An actress Pam Dawber was born on October 18, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. She had one younger sister. Her parents were an artist Eugene E. Dawber and a housewife Thelma M. Pam attended elementary school in Goodrich then he entered to North Farmington High School. By that time, she has already been very beautiful and she dreamed about a career of a fashion model. After graduating from High school, Pam enrolled to the Oakland Community College. She worked as a model, while she was studying at the College. That job took so much time, that she decided not to continue her study at the Oakland Community College and eventually she left it.
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After she left the college, she moved to New York to pursue her career as a model. She has worked with the Wilhelmina Models for a while and then her life changed drastically after she got an invitation to play the main role (Mindy McConnell) in TV sitcom Mork & Mindy.
Pam got this role thanks to the efforts of her friend Garry Kent Marshall – a famous actor, director and producer. Therefore, Pam even was not on the casting. This role looked even stranger, since she did not have any experience as an actress and this was her first role in life. Despite of all of those things, Pam Dawber coped with the role brilliantly.
A film star Robin Williams played the other lead role in that series – Mork. Their duet was incredible, and soon after the release (September 14, 1978 (1978-09-14)), the series reached at #3 in the Nielsen ratings. The popularity of the series grew very fast, and in 1979, she received the People's Choice Awards for a Favorite Actress in a New TV Program.
This role was her breakthrough. After Mork & Mindy, Pam Dawber immediately turned from a casual fashion model to a professional actress. Her next regular role was in the TV series My Sister Sam (1986 – 1988), where she played Samantha Russell. This role also brought her second People's Choice Award for a Favorite Actress in a New TV Program.
Apart from TV series, Pam Dawber starred in many movies and TV shows, namely: The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1980), Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988), Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989), The Face of Fear (1990), I'll Remember April (1999), Don't Look Behind You (1999) and others. She also voiced Perdy in an animated TV series 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997 – 1998).
As of 2015, the estimated net worth of Pam Dawber was about 40 million dollars. She found her beloved in 1987 who was an actor Mark Harmon. He became her husband on March 21, 1987 when they married. They have two children: first son Sean Thomas Harmon and the second son Ty Christian Harmon. They are still married, and there are no obvious reasons them to be divorced.
Pam and Mark don’t like yellow press and they tries to hide their private life from public. If you are interested in their latest news, you can follow her page on Twitter.
Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020