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As much as we love how busy the movie industry is right now and the number of actors and actresses making waves in Hollywood, there are certain thespians who stole our hearts with their acting skills before abruptly ending their career. While some moved on from acting and later switched to an entirely different career, others simply faded away from the silver screen, leaving their fans disappointed. Pamela Hensley is one of such performers.
1970 was the year Hensley debuted as an actress in the dramedy There Was a Crooked Man… and being a woman who improves in every project she stars in, it wasn’t long before she became fans favorite both among the movie-viewing community and filmmakers as well. Though she has retired, here are all the facts you need to know about Pamela and her Hollywood career.
Pamela Hensley – Biography
Pamela Hensley is an actress and writer born to Gail Kent (an actress) and John Hensley (a veterinarian) in the city of Glendale, California, in the United States. She arrived in the world on 3rd October 1950. Not really much is known about her childhood, family background, and early life.
Born Pamela Gail Hensley, the retired actress studied at the renowned Argyle Academy, from where she proceeded to Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London to hone her acting skill.
Movies and TV Shows
The American actress, who is of Caucasian ethnicity, starred in several television shows and a few movies during her active years. A look at her career timeline shows that she portrayed both the lead and supporting characters in the projects she participated in.
Her television credits include Matt Houston (1982–1985, as C.J. Parsons), Fantasy Island (1 episode, 1982, as Linda Whitney), Condominium (1980, as Drusilla Byrne), Hotel (1 episode, 1984, as Brooke Whitfield), 240-Robert (1981, as Deputy Sandy Harper), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (pilot feature and 4 episodes, as Princess Ardala), Adam-12 (1 episode, as Nurse), Banacek (1974, as Mandy), Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975, as Mona).
Others include The Love Boat (2 episodes, 1984), The Nude Bomb (1980, as Agent), The Law (1974, as Cindy Best), Vega$ as (1 episode, 1979, as Valerie Kemmet), Kingston: Confidential (1977, as Beth Kelly), The New Treasure Hunt (1973, as Model).
In the year 1983, Pamela Hensley was cast as Sergent Fountain in the television series Double Exposure as well as Bunny Ritcher in the 1982 project, Rooster.
Other characters the 5 feet 7 inches actress has portrayed on the screen include Holly Tremaine (in B.J and the Bear), Sandra Summers (in Switch), Charlotte Waverly (in The Rebels), Janet Blake (in Marcus Welby, M.D.), Connie Benson (in Death Among Friends), Miss Lathan (in Counselor at Law), Delta, (in Kojak: Death is Not a Passing Grade), Wanda (in Emergency!), Edwina (in There Was a Crooked Man…), and Bargirl (in Making It).
Currently, Pamela Hensley is in a marital relationship with her husband of many years, E. Duke Vincent. Prior to their marriage, she was formerly married to Wes Farrell, an American record producer, songwriter, and musician whose career in the music industry lasted from the 1960s to the 1970s.
Wes and Hensley exchanged their marital vows in the presence of their families and friends in the year 1978. For the actress, that was her first attempt at marriage while the musician’s marital union with Pamela was his third, as he had previously married and divorced Joan Arthurs and Tina Sinatra.
Sadly, Pamela’s marriage to the Coconut Grove, Florida-born performer came to an end three years later. Their union did not produce any child and the reason they called it quit was not disclosed.
It was two years after she separated from her first husband that the actress tied the knot with Vincent, a television producer, and writer.
Born Edward Ventimiglia on 30th April 1932, Hensley’s husband is a native of Jersey City, in New Jersey, in the U.S. He is known to have had taken part in Hollywood projects such as 7th Heaven, Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills, Sunset Beach, Dynasty, Vega$, The San Pedro Beach Bums and many others.
A graduate of Seton Hall University, E. Duke is also the author of the following novels Black Widow (2007), The Strip (2008), and Mafia Summer (2006). Pamela Hensley and her husband are currently based in Montecito, California. It is not known if they have kids or not.