Pam Dawber Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Husband – Mark Harmon, Married, Children, Net worth, Movies and TV shows
Pam Dawber Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Husband – Mark Harmon, Married, Children, Net worth, Movies and TV shows can be accessed below.
WOTHAPPEN Reports that Staying married as a Hollywood celebrity was already one of the rarest things. But there is one Hollywood couple whose story is very different. It’s been a marriage spanning over three decades and they’re still counting lucky! Pam Dawber and Mark Harmon began their love journey more than three decades ago since writing this article. March 21, 2019 marked 32 years of marriage!
Pam Dawber is a retired American actress. She is most popular for starring as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy (1978–1982) and as Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam (1986–1988). Her husband Mark Harmon is a legendary American actor who has been in the acting scene for almost 50 years (since 1970). Harmon has made numerous screen appearances over his five-year career. However, he is most popular for playing Dr. Robert Caldwell in the NBC series, St. Elsewhere (1983); and undercover special agent Simon Donovan in the NBC political drama series, The Western Wing (1999-2006).
Didn’t they say that behind every successful man there is a good woman? Now let’s take a closer look at Pam Dawber, the woman Mark Hammond is married to.
Pamela Dawber was born on October 18, 1951 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is less than a month younger than her husband who was born on September 2, 1951. Pamela’s parents were Thelma and Eugene Dawber. She had a younger and only sister, Leslie Dawber, who later died of heart disease at the age of 22.
Pam attended Reid Elementary School in Goodrich before going to North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills. After high school, Pam enrolled at Oakland Community College in Oakland County, Michigan.
From modeling to action
As a pretty college student, Pam started amateur singing and modeling. However, she did not complete her college degree when she went to New York City to pursue a full-time modeling career. A friend had previously suggested coming to New York with her to present her modeling talents to fashion companies there. In New York, Dawber worked for top modeling agency Wilhelmina Models, now Wilhelmina International Inc. She worked for a number of brands including Nair, Underalls before finally turning to acting.
Dawber’s first acting opportunity came when she landed a starring role in a serial production of the Broadway musical comedy. Sweet Adeline . This revelation led her to audition for the title role on ABC TV’s 1977-1978 sitcom, Tabitha . Though she didn’t get the role, her impressive performance got her accepted into ABC’s talent development program, from where she later landed her first television role. She was cast as Mindy McConnell along with comedy actor Robin Williams (Mork) in another ABC sitcom. Mork & Mindy. Dawber starred in all 94 episodes of the four-season series, which runs from 1978 to 1982. It became her breakthrough role as the series became a success that opened up greater opportunities for Pam. She also received the 1979 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Show.
In 1986, Pam Dawber landed another title role as Samantha Russell on the CBS situation comedy. My sister Sam . She played the role alongside Rebecca Schaeffer, who starred her sister Patricia Russell until April 1988 when she was pulled from the CBS network due to waning patronage. After the show’s cancellation, a fanatical fan shot and killed Schaeffer on her doorstep in July 1989. The tragic incident led to Pam becoming a gun control officer.
For almost ten years after My Sister Sam , Pam Dawber did not play a major or popular acting role. This was because after the birth of her second child, she no longer worked full-time. This move is one of the key secrets to the longevity of her union with Harmon. In an interview, she once made it clear that two people cannot work full-time in the entertainment industry and stay married. And so Pam threw a spanner in the works to devote more time to her family.
Pamela didn’t stop there, she took a part-time job as an art teacher at her children’s school. This gave her the opportunity to be closer and have more time with her children. They drive to school and celebrate their birthdays and things like that. She protected herself and her children from the limelight as much as possible. However, she did act occasionally, with most of her roles being supporting/guest characters or main characters in small films.
Other film roles
In 1997, Pam starred as the recurring character of Ronnie Boswell on the CBS sitcom, Life…And Stuff . She also played the recurring voice role of Perdy on the Disney TV animated series between 1997 and 1998. 101 Dalmatians: The Series . Besides these starring roles, Pam Dawber guest-starred in a number of other television series including: The Twilight Zone (1985), Fairytale Theater (1987), Dream On (1994), Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996), The Madmen (a reunion with Robin Williams – 2014) and The Odd Couple (2016).
Pam Dawber has also appeared in numerous feature and television films, making her film debut in Robert Altman’s The Wedding (1978). Others followed including Remembering Love (1982), Wild Horses (1985), Stay tuned in (1992), Web of Deception (1992), A Stranger in Love (1996) and I’ll Remember April (1999), in which she co-starred with her husband Mark Harmon.
Besides acting, Pam Dawber has tried her hands on other roles in society. She is currently a national advocate for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. She also co-founded Pony Productions with her ex-manager Mimi Weber.
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Married life with Mark Harmon
Pam Dawber was introduced to Mark Harmon by Gina Hecht in 1986, shortly after Mark took out People Magazine for his role in ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’ on St. Elsewhere. Their wedding, which took place the next year, was a low-key ceremony with only a few friends and close relatives in attendance. Since then, they have maintained the “low-key tradition” regarding their relationship and family life, with no past conflicts, infidelity, rumors of divorce, or other marital issues.
Pam and Mark have two children together – SeanThomas Harmon and Ty Christian Harmon. Sean who is now an actor was born on April 25, 1988 while Ty was born on June 25, 1992. Did you notice the 25th coincidence?
Pam Dawber currently resides with her family in her luxury home in Los Angeles, California. This woman Mark Harmon is marrying makes him really proud; Mark said it himself!