Pamela Duncan (actress)

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Pamela Duncan
Pamela Duncan actor.jpg
Born (1926-12-28)December 28, 1926
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 1957 Roger Corman cult science fiction film Attack of the Crab Monsters and later appeared in the 2000 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Curtain Call, that focused on the lives and careers of the residents of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey.


A native of Brooklyn, New York, Duncan won several local beauty pageants as a teenager before moving to southern California to become a movie actor. Her first role came when she appeared in the 1951 film Whistling Hills. 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, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Colt .45, Tombstone Territory, Sea Hunt, and in 1959 she appeared in Bat Masterson, as the character Rachel Lowery in the episode "Lady Luck."

The publicity photo of Duncan (above) is from a 1958 episode of Highway Patrol, starring Broderick Crawford.

She died from a stroke in 2005 at the age of 80.

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