The “A Chorus Line” and “All My Children” actress was 73 years old

the “a chorus line” and “all my children” actress was 73 years old

Veteran actress Pamela Blair, best known for creating the role of Valerie Clark in the hit Broadway musical A chorus line, he died. She was 73 years old.

Blair’s death, which happened on Sunday (July 23) at her home in Phoenix, Arizona after a long illness, was confirmed by her. A chorus line co-star Baayork Lee.

“I’m very sad to say that my sagittarius sister Pam Blair has gone to play with her (A Chorus Line) classmates in the clouds,” Lee wrote on Facebook. “Walt Disney Pammie and I shared the same birthday. We always wrote to each other, no matter where we were that day.”

“What a colorful character she was as portrayed in Val’s monologue on the show,” Lee added. “She brought the house down every night, as well as a woman standing on the edge of the orchestra shouting, ‘Wash your mouth.’ Now you’re free Pammie, so dance, dance, dance among the stars.”

On television, she is perhaps best remembered for her Daytime Emmy-nominated guest role as Maida Andrews on the ABC soap opera. All my children. Her other TV credits include Ryan’s hope, Another world, Lovingand Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It also appeared in movies Annie, Mighty Aphroditeand Me and Veronica.

Born on December 5, 1949, in Bennington, Vermont, Blair moved to New York at the age of 16 to attend the National Ballet Academy and later studied acting at HB Studio. She began her stage career as a dancer in musicals Promises, promises, which led to bigger roles in people like Libra, Of Mice and Menand Sugar.

Her big break came in 1974 when she was cast as Valerie Clark A chorus line, for which he received many appreciations. Blair and his fellow cast members won the 1976 Theater World Award for Ensemble Performance for the show.

From there, Blair went on to create the role of Amber/Angel in the 1978 musical The best little whore in Texas and also appeared on Broadway in The King of Hearts, The Nerd, and Some good people.

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