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RIP Pamela Tiffin

by Tom Lisanti

Sad to hear that the beautiful, kind-hearted Pamela Tiffin passed away a few days ago. Though gone, she will live on on celluloid. Some of my favorite films of Pamela’s are Billy Wilder’s One, Two Three with James Cagney; Come Fly with Me with Dolores Hart and Lois Nettleton; The Pleasure Seekers with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley; Harper with Paul Newman; Viva Max! with Peter Ustinov: The Blonde in the Blue Movie with Lando Buzzanco; The Fifth Cord with Franco Nero; and Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears with Franco Nero and Anthony Quinn. Some of her obits (The New York Times; The Washington Post; The Hollywood Reporter) mentioned me and my book about Pamela.

Publicity photo of Carol Lynley, Ann-Margret and PAmela Tiffin in The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
Paul Newman and Pamela Tiffin in Harper (1966)

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John Black December 8, 2020 - 11:32 pm

Gosh, I believe that both Lynley and Tiffin have passed away in the same 12 month period. Gerber passed away previously.

Did Tiffin get to see any form of the book about her before she passed?

Tom Lisanti December 9, 2020 - 1:11 am

Yes, very sad to lose them both. I believe Pamela knew of the book but not sure of anything beyond that.

Michael H January 3, 2021 - 2:00 pm

It gets harder each time another one of the sixties contract players leaves us. I’ve often wondered if they understood the impact they had on those of us who grew up in that era and spent so much time at the movies. Hopefully with your books, they have felt some measure of appreciation no matter how their careers turned out. Pamela was a great beauty who had a natural flair for comedy and I can watch her One, Two, Three, Harper, Come Fly With Me and The Pleasure Seekers over and over without getting bored. May she rest in peace.

Tom Lisanti January 3, 2021 - 3:02 pm

I totally agree with your assessment about Pamela. I can watch those movies over and over as well.


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