Pamela Sue Martin

    January 5, 1953 • 71 y.o.

    Place of Birth Westport, Connecticut, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1972 — 2019
    Genres Drama, Romance, Mystery
    Height 1.73 m

    Facts

    Martin began modeling at age 16. When Pamela Sue heard that Columbia Pictures was looking for girls to audtion for a film called To Find a Man (1972), she decided to audition, despite the fact that she had absolutely no prior training, experience, or even ambitions in the dramatic arts. After a full three months, the producers concluded that Pamela Sue should be cast in the role of the lead female character. She was chosen by producer Irwin Allen to appear in The Poseidon Adventure in 1972, at age 19 based on her work in To Find a Man. More films followed, including Our Time and Buster and Billie.

    At her manager's insistence, she began working in television. Later, her work as ABC-TV's Nancy Drew made her something of a teen idol. Initially, the ABC program alternated each week between The Nancy Drew Mysteries and The Hardy Boys Mysteries. In season 2, the shows were merged and renamed The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which led to Nancy's role being reduced. This frustrated Martin, who left the series as a result. Her final appearance as Nancy aired on January 1, 1978. Martin appeared in a cover pictorial in the July 1978 issue of Playboy magazine, with the headline "TV's Nancy Drew Undraped". In the magazine, she cited the merger of the two shows as her reason for quitting the series.

    Martin portrayed feisty and spoiled heiress Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty from its debut in 1981 through to the end of the fourth season in 1984. After Martin left (of her own accord), the character was initially portrayed as "missing and presumed dead". The series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of the fifth season in 1985.

    Martin hosted Saturday Night Live on February 16, 1985. In the 2000s, she was artistic director of the Interplanetary Theater Group, in Idaho. Since then, she has worked sporadically in film and television.

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    Title Ratings: 6.45
    My Ratings:
    • Drama 27%
    • Romance 21%
    • Comedy 9%
    • Mystery 6%
    • Family 6%
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                                  Actress — 28

                                  2019
                                  1
                                  2019 — 2023 — Harriet Grosset

                                  Horror, Drama, Mystery, 44 min
                                  United States • Larry Teng...

                                    2017
                                    2
                                    2017 — Sandra Logan

                                    Comedy, Drama, Family, 1 hr 25 min
                                    United States • Sam Irvin

                                      2014
                                      3
                                      2014 — Sgt. Jeanine Bowman

                                      Adventure
                                      United States • Gary Ambrosia

                                        2010
                                        4
                                        2010 — Rod

                                        Drama
                                        United States • Christopher Noice

                                          2004
                                          5
                                          2004 — 2009 — Linda Kennard, uncredited

                                          Drama, Romance, 43 min
                                          United States, Canada • Rose Troche...

                                            1998
                                            6
                                            1998 — 2006 — Wizard

                                            Comedy, Drama, Romance, 22 min
                                            United States • David Trainer...

                                              1994
                                              7
                                              1994 — Irina

                                              Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 32 min
                                              Canada, United Kingdom, United States • Henry Herbert

                                                1990
                                                8
                                                1990 — Doctor Spencer Jenkins

                                                Sci-Fi, 1 hr 32 min
                                                Australia • John Power

                                                  9
                                                  1990 — Mom

                                                  Action, Adventure, Thriller, 1 hr 22 min
                                                  United States • Mark Griffiths

                                                    1987
                                                    10
                                                    1987 — Linda Lebon

                                                    Horror, Thriller, 1 hr 35 min
                                                    Canada • Carl Schenkel

                                                      1986
                                                      11
                                                      1986 — Celia Grey

                                                      Drama, 3 hours
                                                      United Kingdom, United States • Guy Green

                                                        1985
                                                        12
                                                        1985 — 1989 — Melinda Jensen

                                                        Crime, Drama, Mystery, 22 min
                                                        United States • Allan King...

                                                          1984
                                                          13
                                                          1984 — Lillian Weller

                                                          Drama, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                          United States • Thomas J. Wright

                                                            1983
                                                            14
                                                            1983 — Liz Stone, segment 'Philip Alien'

                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 19 min
                                                            United States • Peter Winograd...

                                                              1981
                                                              15
                                                              1981 — 1989 — Fallon Carrington Colby

                                                              Drama, Romance, 45 min
                                                              United States • Irving J. Moore...

                                                                1979
                                                                16
                                                                1979 — Polly Franklin

                                                                Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                United States • Lewis Teague

                                                                  1978
                                                                  17
                                                                  1978 — Verna Gold

                                                                  Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hr 13 min
                                                                  United States • Ernest Pintoff

                                                                    1977
                                                                    18
                                                                    1977 — 1987 — Donna Dayton

                                                                    Comedy, Drama, Romance, 43 min
                                                                    United States • Richard Kinon...

                                                                      19
                                                                      1977 — 1979 — Nancy Drew

                                                                      Crime, Family, Mystery, 1 hour
                                                                      United States • Joseph Pevney...

                                                                        20
                                                                        1977 — 1984 — Velda Ferrini

                                                                        Fantasy, Adventure, Family, 43 min
                                                                        United States • Cliff Bole...

                                                                          1976
                                                                          21
                                                                          1976 — Ginger

                                                                          Drama, Western, 1 hour
                                                                          United States • Bernard McEveety...

                                                                            22
                                                                            1976

                                                                            Drama, 1 hr 45 min
                                                                            United States • Don Taylor

                                                                              1974
                                                                              23
                                                                              1974 — Margie Hooks

                                                                              Crime, Drama, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                              United States • Daniel Petrie...

                                                                                24
                                                                                1974 — Abigail, Abby Reed

                                                                                Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                United States • Peter Hyams

                                                                                  25
                                                                                  1974 — Sally Underwood

                                                                                  Drama, Western, 1 hr 14 min
                                                                                  United States • Daniel Petrie

                                                                                    1973
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    1973 — Gail Dorn

                                                                                    Drama, 1 hr 14 min
                                                                                    United States • Alf Kjellin

                                                                                      1972
                                                                                      27
                                                                                      1972 — Susan

                                                                                      Action, Adventure, Drama, 1 hr 57 min
                                                                                      United States • Ronald Neame

                                                                                        28
                                                                                        1972 — Rosalind McCarthy

                                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 30 min (in credits: Pamela Martin)
                                                                                        United States • Buzz Kulik

                                                                                          Writer — 1

                                                                                          1984
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          1984 — (screenplay) (story)

                                                                                          Drama, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                          United States • Thomas J. Wright

                                                                                            Producer — 1

                                                                                            1
                                                                                            1984 — associate producer

                                                                                            Drama, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                            United States • Thomas J. Wright

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