Friday, December 4, 2020
RIP Pamela Tiffin
American model and actress Pamela Tiffin died in New York City on December 4, 2020. She was 78. Born Pamela Tiffin Wonso in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 13, 1942 where she began a modeling career while in her early teens. She moved to New York to model and attend college, but became so successful in her modeling career that college soon took a back seat. On a trip to California she met producer Hal B. Wallis, who was so impressed with the beautiful teenager that he cast her in the Tennessee Williams drama Summer and Smoke (1961). Her sterling performance netted her nominations for two Golden Globe awards in early 1962. She posted for a number of cheesecake shots in the 1960s and appeared in several light-hearten, frothy romantic comedies. By the mid-1960s, with her marriage to Clay Felker failing, she went to Italy to star in some comedies including “Torture Me But Kill Me With Kisses” (1968) with Nino Manfredi and Ugo Tognazzi, directed by Dino Risi. In these comedies she showed an excellent adaptability to act as a small-town Italian girl. In 1974 she remarried and retired from the screen to raise a family and pursue other interests. She lives in New York with husband Edmondo Danon and her two daughters.
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