Pamela Sue Martin

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Pamela Sue Martin
Born (1953-01-05) January 5, 1953 (age 62)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actress, author, model
Years active 1970–present
  • Jorge Brusch (m. 1979–80)
  • Manuel Rojas (m. 1982–84)
  • Bruce Allen (m. 1990–98)

Pamela Sue Martin (born January 5, 1953) is an American actress. She is known for playing Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV series[1] and Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty.


Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and growing up in nearby Westport, Martin began modeling at 17, and appeared in the original film version of The Poseidon Adventure (opposite Gene Hackman) at the age of 19. During the run of Nancy Drew she appeared in a cover-featured pictorial in the July 1978 issue of Playboy. She left during season two, as the number of Hardy Boys episodes became greater, due to its slightly higher ratings, in comparison to Nancy Drew. She also voiced clear disappointment over the combining of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys in many episodes.

Martin portrayed feisty and spoiled heiress Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty from its debut in 1981 through the end of the fourth season in 1984. Martin left of her own accord and the character was "missing and presumed dead"—the series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of season five in 1985. She hosted Saturday Night Live on February 16, 1985.

In 1984, Martin, who has long been involved in environmental causes, appeared in a public service announcement to help save pink dolphins in the Amazon River.[2] The ad was directed by Clyde Lucas, who appeared on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.

Divorced three times and the mother of one son, Martin has written about her struggle with interstitial cystitis.[3] Martin owns a theatre company in Idaho.



  1. ^ Pamela Sue Martin at AllMovie
  2. ^ "Pamela Sue Martin: PSA Help Save Pink Dolphins". 7th Voyage Productions. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Pamela Sue Martin". TMZ. 2008-10-24. 

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