Pam Dawber

Career and Net Worth

Pam Dawber tried out for a role in a spinoff of Bewitched. Although she wasn't chosen, she was offered a spot in a talent development program. In this program, she was paid until she was selected for a role. Garry K. Marshall chose her for one of the two lead characters in a new ABC sitcom titled Mork & Mindy. She was an unlikely choice, as she never auditioned for the role and had no formal acting experience. The show became extremely popular in its debut season and lasted from 1978-1982. Dawber was paid $15,000 per episode. She was awarded her first People's Choice Award due to the show's success.

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Her co-star on Mork & Mindy was Robin Williams, and she claimed that the most challenging part about the job had to keep her composure around his comedy. When the network insisted on sexualizing her character, Dawber refused, and Williams supported her decision against the network's wishes. They were close friends in addition to being coworkers. In her biography, she stated Williams was "such a nice person who had a gigantic heart." Garry Marshall, who initially selected Dawber for the role, said that Williams' "aim in life was to make Pam Dawber blush."

After the end of Mork & Mindy, Dawber landed another starring role as Samantha Russell on My Sister Sam's CBS sitcom in 1986. The show ran for 44 episodes and earned Dawber a second People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program. The show was famous in its first season but dropped in ratings and was eventually taken off the air in 1988. In July of 1989, Dawber's former co-star, Rebecca Schaeffer, was shot and killed outside her apartment by an obsessive deranged fan. Dawber became a gun control advocate and filmed a public service announcement about violence prevention and the remaining former cast. She is also a national spokeswoman for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.

In addition to her well-known television roles, she has appeared in several movies, including Stay Tuned (1992) and I'll Remember April (1999). In 2014, she joined her former co-star Robin Williams in his comedy series The Crazy Ones, which was canceled not long after. Williams committed suicide only four months after the series' last episode. Later that year, Dawber participated in a one-hour TV special on PBS titled "Robin Williams Remembered" and was her first on-camera interview since the tragedy. She stated she was "completely and devastated." In 2017, Dawber appeared on The Odd Couple in a tribute to Garry Marshall, who was the one that plucked her from obscurity and brought her into the limelight.

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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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