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Pam Dawber Biography

Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Actor, model, producer, singer, voice-overs

Fast Facts

  • Modeled at auto shows before moving to New York where she appeared in commercials
  • In 1997, she tackled her first leading stage role in the musical Sweet Adeline at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House
  • Made her film debut in Robert Altman's 1977 dramedy A Wedding
  • Breakout TV role was in Mork & Mindy, a spin-off of Happy Days
  • Costarred in the Los Angeles production of The Pirates of Penzance in 1981 and did a three-week stint in the Broadway run a year later
  • Along with former manager Mimi Weber, she formed Pony Productions in 1986, which launched her CBS sitcom My Sister Sam (1986-1988)
  • Took a break from acting after her children were born; says she might resume her career when they're older
  • National spokeswoman for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America


  • 1987People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: winner
  • 1979People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: winner


  • Eugene E. Dawber -- Father
  • Thelma M. Dawber -- Mother
  • Leslie Dawber -- Sister
  • Sean Thomas Harmon -- Son
  • Tyrone "Ty" Christian Harmon -- Son