‘All My Children’ and ‘A Chorus Line’ actress Pamela Blair was married to movie director Don Scardino for years. Did she have any children before her death?
Pamela Blair, an actress known for All My Children and originating the role of Val in A Chorus Line on Broadway, has died at the age of 73.
The star died following a lengthy illness at her home in Phoenix on Sunday, according to Deadline, which first reported the news.
Several of Blair’s family and friends, including her Chorus Line costar Baayork Lee, shared touching tributes to the actress on social media following her death.
“I am very sad to say my Sagittarian sister Pam Blair has gone to play with her [A Chorus Line] Colleagues among the clouds,” Lee, 76, wrote in a Monday Facebook post.
Following her passing many want to learn more about her personal life. Like, who she was married to, if she had any partner and the number of children she had. Read on for more about her.
Who was Pamela Blair married to?
Actress Pamela Blair was born on December 5, 1949, in Bennington, Vermont, United States. She was raised in a small town with her pony, Tonka. Her parents were Edgar Joseph Blair and Geraldine Marie Cummings.
She studied dance, played sports, and dreamed of becoming a Radio City Rockette in order to meet her idols, The Beatles.
At age 16, she moved to New York City to attend a private school, The National Academy of Ballet, in her senior year of high school. She studied acting at HB Studio with Cleopatra actor Herbert Berghof at the HB Studio in New York City, per a biography on IMDB. She later met a friend at a dance class who told her Michael Bennett was looking for dancers for Promises, Promises. Pam auditioned and was hired.
Who is Pamela Blair’s husband? Before Blair died in Phoenix on July 23, 2023, at the age of 73, she was not known to have had a partner. She was single for decades.
But this does mean she hasn’t been in love before. Pamela Blair married actor and film director Don Scardino for 7 years.
They tied the knot in 1984, and they divorced in 1991.
She lived in Northern New Jersey for a time, and last resided in Arizona where she owned her own Therapeutic and Myofascial Massage Studio for athletes.
Did Pamela Blair have any children?
Despite living till 73 years and being famous, Pamela Blair was not known to be a mother. Hence, she had no children when she was alive. There were no reports about her having a son or a daughter.
Pamela Blair had an impressive career
She made her Broadway debut in 1968’s Promises, Promises and went on to star in the ensemble of shows Sugar and Seesaw. She eventually landed a bigger part, playing the only female role in 1974’s Of Mice and Men, as Curley’s wife.
Blair then went on to star as Valerie “Val” Clarke in A Chorus Line, a character based partly on her own life and experiences which she helped develop during workshops of the show, according to a tweet from the official account of the late Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch.
The actress and singer had been a part of the musical since its first-ever workshop in 1974. “Our thoughts are with her loved ones and fans,” Hamlisch’s account said.
Following her work on the popular show, Blair originated the stage role of “Amber/Angel” in 1978’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She also appeared in the Broadway productions of King of Hearts, The Nerd, and A Few Good Men.
She not only worked as a Broadway actress but also made several appearances on TV shows throughout the ’80s and ’90s, including All My Children, on which she played Mrs. Goodman and Maida Andrews, and Ryan’s Hope, where she played Elizabeth Shank Ryan.
Blair also appeared as Sabrina’s mom on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Rita Mae Bristow on Loving, and Karen on The Cosby Show. Her final screen credits include starring in the 2003 movie 21 Grams, as well as the 2009 miniseries Maneater as Cinnamon Mason.
Among the accolades Blair received over the course of her career was a Theatre World Award for A Chorus Line, as well as nominations for a Drama Desk Award and Daytime Emmy Award for her performances in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and All My Children, respectively.
[Original Link]: Meet The Actress’s Partner Don Scardino and Kids — Thedistin