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Pamela Baird

Pamela Baird

Pamela Baird, born Pamela Beaird in Bexar County, Texas on April 6, 1945 is a former television actress, best remembered for playing Mary Ellen Rogers, the girlfriend of Wally Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver. In 1963, she graduated from Covina High School in Covina, California,[1] and then graduated from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey in 1968.

Pamela Baird
Born (1945-04-06) April 6, 1945
Other namesPamela Beaird
Pamela Baird
Pamela Beaird Hensley
Years active1955–1964
Robert H. Hensley
(m. 1973; died 2016)
ChildrenRobert Henry II
John David
Stephen Paul
Daniel Jonathan
Elizabeth Katherine

In 1973, Baird married fellow Texan Robert Hensley, and the couple had five children.[2]

Acting career

Her first recurring role was of Hildy Broeberg on the 1956 - 1957 western series My Friend Flicka.[3] She played Nancy, one of Kelly's (Noreen Corcoran's) friends on the sitcom Bachelor Father from 1957 to 1962.[4]

Baird is best known for her role as "Mary Ellen Rogers", the girlfriend of Wally Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver from 1957 to 1963. Her last acting roles were guest appearances on Mr. Novak and Perry Mason in 1964.[4]

Later life

In January 1973, Baird became reacquainted with Robert H. Hensley, a friend from the Hollywood Christian Group.[2] Hensley had been an actor, using the professional name of Bob Henry. He also recorded songs, using the name Jericho Brown,[5] and in 1960 he had a top ten hit, Look For a Star.[6]

The couple married, had five children, and the family traveled the country starting churches and singing Gospel songs.[2] In 2005, Baird (Pamela Beaird Hensley) earned a degree in music from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Her husband died on May 22, 2016.[2]


  1. Covina High School Alumni List
  2. Obituary for Robert Hensley, Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home
  3. Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 – Present, 1st Edition, page 426, Ballantine Books, 1979
  4. Bob Leszczak, From Small Screen to Vinyl, page 16, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015
  5. Screen Actor - Volumes 18-21, Screen Actors' Guild, 1976
  6. Honor Roll of Hits (Look For a Star #6 - Jericho Brown), Billboard, August 15, 1960, page 32
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