August 6, 1915
|Died||October 6, 2009(aged 94)|
She was born in Oakland, California as Adele Pearce, and performed under that name until 1942. Her film career lasted for a little over fifteen years, with her starring mostly in B-movies. Her first film role was uncredited, playing a bit part in the 1934 film Eight Girls on a Boat. Through 1938 her roles were all uncredited. However, in 1938 she starred in the western The Utah Trail alongside Tex Ritter. This helped her to secure several other western acting roles, many times as the lead heroine.
In 1939 she starred in five films, one of which was a crime drama, one a mystery, and one a western. In total she had roles in some fifty four films, as well as a number of starring roles in certain television series. In 1946 she starred in Chick Carter, Detective. Toward the end of her career, she mostly played parts in western genre films and television episodes, such as The Range Rider. Her last role was in 1954, in the film The Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush. She was also in a Cisco Kid TV episode.
Afterward she retired. She married three times, her first marriage being to actor Malcolm "Bud" Taggert, which ended in divorce not long before he died in a swimming pool accident in 1949. Her second marriage was to actor, television producer and writer Mike Stokey, which also ended in divorce. They had one son, Mike Stokey Jr., who served as a 1st Marine Division combat correspondent during the Vietnam War, and who then began working in the film industry as a military technical advisor, having worked with, among others, Steven Spielberg. Pamela Blake's third marriage was to John Canavan, a retired Air Force master sergeant.
Eventually Blake slipped from the limelight altogether. She died of natural causes in a Las Vegas care facility in 2009, at age 94.
- Autumn Crocus (1934)
- Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
- Swing Fever (1943)
- Live Wires (1946)
- The Sea Hound (1947)
- Ghost of Zorro (1949)