Pat Colbert, star of epic 1980s soap opera Dallas dies aged 77

Caleb Taylor
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Pat Colbert has passed away, aged 77.
Pat Colbert has passed away, aged 77. Credit: Instagram

Dallas star Pat Colbert has died, aged 77.

The actress portrayed the fiery restaurant host Dora Mae, in the glossy American soap and died at her home on June 23.

Pat’s sister, Tami Colbert confirmed the death to The Los Angeles Times, noting her sibling had suffered three strokes over the past 10 years.

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“She was just good. She was good at everything she started out to do,” Tami said, according to the publication.

“She made it a point to get there and do well at it.”

Pioneering Dallas star Pat Colbert has died aged 77, after suffering three strokes in the past 10 years.
Pioneering Dallas star Pat Colbert has died aged 77, after suffering three strokes in the past 10 years. Credit: Instagram

Colbert was a Los Angeles native, starting her career in the 1970s.

She was best known for her role on Dallas, acting alongside the show’s biggest stars, including Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.

She also secured minor roles in a number of other popular series, including Knot’s Landing and The Fall Guy.

Sister Tami said she wanted her sister to be remembered as a “go-getter.”

“(She was) an achiever (and a) very kind, and interesting person,” she said of her sister.

“If she didn’t know something, she would try to find it out for you.”

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