|Dawber and Robin Williams in Mork and Mindy.|
Today's resident of note is Pam Dawber, sitcom star and Manor tenant. Her life, in bullet points:
✯ Born in Detroit, 1951. Begins her career as a fashion model in New York, represented by the Wilhelmina agency. Rents an apartment in the Manor in the mid-1970s.
✯ Her focus turns to acting. In 1978, virtually unknown, she lands a starring role opposite equally unknown Robin Williams in a new TV series, Mork and Mindy, playing the comedic foil ‒ and eventual love interest ‒ of an extraterrestrial from the planet Ork. The show is an instant hit, propelling both actors to stardom.
✯ Adopts a bi-coastal lifestyle, much in vogue at the time. Interviewed by the Daily News, she explains "I commute between here and Los Angeles. I lease my Tudor City apartment to [actor] Bob Lipton, and he rents his LA home to me. It works out real fine."
✮ After the series ends in 1982, she appears in other sitcoms, most notably My Sister Sam. Marries actor Mark Harmon in 1987, her television roles becoming less frequent since then.
|Dawber's life summarized on magazine covers.|
Thank you to Paige Judge for the tip!
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