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Pamela Gordon Wedner


Actress Pamela Gordon Wedner died Sunday Sept. 21 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 66.

Pittsburgh native, who performed as Pamela Gordon, first trod the boards at age 5 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. After studying at Bennington College and earning a B.A. in dramatic arts from Carnegie-Mellon U., she moved to Los Angeles in 1961 and nabbed ingenue roles. She then branched out in dramatic, comedic and experimental work.

She continued her stage work until six weeks before her passing; her last stint was in a production of “Harvey” at the Laguna Playhouse.

Beside her stagecraft, her TV, film and commercials roles also blossomed; she most recently appeared in the film “The Technical Writer,” which won best film at the New Haven Film Festival.

In later years she mentored actors as a director and coach.

A member of the Actor’s Studio and the Evidence Room, she received several local theatrical awards, and in April was awarded the L.A. Weekly’s Queen of Angels kudo for longtime achievement.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Marc Wedner; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Burial service will be 11 a.m. today Tuesday Sept. 23 held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Donations can be made to the Evidence Room Theater Project, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057.

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