Pamela Reed Biography (1949?-)

Born April 2, 1949 (some sources cite 1953), in Tacoma, WA; daughter of Vernie Reed; married Sandy Smolan (a director), 1988; children: Reed, Lily. Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401;(commercials) Karen Sellars, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Birth Details
April 2, 1949?
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Belle Starr/Belle Shirley, The Long Riders, United Artists, 1980
  • Bonnie Dummar, Melvin and Howard, Universal, 1980
  • Linda Mercer, Eyewitness (also known as The Janitor), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Nurse Norine Sprockett, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Trudy Cooper, The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Nancie "Shirley" Scot, The Goodbye People, Castle Hill/Embassy, 1984
  • Gigi Hightower, The Best of Times, Universal, 1986
  • Iza, The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Mary Graving, Rachel River, Taurus Entertainment, 1989
  • Detective Phoebe O'Hara, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990
  • Earlene, Chattahoochee, Hemdale, 1990
  • Maude, Redlands, 1990
  • Tina O'Brien, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990
  • News anchor Carol Cruise, Bob Roberts, Paramount, 1992
  • Terry Scanlan Pinter, Passed Away, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Angela, Junior, Universal, 1994
  • Alison Langley, Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie), Gramercy Pictures, 1997
  • Nancy Thomas, Santa Fe, Absolute Unequivocal Productions, 1997
  • Judge Lambrey, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Janice, Standing on Fishes, MTI Home Video, 1999
  • Janis Goodman (some sources cite Janis Bowman), Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Evelyn, Glory Days, Warner Bros., 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sandi Farrell, The Andros Targets, CBS, 1977
  • T. J. Cavanaugh, Tanner '88 (series of specials; also known as Tanner: A Political Fable), HBO, 1988
  • Janice Pasetti, Grand (also known as Grosse Pointe), NBC, 1990
  • Denise Lerner, Family Album, CBS, 1993
  • Judge Sydney J. Solomon, The Home Court (also known as Solomon's Mind), NBC, 1995-96
  • Miniseries
  • Mary Welsh, Hemingway, syndicated, 1988
  • Voice, The Civil War (also known as The American Civil War), PBS, 1990
  • Voice, The West, PBS, 1996
  • T. J. Cavanaugh, Tanner on Tanner, Sundance Channel, 2004
  • Movies
  • Sunny, Inmates: A Love Story, ABC, 1981
  • Edie Bannister, I Want to Live, ABC, 1983
  • Valerie Driscoll, Heart of Steel, ABC, 1983
  • Helen Grant, Scandal Sheet (also known as The Devil's Bed),ABC, 1985
  • Grace Carmichael, "Caroline?" (also known as "Father's Arcane Daughter"),Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1990
  • Dee Johnson, Woman with a Past, NBC, 1992
  • Elizabeth Mehren, Born Too Soon, NBC, 1993
  • Carol Acton, Deadly Whispers, CBS, 1995
  • Wanda Gilmore, The Man Next Door, ABC, 1995
  • Arlene Dickens, Critical Choices, Showtime, 1996
  • Holly Parker, Carriers (also known as Virus X--Die toedliche Falle), CBS, 1998
  • Sister Grady Hopkins, Book of Days, PAX TV, 2003
  • Esther Shapiro, Dynasty: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 2004
  • Fran Hinkel, Now You See It, Now You Don't, The Hallmark Channel,2005
  • Specials
  • Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, 1978
  • Until She Talks, PBS, 1983
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1990
  • 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Norma Heisler, "Romancing the Drone," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1990
  • Voice of Ruth Powers, "New Kid on the Block," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1992
  • Voice of Ruth Powers, "Marge on the Lam," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1993
  • Voice of projectionist, "Miserable," The Critic (animated), ABC, 1994
  • Sarah, "Shock and Awe," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003
  • Voice of Ruth Powers, "Strong Arms of the Ma," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2003
  • Also appeared in JAG, CBS.
  • Other
  • Laurie, Buford's Got a Gun (short film), 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • Merry Sue Tinglehoff, Getting through the Night, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Emma, Curse of the Starving Class, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Kathleen, The November People, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City,1978
  • Arlie, Getting Out, Phoenix Theatre, Marymount Manhattan Theatre,New York City, 1978, then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1979-80
  • Luna, Seduced, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Christine, Sorrows of Stephen, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1979-80
  • Sophia Zubritsky, Fools, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Catherine, Standing on My Knees, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 73,New York City, 1982
  • Billy Marie, Criminal Minds, Production Company, Theatre Guinevere, New York City, 1984
  • Boy, Angela, Deb, and Mrs. Finch, Fen, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, 1984
  • Aunt Dan, Aunt Dan and Lemon, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1985-86
  • Vivie Warren, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1985, then Haft Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Title role, Elektra, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 1987, then London, 1988
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Also appeared in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (musical).
  • Videos
  • Herself, Realizing "The Right Stuff," Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Trudy Cooper, T-20 Years and Counting, Warner Home Video, 2003

Further Reference


    • Celebrity Sleuth, Volume 4, issue 9, pp. 52-53
    • Premiere, February, 1991, p. 64

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