Pam Dawber

Pamela Dawber is an American actress best known for her portrayals as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy. (1978–1982) and Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam (1986–1988).

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Dawber was born in Detroit, the older two daughters of commercial artist Eugene E. Dawber and Thelma M, on October 18, 1951.

She attended Reid Elementary School in Goodrich and North Farmington High School, and Oakland Community College (OCC) with an intention to move to a four-year institution. She postponed her studies at OCC to pursue modeling full-time, and she eventually dropped out after deciding to pursue modeling full-time. She was only a teenager when she began modeling full-time for the top-ranked Wilhelmina Models in New York City. Leslie, her younger sister, tragically died from a congestive heart condition in December 1976 when she was only 22 years old.

Marriage, Husband, and Children

Pam Dawber met her future husband, Mark Harmon, at a party in March of 1989, shortly after the cancellation of My Sister Sam. They were married only one year later, on March 21, 1987, in a private ceremony. Together they have two sons, Sean Thomas Harmon (born April 25, 1988) and Ty Christian Harmon (born June 25, 1992.)

"We're not trying to keep anything secret," Pam told People Magazine in an interview during her engagement, "but if you don't want it exploited by the press, you have to." After their marriage, Harmon told TV Insider, "It's not even a choice. It's who we are. We stay at home—a lot. I'm not a Twitter guy or a Facebook guy. Our sons aren't into that either."

Harmon is an actor himself and co-starred with Dawber in I'll Remember April (1999). He has appeared in well-known roles such as Simon Donovan in The West Wing, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. Surpassing his previous role in popularity and notoriety was his character of Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS on CBS. He was dubbed one of People's Sexiest Men Alive in 1986.

Dawber has been quoted saying, "I am so grateful for my life. I've had tough times, but then so have most people. But I'm grateful for having been able to come out on the other side of it." "It's like a train pulls up to your door, and either you get on it, or you let it go. And I just always got on the train."

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 18-10-1951
Height: 1.69 m
Children: Sean Harmon, Ty Christian Harmon
Birth Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $40 million
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Mark Harmon
Marriage Date: 1987
Alma Mater: North Farmington High School and Oakland Community College
T.V. Show(s): The Crazy Ones
Employer: producer
Birth Date: 18 Oct, 1951
Age: 68 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Detroit
Education: Oakland Community College
Gender: Female
Description: American actress
Spouse: Mark Harmon [M. 1987]
Net Worth 2020: 10 million
Net Worth 2021: 10 million
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Last Modified: Aug 3 2021
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