Dallas star Pat Colbert dies aged 77 – soap legend who played Dora Mae passes away after suffering three strokes

DALLAS and soap star Pat Colbert has died at the age of 77.

The actress, who portrayed Dora Mae in the show, died on June 23.

Pat Colbert, circa 1985. (Photo by Getty Images)


Pat Colbert, circa 1985. (Photo by Getty Images)Credit: Getty

She had suffered three strokes over the last decade.

Pat appeared in series 7 of Dallas back in 1983.

Her character Dora was the manager of the Oil Baron’s Club and starred in the show until the final season in 1991.

She went on to appear in more than 65 episodes, up to and including the 14th and final season.

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

Her first credited acting gig was in Eischiled in 1979 where she portrayed a model in the series which also featured Joe Don Baker.

Her acting credits also included Fall Guy, and Capitol.

Capitol was a soap opera which aired from 1982 to 1987. Pat portrayed Cora Mullens in the show.

The star also had credits in 1987 movie Leonard Part 6, alongside Bill Cosby. Colbert played Allison Parker in the spy comedy that follows a retired spy running a restaurant.

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).

Colbert was born January 16, 1947, in Los Angeles.

Some of her other TV appearances included Flamingo Road from 198 to 1981 and to she also had a part in the 1985 TV miniseries “A Death in California.”

Along with her sister, she is survived by two other siblings and by her son, Michael.

Dallas started airing in 1978. It was said the show got cancelled in 1991 due to it becoming ‘too costly for its own good’.

A funeral for Pat will be held on July 20.

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