Pamela Duncan (actress)

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Pamela Duncan
Pamela Duncan actor.jpg
Born (1924-12-28)December 28, 1924
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died November 11, 2005(2005-11-11) (aged 80)
Englewood, New Jersey
Cause of death
Stroke
Years active 1951-1964

Pamela Duncan (December 28, 1924 - November 11, 2005) was an American B-movie actress who starred in the cult classic Attack of the Crab Monsters and later appeared in an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Curtain Call a documentary made in 2000 that focused on the lives and careers of the residents of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey.

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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Duncan won several local beauty pageants as a teenager before moving to California to become a movie actor. Her first role came in 1951, when she appeared in the film Whistling Hills, but she was best known for her role in Attack of the Crab Monsters, a 1957 science-fiction release directed by Roger Corman. Also in the 1950s, she played the part of Mike Hammer's secretary Velda in the mystery drama My Gun Is Quick.

On television, Duncan appeared on a number of television programs. In 1958 she appeared on Perry Mason as the murder victim and title character in "The Case of the Daring Decoy." Other television appearances included Pony Express, Maverick, Wyatt Earp (TV Series), Colt .45, Bat Masterson, and Sea Hunt. In 1959 she appeared as Rachel Lowery in the episode Lady Luck. The photo displayed of Duncan is from a 1958 episode of Highway Patrol, starring Broderick Crawford.

She died of a stroke at the age of eighty.

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