
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite Ivy McGinnis
Why Girls Leave Home
Why Girls Leave Home Diana Leslie


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 1990 Salvation Guaranteed (Short)
 1952-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Jean Snyder / Lisa Carlton / Hope Corruthers
- West of Cheyenne (1953) ... Jean Snyder
- The Holy Terror (1953) ... Lisa Carlton
- The Secret of Superstition Peak (1952) ... Hope Corruthers
 1952 Waco
Kathy Clark
 1951 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Oil Field Murder (1951) ... Brenda
 1951 Danger Zone
Vicki Jason (2nd Episode)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Vicki Gerard
- Murder Rides the Night Train (1951) ... Vicki Gerard (as Pam MaGuire)
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Joyce Henry / Margie Holbrook / Margie Manning
- Renegade Son (1950) ... Joyce Henry
- Railroad Land Rush (1950) ... Margie Holbrook
- Big Switch (1950) ... Margie Manning
 1950 Border Rangers
Ellen Reed
 1950 Gunfire
 1950 Federal Man
Mrs. Judith Palmer
 1950 The Daltons' Women
Joan Talbot
 1949 Sky Liner
Carol, TWA Stewardess
 1948 Highway 13
Doris Lacy
 1948 Stage Struck
Janet Winters
 1947 The Sea Hound
Ann Whitney
 1947 The Case of the Baby Sitter (Short)
Susan 'Susie' Hart
 1947 The Hat Box Mystery (Short)
Susan Hart
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. M
Shirley Clinton
 1946 Chick Carter, Detective
Ellen Dale
 1946 The Runaround
Coffee Shop Waitress (uncredited)
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Elora Lund
 1946 Live Wires
Mary Mahoney
 1945 Captain Tugboat Annie
Marion Graves
 1945 Why Girls Leave Home
Diana Leslie
 1945 Three's a Crowd
Diane Whipple
 1944 The Immortal Blacksmith (Short)
Emily Davenport
 1943 Swing Fever
 1943 The Unknown Guest
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
 1943 Kid Dynamite
Ivy McGinnis
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Jimmy James (uncredited)
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Julie Santley
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
 1942 This Gun for Hire
 1941 No Greater Sin
Betty James later Betty Thorne (as Adele Pearce)
 1941 Glove Affair (Short)
Josie, Terry's Girlfriend (as Adele Pearce)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Lily (as Adele Pearce)
 1941 Fresh as a Freshman (Short)
Josie (as Adele Pearce)
 1940 Too Many Girls
Coed (uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Nurse (uncredited)
 1940 One Crowded Night
Ruth (as Adele Pearce)
 1940 Pop Always Pays
Edna Brewster (as Adele Pearce)
 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Eleanor (as Adele Pearce)
 1940 Married and in Love
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
 1940 Scrappily Married (Short) (as Adele Pearce)
 1939 Three Sons
Mamie Donaldson (as Adele Pearce)
 1939 Full Confession
Laura Mahoney (as Adele Pearce)
 1939 Girl from Rio
Annette Templeton (as Adele Pearce)
 1939 Wyoming Outlaw
Irene Parker (as Adele Pearce)
 1939 Sorority House
Merle Scott (as Adele Pearce)
 1938 Utah Trail
Sally Jeffers (as Adele Pearce)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door
Actress (uncredited)
 1936 One in a Million
Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 Autumn Crocus
 1934 Eight Girls in a Boat
School Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Pam MaGuire | Adele Pearce

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Personal Quote:

[on changing her name from "Adele Pearce" to "Pamela Blake"] We had read for a couple of days when Alan [Alan Ladd] got the part in This Gun for Hire (1942). I was anxious to get the part of Annie, which I finally got. They thought if I changed my name maybe my luck would change, which it did. My dad wasn't very happy about it, although he didn't say anything. At the time it seemed like a good ... See more »


Performed under her real name until 1942. See more »

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