Pamela Sue Martin
Pamela Sue Martin
|Born||January 5, 1953|
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, author, model|
|Television||The Nancy Drew Mysteries|
Pamela Sue Martin (born January 5, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of teenage detective Nancy Drew on the television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and for originating the role of socialite Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Westport, Martin began modeling at 17, and appeared in The Poseidon Adventure (opposite Gene Hackman) in 1972, at the age of 19. More films followed, including Our Time and Buster and Billie. Later, her work as ABC-TV's Nancy Drew made her something of a teen idol. Initially, the ABC program alternated each week between The Nancy Drew Mysteries and The Hardy Boys Mysteries.  In season 2, the shows were merged and renamed The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries,  which led to Nancy's role being reduced. This frustrated Martin, who left the series as a result. Her final appearance as Nancy aired on January 1, 1978.
Martin appeared in a cover pictorial in the July 1978 issue of Playboy magazine, with the headline "TV's Nancy Drew Undraped". In the magazine, she cited the merger of the two shows as her reason for quitting 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. After Martin left (of her own accord), the character was initially portrayed as "missing and presumed dead". The series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of the fifth season in 1985.
Martin hosted Saturday Night Live on February 16, 1985.
She owns a theatre company in Idaho.
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. The ad was directed by Clyde Lucas, who appeared on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
|1972||To Find a Man||Rosalind McCarthy||Credited 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|
|1990||A Cry in the Wild||June Robeson|
|2014||McTaggart's Fortune||Sergeant Jeanine Bowman|
|1973||The Girls of Huntington House||Gail Dorn||Movie|
|1974||The Gun and the Pulpit||Sally Underwood||Movie|
|1976||The Quest||Ginger||Episode: "Day of Outrage"|
|1977–78||The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries||Nancy Drew||Regular|
|1978||Human Feelings||Verna Gold||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"|
|1981–84||Dynasty||Fallon Carrington Colby||Regular|
|1986||Strong Medicine||Celia Grey||Movie|
|1987||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Melinda Jensen||Episode: "Anniversary Gift"|
|1987||Bay Coven||Linda Lebon||Movie|
|1989||The Saint: The Software Murders||Irina||Movie|
|1990||Sky Trackers||Doctor Spencer Jenkins||Movie|
|2002||That '70s Show||Wizard||Episode: "Tornado Prom"|
|2006||The L Word||Linda Kennard||Episode: "Lifeline"|
|2017||My Christmas Prince||Samantha's mother||Movie|
- Pamela Sue Martin at AllMovie
- "OUR TIME (1974)". AFI.com. American Film Institute. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
- "BUSTER AND BILLIE (1974)". AFI.com. American Film Institute. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
- Plunkett-Powell, Karen (1993). The Nancy Drew Scrapbook: 60 years of America's favorite teenage sleuth. St. Martin's Press. pp. 120, 121, 122. ISBN 0-312-09881-2.
- "Pamela Sue Martin". TMZ. October 24, 2008.
- "Pamela Sue Martin: PSA Help Save Pink Dolphins". 7th Voyage Productions. Retrieved November 1, 2008.