Thursday, November 18, 2010

Victoria Principal who played Pamela Barnes Ewing on the TV show Dallas

Victoria Principal played the role of Pamela Barnes Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas". She was Bobby Ewing's(Patrick Duffy) wife and the sister of Cliff Barnes(Ken Kercheval).  She was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1950, a military brat as she grew up a little there, a little here, and a little everywhere else.


Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the TV show "Dallas"


Victoria began her theatrical career next to Paul Newman in "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" in 1972.  After a couple of appearances in TV shows "Love, American Style", "Banacek", and "Love Story", she appeared in the disaster film "Earthquake" in 1974.  In 1976 she did a couple of more movies, "I Will, I Will... for Now" and "Vigilante Force" co-starring Kris Kristofferson, Jan- Michael Vincent, and Bernadette Peters.  After appearances in "Fantasy Island"
with Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize; and "The Night They Took Miss Beautiful", Victoria landed her signature role as Pam in "Dallas" co-starring Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Steve Kanaly, and Linda Gray to name a few. She also played a dual role, she played Pamela's sister Rebecca Barnes. Her role on "Dallas" ended in 1987.





After "Dallas", Victoria starred in mostly TV movies through the 90's, except a couple of a appearances in "Home Improvement" (1994) and "Just Shoot Me!" (1999).  Her made for TV movie credits include "Mistress" (1987), "Blind Witness" (1989), "The Burden of Proof" (1992), "River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene" (1993), "Beyond Obsession" (1994), "Dancing in the Dark" (1995), "The Abduction" (1996), "Love in Another Town" (1997).


Victoria Principal today

When the new millennium hit, Victoria got into the TV series scene again, starring in "Providence" (2000), "The Practice", "Family Guy", "Jack & Jill", and "Titans" in 2001
starring Casper Van Dien, Yasmine Bleeth, Josie Davis, Elizabeth Bogush, John Barrowman, Ricardo Montalban, Lourdes Benedicto, and Jack Wagner.  She added the title producer to her resume by producing six of the the TV movies that she also starred in.  She has kept a low profile in the past decade.  Hopefully, we'll see her again soon!

Victoria Principal now

The cast of the TV show Dallas.  Front: Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing).  Back: Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Patrick Duffy(Bobby Ewing), Victoria Principal (Pam Barnes Ewing), Jim Davis (Jock Ewing), Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing)



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