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Pat Colbert Dies: Actress Who Played Dora Mae On ‘Dallas’ Was 77

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Pat Colbert, who played the role of Dora Mae in the series Dallas, has died. She was 77.

According to multiple reports, Colbert died on June 23 at her home in Compton. Colbert had suffered three strokes over the last decade.

Colbert’s first television appearance was in 1979’s Eischiled, playing a model in the series which starred Joe Don Baker. The actress would soon co-star in Flamingo Road, sharing credits with John Beck, Woody Brown, Peter Donat, Howard Duff, Morgan Fairchild, Barbara Rush, and many more.

Throughout the 1980s, Colbert made appearances in shows like Benson (1982), The Fall Guy (1982), Knots Landing (1983), and A Death in California (1985).

Colbert also starred in CBS’s Capitol, a soap about politics in D.C., playing the character named Cora Mullens.

She first appeared in Dallas Season 7 in 1983, portraying Dora Mae, the host and manager of the Oil Baron’s Club. Colbert stayed on the nighttime soap until its final season in 1991.

After Dallas ended, she appeared in episodes of Sisters (1991) and True Colors (1991).

In film, Colbert played The Nurse in 1981’s S.O.B. and a hooker in the 1982 film Hysterical.

Colbert starred opposite Bill Cosby in the 1987 spy spoof film Leonard Part 6, playing the role of Allison Parker, the wife of Cosby’s character.

The actress would go on to have credits in films like Thom & Dusty Go to Mexico: The Lost Treasure (2014) and If Not for His Grace (2015).

A funeral for Colbert is set for July 20.

THR was the first to report the news.


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