|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2009|
PAMELA CANAVAN / Screen name "Pamela Blake" (previously Adele Pearce)
Mrs. Pamela Canavan, aka Pamela Blake, passed away in her sleep from natural causes Oct. 6, 2009. She was 94.
At 17, she won a contest in San Francisco and was invited to Hollywood, where she was auditioned and put under contract by MGM and later RKO Studios. Under the screen name of Pamela Blake (previously Adele Pearce) she was in more than 60 movies during the 1940s and '50s, in which she was featured in roles alongside Alan Ladd, Buster Crabbe, Lana Turner and John Wayne. Pamela also co-starred in a number of theatrical serials and several television westerns including The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid and Range Rider.
Pamela came to Las Vegas in 1953, and loved the city so much she never returned to Hollywood.
She is survived by her son, Michael Stokey II; and daughter, Barbara Ann Casburn, from her marriage to the Emmy award-winning producer, Mike Stokey, host and creator of "Pantomime Quiz" aka "Stump The Stars."
Services will be private. Pamela will be laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, next to her late and loving husband, John Canavan, who served as chief master sergeant at Nellis Air Force Base, and was a former POW in the European Theater with the U.S. Army in World War II.
Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on October 8, 2009
John Edward Canavan (1921 - 1996)*
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Section G, Site 234
Created by: Scherrie Adams-Ambre
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42837703