Knowledge Identifier: +Pamela_Britton
Ethel Owen - In succeeding years, she became a teenage performer in musical comedy and, changing her stage name to Pamela Britton, had co-starring roles on Broadway and in a few films, including two classics, the 1945 musical "Anchors Aweigh", playing Frank Sinatra's Brooklyn-accented girlfriend, and the 1950 noir, "D.O.A.", eventually moving to TV sitcoms as the scatterbrained title character in 1957's "Blondie" and, from 1963 to 1966, as the inquisitive landlady, Mrs. Brown, in "My Favorite Martian"
She returned to the big screen opposite Clark Gable in "Key to the City" , and went on to make her most significant film appearance in the classic "D.O.A.", in 1950
She reprised her role in "Brigadoon" in 1954, appeared in "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and returned to Broadway to replace an ailing Janis Paige in "Guys and Dolls"
Ethel Owen - She died in the Georgia port city of Savannah, Georgia, six weeks short of her 104th birthday, outliving by 55 years her first husband, Raymond and, by more than two decades, their daughter, Pamela Britton, who died in 1974 at the age of 51, as well as her TV family, "son-in-law" Jackie Gleason and "daughter" Audrey Meadows, who died in 1987 and 1996, respectively