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Dallas’ Dora Mae Actress Dies at 77

Pat Colbert, best known for her role as Dora Mae in the TV series Dallas, has passed away at the age of 77.

According to multiple sources, Colbert died on June 23 at her Compton home after enduring three strokes over the past decade.

Colbert made her television debut in 1979, appearing in Eischiled as a model, a series that starred Joe Don Baker. She continued to build her career with roles in Flamingo Road, starring alongside John Beck, Woody Brown, Peter Donat, Howard Duff, Morgan Fairchild, and Barbara Rush.

Throughout the 1980s, Colbert was a familiar face on several TV shows. She had guest roles in Benson (1982), The Fall Guy (1982), Knots Landing (1983), and A Death in California (1985).

In addition, Colbert took on a significant role in CBS’s Capitol, a soap opera centered on politics in Washington, D.C., where she portrayed the character Cora Mullens.

Colbert’s role in Dallas began in Season 7 in 1983, where she played Dora Mae, the host and manager of the Oil Baron’s Club. She remained with the show until its final season in 1991.

Following the end of Dallas, Colbert made appearances in other TV series, including Sisters (1991) and True Colors (1991).

In the film industry, Colbert had roles such as The Nurse in the 1981 movie S.O.B. and a hooker in the 1982 film Hysterical.

One of her notable film roles was in the 1987 spy parody Leonard Part 6, where she played Allison Parker, the wife of Bill Cosby’s character.

Colbert’s later film credits included Thom & Dusty Go to Mexico: The Lost Treasure (2014) and If Not for His Grace (2015).

A funeral service for Pat Colbert is planned for July 20.

THR was the first to report the news.

Source: THR