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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDawn Lyn Nervik
Height 4' 10" (1.47 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dawn Lyn made her acting debut at four years old in the low-budget, independent Cry Blood, Apache (1970). It wasn't until she was 12 that she discovered she had played a Native American boy in the movie. She was the original Prudence in pilot for Nanny and the Professor (1970) TV series. By the time the pilot sold at the last minute, Dawn had already been released from her contract and had been cast as Dodie in My Three Sons (1960). The producers of "Nanny and the Professor" unsuccessfully sued in an attempt to get her back. She worked steadily, financially supporting her family, until her mid-teens. She says her petite stature began to work against her instead of for her, as it had when she was a child.

Dawn decided to branch out professionally, instead of concentrating on acting, and has done many things over the years. One of those includes co-owning a boutique on Pier 39 when she lived in San Francisco. People often ask her if she will act again; her answer is that while she has not actively pursued roles, that door is not closed.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

W. John Reese (8 April 2006 - present)
Michael Whitby (14 December 1990 - 20 July 2001) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Younger sister of Leif Garrett. She co-starred with him in an episode of Wonder Woman (1975) playing a girl with a crush on the singer. The two also starred as brother and sister in all three original "Walking Tall" films. Mother Carolyn Stellar appeared as a nurse in Walking Tall Part II (1975).
Had a German Shepherd, named Thor, as a child. They got the dog because of a kidnap threat. A prison escapee claimed to be Dawn's father and said he was going to kidnap her and flee the country. Dawn's mom was notified by a relative who knew the man; he was caught soon after.
During the filming of Shoot Out (1971), when Dawn was seven, Gregory Peck saved her from a fall and potential serious injury. The incident occurred while they were rehearsing the scene where Decky jumps onto the caboose of a moving train.
Daughter of Rik Nervik and Carolyn Stellar.
As an adult she went on to counsel budding child actors, and their parents, about the pros and cons of the industry.
Daughter-in-law of Bill Reese.
Her manager was Rocky Whitehead.
In July 2006 she and her husband moved to Hawaii because of his job transfer. She has a small motorcycle of her own but also enjoys rides on the back of her husband's Harley. Other leisure activities she likes are hiking, snorkeling, reading and watching movies with her husband.
Profiled in 2016 book "X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?" by Kathy Garver and Fred Ascher.

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