Pamela Sue Martin

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Pamela Sue Martin
Born (1953-01-05) January 5, 1953 (age 62)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Staples High School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–present
Known for Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Spouse(s) Charles Gates (?-?)
Jorge Brusch (1979–1980)
Manuel Rojas (1982–1984)
Bruce Allen (1990–1998)

Pamela Sue Martin (born January 5, 1953) is an American actress best 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 magazine, which caused her to be axed from the series.

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 the fifth season 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1972 To Find a Man Rosalind McCarthy (as Pamela Martin)
1972 The Poseidon Adventure Susan Shelby
1974 Our Time Abigail 'Abby' Reed
1974 Buster and Billie Margie Hooks
1979 The Lady in Red Polly Franklin
1985 Torchlight Lillian Weller
1987 Flicks Liz Stone
1990 A Cry in the Wild June Robeson
2010 Soupernatural Rod
2014 McTaggart's Fortune Sergeant Jeanine Bowman


Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Girls of Huntington House Gail Dorn tv movie
1974 The Gun and the Pulpit Sally Underwood tv movie
1976 The Hemingway tv movie
1976 The Quest Ginger Episode "Day of Outrage"
1977–1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Nancy Drew Regular
1978 Human Feelings Verna Gold tv movie
1980 Fantasy Island Velda Ferini Episode "The Invisible Woman/The Snow Bird"
1980 The Love Boat Donna Dayton Episode "Bommerang/Captain's Triangle/Out of This World"
1981–1984 Dynasty Fallon Carrington / Fallon Carrington Colby Regular
1986 Strong Medicine Celia Grey tv movie
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Melinda Jensen Episode "Aniversary Gift"
1987 Bay Coven Linda Lebon tv movie
1989 The Saint: The Software Murders Irina tv movie
1990 Sky Trackers Doctor Spencer Jenkins tv movie
2002 That '70s Show Wizard Episode "Tornado Prom"
2006 The L Word Linda Kennard Episode "Lifeline"


Year Title Role Notes
Wild Guys Director
This is Our Youth Director
Proof Director
Drawer Boy Director
Seduced Sam Shepard
Private Eyes
Beau Jest
Marvin's Room


  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. October 24, 2008. 

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