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Pamela Ann Davy RIP (1933 - 2018)

 
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denis rigg
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:40 am    Post subject: Pamela Ann Davy RIP (1933 - 2018) Reply with quote

Dear Avengers fans, I just discovered that the famous actress Pamela Ann Davy is no longer with us. Crying or Very sad

I started researching Pamela's life today, because of my recent post on this forum regarding the incorrect information about year and birthplace of the Pamela on IMDb (this incorrect information is presented on many other sites too).

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205853

Personally, I supposed that she was born somewhere in 1934 in Melbourne, but in the course of a detailed investigation it turned out that although I was close to the answer, it was not entirely accurate.

Result my researches are following:

Full name: Pamela Ann Davy (yes, turned this actually is her real name). Smile

Born: September 7, 1933 (not 1939) in Australia (I do not know where exactly, but most likely that in Tasmania or Melbourne).

I think so for the reason that Pamela's parents, Lindsay Johnston Davy and Marjorie Davy, lived there, and since I did not find their other place of arrival in the first half of the last century, I came to this conditional conclusion.

Married: motor sport racer Geoffrey Lyndon Archer (27 July 1971 - 4 May 2014) (his death) (1 child)

Died: June 3, 2018 in Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Sad

Last residential address: 306 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay Tasmania


Pamela played in two Avengers episodes:

Peggy in Mission to Montreal (1962).



and famous Mandy Mackay in The Living Dead (1967).



She was also one of the candidates for the role of "Venus Smith" and after, "Steed's colleague" since 1967. Wink

She appeared in Dr. Who series "The Power of the Daleks" (1966) as Janley, and many other movie and TV productions.

I learned that she spent the early life in Hobart, Tasmania, studied at Swiss finishing school, worked as an actress in Melbourne and came to England in the early 1950s. After some years of acting in England, she enter the RADA, which she graduated in 1960.

It's sad that Pamela's death was not reported in the media.

There are few mentions of this. Personally, I went through the following:

https://www.supremecourt.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/419161/ARCHER-Pamela-Ann.pdf

https://www.heavenaddress.com/obituaries/funeral-notice/ARCHER-Pamela-Ann/1859778/

http://obituaries.themercury.com.au/notice/4749184716505088/view?random=1535965651817

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If you are interested in finding out a piece of the life of Pamela's husband, then this is below:

LYN ARCHER
One of the stalwarts of Tasmanian motor sport, Geoffrey Lyndon Archer (Lyn) died on May 4, 2014 in his 84th year. Lyn was a well known business figure in Tasmania and for many years served as an Alderman on the Hobart City Council (1986 to 2007).
His racing career began back in 1953 behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK120. Successes in a number of Coopers followed including a Mk. 5, a Cooper Climax T39 ‘Bobtail’ and a T41 open wheeler. Lyn finished 6th in the 1959 Australian Grand Prix at Longford driving his 1100cc T39 ‘Bobtail’ and won races at Baskerville and at various Tasmanian hill climbs.
Early in his career he also raced an Austin Healey 100/4 in local hill climbs and sprints, and for 20 years commencing in 1964 Lyn successfully campaigned his Elfin WR 275 fitted with a 1500cc engine – “or possibly 1600cc”, he once said. I called on Lyn over the years during Targa Tasmania events and remember a huge 10ft. X 5ft. photograph of his beloved Elfin on his office wall in
Sandy Bay Road.
Amongst his race colleagues Lyn was affectionately known as “Noddy” (a nickname he earned from a famous occasion when he went to sleep in his race car after the three-minute board had been displayed).
Over the years, Lyn was a great supporter of Targa Tasmania and regularly attended the Special Stage at Ridgeway. In 1996 he was invited to flag off the cars at the start in Hobart.
Lyn Archer was a valued member of the EODC, and we extend sincere condolences to wife Pamela, son Lyndon and his many friends and associates.

https://docplayer.net/42119359-Owners-and-drivers-club-inc.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only know her for her Avengers episode and Patrick Troughton's first Doctor Who story, Power of the Daleks (which the other year was turned into an animation as the original no longer exists - I wonder if she knew she'd been turned into a cartoon character).

Her scenes in The Living Dead were so joyous. She clearly had great comic timing and a good rapport with Patrick Macnee (I know she auditioned during the Tara period and I'm sure she would have worked well). I was actually shocked when her character Mandy turned out to be a baddie.

RIP Pamela.
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