Pam Dawber Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NamePamela Gene Dawber
Nickname Dawb
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, Wilhemina, 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 of Tabitha (1976). 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 canoing, cooking, horse-back riding and swimming.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mark Harmon (21 March 1987 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (16)

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.
Second-cousin of actress Mandy Roveda.
Served as a judge on the panel that chose Christa McAuliffe as NASA's "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 in December 1976.
Introduced to her husband, Mark Harmon, by Gina Hecht.
When she was modeling in New York, Pam's best friend was Seventeen cover girl Julianne Wasiak, who was also a Wilhemina model.
Best known by the public for her starring role as one of the title characters in Mork & Mindy (1978).
Was best friends with Robin Williams.

Personal Quotes (3)

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.
It is time somebody admitted there are flat-chested women - and I'm one of them...I don't have big boobs and I refuse to pretend I do by wearing a padded bra and a tight outfit.

Salary (1)

Mork & Mindy (1978) $15,000 per 1/2 hour episode

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