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(From Old Corral image collection)



(From Old Corral image collection)
Pamela Blake
Adele Pearce

1915 - 2009



Pamela Blake's film career lasted about 15 years, and in addition to about 10 B westerns, she did 4 cliffhangers - THE MYSTERIOUS MR. M (Universal, 1946), CHICK CARTER, DETECTIVE (Columbia, 1946), THE SEA HOUND (Columbia, 1947) and THE GHOST OF ZORRO (Republic, 1949).

Boyd Magers was a friend of Pamela Blake and provides the following info: "Pam was previously married to actor Malcom "Bud" McTaggart (1910-1949) who died in a swimming pool accident. She later married Mike Stokey of TV's PANTOMINE QUIZ fame.  Her son, Mike Stokey, was in demolitions in Viet Nam and transferred that knowledge to movies. He has worked for Spielberg and other movie companies."

Pamela Blake passed away at a Las Vegas, Nevada care facility on October 6, 2009 at age 94.

There's a profile and images on Pamela Blake at Daniel Neyer's "The Files of Jerry Blake" serial website : http://filesofjerryblake.com/serial-heroines/pamela-blake/


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Adele Pearce/Pamela Blake: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0086680/

Info on Pamela's son Mike Stokey can be found at: http://www.stuntgrunts.com/sections/veterans/stokey.htm

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Pamela Blake's son Mike Stokey. His most recent military/technical advisor credits are on the films ERAGON (2006) and TROPIC THUNDER (2008): http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0831408/

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a picture of the grave marker for Pamela A. Canavan who is interred at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nevada: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42911713




(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Left are John Wayne and Adele Pearce/Pamela Blake during filming of WYOMING OUTLAW (Republic, 1939).

Note the white golf tees in her vest.



(From Old Corral image collection)

From L-to-R are John Wayne dancing with Adele Pearce (later screen name of Pamela Blake) while baddies Yakima Canutt and LeRoy Mason look on.  From WYOMING OUTLAW (Republic, 1939), one of the Three Mesquiteers adventures. Note Canutt's colorful gunbelt.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

The above crop is from a lobby card from BILLY THE KID TRAPPED (PRC, 1942), and shows from left to right, Bud McTaggart, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John and Buster. Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart (1910-1949) was married and divorced from Pamela Blake/Adele Pearce. In the late 1940s, he did a name change to 'James Taggart' and in 1949, he died in a swimming pool accident.



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