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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 18, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, singer, voice actor, producer, model

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Although Pam Dawber harbored hopes of a career as a musical comedy star, she found her niche on television. Born and raised in Michigan, the tall, vivacious beauty began her career as a model and appeared in several print and broadcast advertisements. After making her stage debut in the lead in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of "Sweet Adeline" (1977), Dawber landed her first feature role as the former girlfriend of the groom who makes a memorable entrance astride a horse in Robert Altman's "A Wedding" (1977). She then landed a leading role in a busted ABC pilot "Sister Terri" but the network suits were impressed enough to offer her the star-making role of Mindy to Robin Williams' quirky alien in the hit sitcom "Mork and Mindy" (1978-82). Dawber had the difficult task of playing straight woman to Williams and his zany improvisations, but she brought a certain charm to the role. Once the characters were married, however, the magic seemed to dissipate (amid rumors of dissension between the stars) and ABC pulled the plug on the show.

Although Pam Dawber harbored hopes of a career as a musical comedy star, she found her niche on television. Born and raised in Michigan, the tall, vivacious beauty began her career as a model and appeared in several print and broadcast advertisements. After making her stage debut in the lead in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of "Sweet Adeline" (1977), Dawber landed her first feature role as the former girlfriend of the groom who makes a memorable entrance astride a horse in Robert Altman's "A Wedding" (1977). She then landed a leading role in a busted ABC pilot "Sister Terri" but the network suits were impressed enough to offer her the star-making role of Mindy to Robin Williams' quirky alien in the hit sitcom "Mork and Mindy" (1978-82). Dawber had the difficult task of playing straight woman to Williams and his zany improvisations, but she brought a certain charm to the role. Once the characters were married, however, the magic seemed to dissipate (amid rumors of dissension between the stars) and ABC pulled the plug on the show.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I'll Remember April (2000) Duke'S Mom
2.
 Stranger to Love, A (1996) Andi Stanton
3.
 Trail of Tears (1995) Cheryl Harris
5.
 Web of Deception (1994) Jane Benesch
6.
 Man With Three Wives, The (1993) Robyn
7.
 Stay Tuned (1992) Helen Knable
8.
 Face of Fear, The (1990) Connie Weaver
9.
 Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989) Kendra Dollison
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a model at a Detroit auto show
1971:
Moved to NYC; began print modeling career
1977:
First appeared onstage in "Sweet Adeline" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam CT
1977:
Made feature film debut in a small role in Robert Altman's "A Wedding"
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Filmed busted pilot "Sister Terri"; hired for the role of Mindy based on her performance
1978:
Starred opposite Robin Williams in the popular ABC sitcom, "Mork and Mindy"
1981:
Co-starred in L.A. production of "The Pirates of Penzance"
1982:
Appeared for three weeks on Broadway in "The Pirates of Penzance"
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Provided the voice of Mindy McConnell (opposite Robin Williams) for an animated version of "Mork and Mindy"
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Formed Pony Productions
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Starred in CBS sitcom "My Sister Sam"
1992:
Returned to feature films after 15 years to play a leading role in "Stay Tuned" opposite John Ritter
1997:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the short-lived sitcom "Life . . . and Stuff" (CBS)
1997:
Provided the voice of Perdy in the animated "101 Dalmatians: The Series"
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Education

North Farmington High School: Farmington , Michigan -
Oakland Community College: Farmington Hills , Michigan -

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companion:
Phil Coccioletti. Model. Together in the early 1980s.
companion:
Weems Westfeldt. Ski instructor.
husband:
Mark Harmon. Actor. Married March 1987.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Eugene E Dawber. Commercial artist.
mother:
Thelma M Dawber. Stock-photo agency owner.
sister:
Leslie Dawber. Died in 1976 during open heart surgery at age 22.
son:
Sean Thomas Harmon. Born April 25, 1988.
son:
Ty Christian Harmon. Born June 25, 1992.
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