Pamela Anne King
June 26, 1951
New York City, U.S.
|Other names||Pamela Bellwood-Wheeler|
|Years active||1974–2005, 2013|
Life and career
She studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. By 1972 she was on Broadway, taking over from Blythe Danner in Butterflies Are Free and appearing with Barbara Bel Geddes in Finishing Touches. Her performance in Butterflies Are Free earned her a Clarence Derwent Award in 1972.
Early on she was credited as Pamela Kingsley. In 1974, she appeared in an episode of Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers. Later in 1974, she appeared as Pamela Bellwood in an episode of Rhoda entitled "9-E is available". In 1978, she played the starring role of TV executive Ellen Cunningham in W.E.B., an NBC drama about a fictional television network; poor ratings led to the show being cancelled after only five episodes.
Bellwood was an original cast member of Dynasty in January 1981, and was written out of the series early in the third season, in late 1982. She appeared once in March 1983 to help usher in Jack Coleman as a recast Steven Carrington, and later returned full-time in October 1983. Bellwood remained a key character for several seasons until leaving the series a final time in 1986 to become a full-time mother. Twenty years later in 2006, Bellwood appeared alongside her former Dynasty castmates in the non-fiction special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar.
Bellwood also appeared in such films as Two-Minute Warning, Airport '77 and The Incredible Shrinking Woman, as well as a number of TV movies. She continues to perform in film and on stage. She is now known and often credited as Pamela Bellwood-Wheeler.
|1976||Two-Minute Warning||Peggy Ramsay|
|1977||Airport '77||Lisa Stevens|
|1980||Hangar 18||Sarah Michaels|
|1981||The Incredible Shrinking Woman||Sandra Dyson|
|1997||Le zombie de Cap-Rouge||Patty|
|1998||The Gardener||Mrs. Swenson|
|1998||Joseph's Gift||Rachel Keller|
|1970||Mannix||Susan Miller||"Once Upon a Saturday" (season 3, episode 25)|
|1974||Ironside||Nancy||Episode: "Once More for Joey"|
|1974||The Wide World of Mystery||Mary||Episode: "The Book of Murder"|
|1974||Nourish the Beast||Sylvia||TV film|
|1974||Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers||Joanne||Episode: "Moran's the Man"|
|1974||Rhoda||Jill Martin||Episode: "9-E Is Available"|
|1975||Mannix||Miriam||Episode: "Man in a Trap" (season 8, episode 14)|
|1975||Police Story||Judy Bartlett||Episode: "Sniper"|
|1975||Matt Helm||Patricia||Episode: "Scavenger's Paradise"|
|1975||Baretta||Jenny||Episode: "When Dues Come Down"|
|1975||Cannon||Louise Bishop||Episode: "To Still the Voice"|
|1976||The Nancy Walker Show||Darlene Rogers||Episode: "The Homecoming"|
|1976||The War Widow||Amy||TV film|
|1977||Serpico||Allison||Episode: "The Party of Your Choice"|
|1977||Emily, Emily||Emily Ward||TV film|
|1977||Westside Medical||Melissa Mapes||Episode: "The Witch of Four West"|
|1977||The Love Boat||Judy Watson||1 episode|
|1977||Big Hawaii||Episode: "Sarah"|
|1978||Deadman's Curve||Annie||TV film|
|1978||Switch||Andrea||Episode: "The Siege at Bouziki Bar"|
|1978||W.E.B.||Ellen Cunningham||Regular role (5 episodes)|
|1980||Hagen||Laurie||Episode: "The Straw Man"|
|1981–1986||Dynasty||Claudia Blaisdel Carrington||Regular role (117 episodes)|
|1982||Insight||Thelma||Episode: "All Out"|
|1982||The Wild Woman of Chastity Gulch||Sarah||TV film|
|1983||Cocaine: One Man's Seduction||Robin Barstowe||TV film|
|1983||Baby Sister||Marsha Burroughs||TV film|
|1983||Sparkling Cyanide||Ruth Lessing||TV film|
|1983||Choices of the Heart||Sister Dorothy Kazel||TV film|
|1984||Finder of Lost Loves||Susan Blaine||Episode: "Losing Touch"|
|1987||Deep Dark Secrets||Anna||TV film|
|1988||Double Standard||Joan Harik||TV film|
|1989||The Twilight Zone||Andrea Moffatt||Episode: "Cat and Mouse"|
|1989||Boon||Rebecca Patterson||Episodes: "All in a Day's Pork", "The Eyes of Texas"|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Vivian Proctor||Episode: "Weave a Tangled Web"|
|1992||Life Goes On||Future Becca||Episode: "Bec to the Future"|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Vanessa Cross||Episode: "A Murderous Muse"|
|1997||Women: Stories of Passion||Myra||Episode: "Angel from the Sky"|
|1997||Heartless||Jennifer Chadway||TV film|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Wanda Sullivan||Episode: "Pay It Forward"|
- Pamela Bellwood profile, FilmReference.com; accessed June 26, 2014.
- "TV Spotlight". The Times and Democrat. South Carolina, Orangeburg. July 8, 1984. p. 61. Retrieved November 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Gritten, David (April 9, 1984). "Pamela Bellwood, Dynasty's Wacko, Wouldn't Mind a Home Where the Water Buffalo Roam". People. 21 (14). Retrieved February 12, 2013.
- "The Clarence Derwent Award". The Equity Awards. Actors Equity. Archived from the original on 25 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- Ciccone, Rita (January 16, 1971). "Pam Kingsley Digs Playing Jill Tanner". Ford Lauderdale News. Florida, Fort Lauderdale. p. 22. Retrieved March 25, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Schurman, Dewey (December 1990). "Photographer: Nik Wheeler". Islands Magazine: 16. Retrieved May 10, 2020 – via Google Books.