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Pamelyn Ferdin is 65

The blonde child actress with the unusual voice and perfect diction (which must have pleased TV dad Tony Randall) turned 65 on January 4th. Happy Birthday, senior citizen Pamelyn!

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by Anonymousreply 87February 9, 2024 9:34 PM

Guest spot on Family Affair.

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by Anonymousreply 1February 5, 2024 4:02 PM

February 4th, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 2February 5, 2024 4:08 PM

February 4th, thank you!! Oops.

Forgive me, Pamelyn!

by Anonymousreply 3February 5, 2024 4:10 PM

I hated her when I was a kid... That voice!! Like nails on a chalkboard.

She's a few months younger than I am.

by Anonymousreply 4February 5, 2024 4:12 PM

She laughed at my new look.

by Anonymousreply 5February 5, 2024 4:22 PM

I never could figure out why she was on so many shows. She wasn’t that good. She was even on Happy Days when she was older.

by Anonymousreply 6February 5, 2024 4:51 PM

A year ago

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by Anonymousreply 7February 5, 2024 4:55 PM

A year ago

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by Anonymousreply 8February 5, 2024 4:55 PM

I especially hated her in this Star Trek episode.

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by Anonymousreply 9February 5, 2024 4:57 PM

She was the ultimate voice of Lucy on the Peanuts specials!

by Anonymousreply 10February 5, 2024 4:59 PM

John Megan stole that episode—and see Capote thread..

by Anonymousreply 11February 5, 2024 5:00 PM

I'm the same age and until today I always thought her name was Pamela. And I thought her last name was pronounced fur-DEEN.

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by Anonymousreply 13February 5, 2024 6:03 PM

That angel was Melvin Belli!! R9

Could you imagine Gloria Allred on Star Trek?! Oy!

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by Anonymousreply 14February 5, 2024 6:07 PM

Chorlee Bhrahown, yew blahkhead!

by Anonymousreply 15February 5, 2024 6:10 PM

I like her - she reminds me of my childhood.

by Anonymousreply 16February 5, 2024 10:09 PM

She was also Paul Lynde’s TV daughter on his short lived sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 17February 5, 2024 10:57 PM

Fuck her.

by Anonymousreply 18February 5, 2024 11:49 PM

I remember her from an episode of Brady Bunch when Jan wore the Afro wig to her birthday party. I hate the way she spoke. Like she had shit in her mouth or something

by Anonymousreply 19February 5, 2024 11:51 PM

check out her site.

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by Anonymousreply 20February 6, 2024 12:06 AM

Welcome to My Website! It’s no exaggeration to say that if you watched television at all in the 1960s or 1970s you must have seen me. Maybe you didn’t know my name, but you knew my face, and if you couldn’t place the face, you surely knew my voice.

For the greater part of a decade I was the busiest child actress in Hollywood. There were times when I was the busiest actor of any age. I performed in more than 200 television episodes, over 40 feature films and made-for-TV movies, and more than 300 television commercials, nearly all of them before I was out of my teens.

by Anonymousreply 21February 6, 2024 12:40 AM

She's charging 30 bucks for an autographed headshot.

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by Anonymousreply 22February 6, 2024 12:42 AM

Spoke with shit in her mouth

by Anonymousreply 23February 6, 2024 1:51 AM

She was no Lisa Gerritsen.

by Anonymousreply 24February 6, 2024 2:08 AM

Effie Boots!

by Anonymousreply 25February 6, 2024 2:12 AM

R1 Was Buffy retarted?

by Anonymousreply 26February 6, 2024 2:19 AM

But where is her Phaedra? Her Lady Macbeth?

by Anonymousreply 27February 6, 2024 2:19 AM

RR27 They’re among her lost films, destroyed in a vault fire.

by Anonymousreply 28February 6, 2024 2:20 AM

Another of her lost films:

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by Anonymousreply 29February 6, 2024 3:02 AM

She should make her comeback doing night, Mother with Amanda Seyfried.

by Anonymousreply 30February 6, 2024 3:58 AM

That bitch Lucy Winters made fun of Jan's afro.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 6, 2024 4:01 AM

i waned to be her and lance kerwin at the same time, a tween she/he!

by Anonymousreply 32February 6, 2024 4:06 AM

She's a kook with a capital K.

"Every day is 9/11 for chickens" she told John and Ken.

by Anonymousreply 33February 6, 2024 4:15 AM

I actually think she was a pretty good actress. Loved watching her guest spots.

by Anonymousreply 34February 6, 2024 4:16 AM

She died in this movie, and nobody seemed to give a shit.

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by Anonymousreply 35February 6, 2024 4:18 AM

[quote] I never could figure out why she was on so many shows. She wasn’t that good.

Because of That Voice. You would never forget it once you heard it, even if you didn't know the name of the child actress who produced it.

by Anonymousreply 36February 6, 2024 4:21 AM

She had a great voice. As a young gay lad I wanted her voice.

by Anonymousreply 37February 6, 2024 4:29 AM

How do you pronounce her first name?

by Anonymousreply 38February 6, 2024 4:31 AM

Wiki has a link to her site re her memoir but no more news of it.

As of December 2020, she has finished her memoirs, co-authored by Richard Riis, and is seeking a publisher.

by Anonymousreply 39February 6, 2024 4:34 AM

Animal rights kook.

by Anonymousreply 40February 6, 2024 5:12 AM

[quote] How do you pronounce her first name?

"Throatwarbler Mangrove."

by Anonymousreply 41February 6, 2024 5:31 AM

Pamelyn appeared in the creepy 70s classic [italic]The Beguiled[/italic]. On her site you can see an image from the production in which she is sitting underneath a tree with Clint Eastwood. That scene is pretty shocking-- Pamelyn was only 11 when she made the film, and during the scene in question Eastwood kisses her on the mouth in a disturbingly adult way, which wasn't in the script. Her dismayed reaction as captured on camera was real.

by Anonymousreply 42February 6, 2024 5:36 AM

I hope she quietly told him, "No tongues..."

by Anonymousreply 43February 6, 2024 6:16 AM

R42, the IMDb version:

"Pamelyn Ferdin, who was 11 during filming, said in a 1995 interview that Clint Eastwood kissing her to keep her from screaming when she sees troops passing by was a total surprise. She wasn't expecting it because it wasn't in the script. He was supposed to just cover her mouth. She found out later that director Don Siegel told Eastwood to do it because it would be more provocative. She said they used the first take because her stunned expression, which was real, was perfect."

If they used the first take, that means they did it again, right?

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by Anonymousreply 44February 6, 2024 5:38 PM

Always thought she sounded like an old women when she talked. Now she is an old woman.

by Anonymousreply 45February 6, 2024 5:44 PM

R45 It would be funny if she now spoke in a little girl voice.

by Anonymousreply 46February 6, 2024 5:56 PM

R44 No, it means they did one take.

by Anonymousreply 47February 6, 2024 7:19 PM

R46 She does.

by Anonymousreply 48February 6, 2024 7:19 PM

Lucy Winters on Brady Bunch

“we didn’t mean to hurt your feelings”

Spoken with lots of shit in her mouth. Made me crazy as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 49February 6, 2024 7:47 PM

"We did it in one take!"

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by Anonymousreply 50February 6, 2024 11:32 PM

No one can say Pamelyn isn't beguiling!

by Anonymousreply 51February 7, 2024 1:26 AM

I think you mean exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 52February 7, 2024 7:50 AM

Does anyone remember her as the daughter of Ray Milland in Daughter of the Mind? Don Murray was also in it. She was a dead girl whose spirit was used in a Soviet plot or something.

by Anonymousreply 53February 7, 2024 1:42 PM

I AM a daughter of the mind.

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by Anonymousreply 54February 7, 2024 7:04 PM

I paid Susan Olsen a dollar to kick her in the cuntbone.

by Anonymousreply 55February 7, 2024 7:10 PM

If she was Ray Milland's daughter does that mean she was Ryan O'Neal sister?

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by Anonymousreply 56February 7, 2024 9:03 PM

The movie is on YouTube.

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by Anonymousreply 57February 7, 2024 9:23 PM

With Virginia Christine as Helga!

by Anonymousreply 58February 7, 2024 9:25 PM

Virginia Christine IS Helga!

by Anonymousreply 59February 7, 2024 9:36 PM

R55 Eve, I'll pay you $10 to kick Susan Olsen in the cuntbone.

by Anonymousreply 60February 7, 2024 10:12 PM

R57 I love the literal-minded title of the movie!

And Ucla playing the stand-in for an elite university..

by Anonymousreply 61February 7, 2024 10:19 PM

With Dead …er Don Murray

by Anonymousreply 62February 7, 2024 10:20 PM

Four different Oscar nominees in one tv flick…

by Anonymousreply 63February 7, 2024 10:22 PM

R60, I'll chip in $10 bucks for that!

by Anonymousreply 64February 7, 2024 10:30 PM

I'll chip in $50 if she'll kick Pamelyn Ferdin in the cuntbone too.

by Anonymousreply 65February 7, 2024 10:37 PM

She was unavoidable when I was a kid, guesting on everything. She was awkward looking and had that horrible voice. She still has it, along with bad plastic surgery.

by Anonymousreply 66February 7, 2024 11:39 PM

She sure makes a big deal of her 3 appearances on The Odd Couple.

by Anonymousreply 67February 8, 2024 12:54 AM

R63 - Pamelyn as the dead daughter has a message for Ray Milland from the beyond - that Korean wig does you no favors.

by Anonymousreply 68February 8, 2024 1:14 AM

Daddy I don't like being dead!

by Anonymousreply 69February 8, 2024 11:38 AM

The scene from "The Beguiled."

Disturbing, to say the least.

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by Anonymousreply 70February 8, 2024 11:56 AM

Daughter of the Mind must have been a pilot vehicle for Don Murray, maybe an early Sixth Sense or something. Don had just had a failed ABC Western where his co-star was a black man, and apparently even after I Spy, the network had no faith in it, though it was supposely critically praised.

by Anonymousreply 71February 8, 2024 12:00 PM

For years I thought Pamelyn and Cathy Silvers were the same person.

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by Anonymousreply 72February 8, 2024 12:07 PM

[quote] Like she had shit in her mouth or something


by Anonymousreply 73February 8, 2024 12:16 PM

R71. It was re-tooled for Miss Sally Fiield over at NBC

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by Anonymousreply 74February 8, 2024 1:04 PM

R70 In the old west she was probably marryin' age.

by Anonymousreply 75February 8, 2024 3:29 PM

She was an LA kid, you could tell by the way she talked. Like the way all the child actors from LA pronounced their vowels. A little like Valley-speak.

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by Anonymousreply 77February 9, 2024 3:15 AM


She talked like these two chicks on Dragnet at 10:35. The way the girl says "down", and that nasal way of talking.

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by Anonymousreply 78February 9, 2024 3:47 AM

for some reason she reminds me of Woody Allen.

by Anonymousreply 79February 9, 2024 5:55 AM

Costarred with Other Most Obnoxious Child Actress Laurie Prange in Night Gallery ep "Brenda".

Compensating factor: Glenn Corbett: kind of wooden actor, but he didn't have to act well. All he had to do was just stand there so you could DROOL over him.

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by Anonymousreply 80February 9, 2024 10:16 AM

Nope —do better 78

It’s in your head.

by Anonymousreply 81February 9, 2024 11:49 AM

I think Pamelyn was the inspiration for Vanessa Bayer's child actress character Laura Parsons on SNL.

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by Anonymousreply 83February 9, 2024 12:04 PM

Somebody does, since there are now 84 replies, which even surprises me.

by Anonymousreply 84February 9, 2024 2:05 PM

R83 You have stated your boundaries!

by Anonymousreply 85February 9, 2024 6:53 PM

R81 Where are you from?

by Anonymousreply 86February 9, 2024 8:45 PM

That Creature Features promo makes it seem she has the case of the Margaret O'Briens. She is still doing her cutesy act as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 87February 9, 2024 9:34 PM
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