PAMELA BRITTON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Pamela Britton was born on March 19th, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Ethel Owen was a well known stage, radio and television actress. Her father, Raymond Owen worked as a doctor. She also had two sisters, Virginia who became and actress and Mary Owen who was employed as a social worker.
Her schooling years were at State Teacher's Normal School and Holy Angels Academy in Milwaukee. As a young girl she became involved in school plays and was often cast as the lead. She was also very athletic and excelled at horseback riding and swimming.
By the young age of nine she was already working summer stock theater and was also working on Broadway with her mother. Britton's talents were in music and comedy and while singing at a party, band leader, Don McGuire discovered her and she was hired to work as his singer and tour with the band.
She later returned to working as a stage actress and her big break came when she was cast in the play, "Oklahoma" as an understudy. She went on tour with the company and was seen by an MGM executive who signed her to a contract. Her film debut was in, "Anchors Aweigh" (1945) playing the girlfriend of Frank Sinatra.
After not getting offered any decent film roles, Britton returned to work on Broadway for three years. A number of other television and film roles later followed such as on, "D.O.A." (1950) and in 1963 on the television series, "My Favorite Martian" which is the role she is most well remembered by when she portrayed landlady, Mrs. Lorelei.
Pam Britton married only one time to Arthur Steel on April 8th, 1945 and they had one child together, Kathy Steel Ferber, and remained married until she passed away on June 17th, 1974 in Arlington Heights, Illinois from a sudden and unexpected brain tumor.
1973 The Magician
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
1963-1966 My Favorite Martian
1961 Peter Gunn
1960 77 Sunset Strip
1956 Damon Runyon Theater
1951 The Bigelow Theatre
1950 Watch the Birdie
1950 The Silver Theatre
1950 Key to the City
1946 A Letter for Evie
1945 Anchors Aweigh