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Name  Sian Allen

Role  Film actress
James Garner, Sian Barbara Allen, and Dave Morick (from left to right) with sad faces in a cemetery from the episode "Tall Woman in Red Wagon" in The Rockford Files (1974). James is wearing a checkered jacket over a collared and buttoned shirt paired with slacks and a belt. Sian has a shoulder bag on her left and is wearing a collared, button-down long sleeve shirt with patterns. And Dave is wearing a necktie, a white collared shirt topped with a coat and paired with slacks.

Nominations  Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies  You'll Like My Mother, Smash‑Up on Interstate 5, The Scarecrow, The Lindbergh Kidnappi
Similar People  Richard Thomas, Vera Miles, Ted Bessell, Desi Arnaz - Jr, Lamont Johnson
Born  July 12, 1946 (age 74) Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Sian Barbara Allen (born July 12, 1946, Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American film and television actress.


Sian Barbara Allen with a sad face while looking at the bird inside a cage and wearing a black knitted top.

Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)


Sian Barbara Allen with a sad face, wavy hair, wearing a white headdress in a scene from The Waltons, a 1972 American historical drama television series. She is wearing and a gray top.

She studied at the Pasadena Playhouse (1964–1965). She appeared in You'll Like My Mother (1972), starring Patty Duke, Rosemary Murphy and Richard Thomas. For this role, Allen was nominated for the 1973 Golden Globe Award as Most Promising New Actress.

Sian Barbara Allen as Shirley Blaine, with a sad face while holding her neck, with wavy short hair in a scene from Columbo, Lovely But Lethal (1973).

She later garnered fame on two episodes of The Waltons (1973) as Jenny Pendleton, an early love interest of John-Boy Walton (reuniting her with Thomas, who played John-Boy and with whom she had appeared in You'll Like My Mother the previous year). Allen and Thomas were themselves described as "together these days", and Thomas wanted Allen to play the Pendleton role. She played the title role in the 1973 ABC Movie of the Week, Scream, Pretty Peggy.

Sian Barbara Allen smiling, with messy hair, wearing eyeglasses and a black jacket over a white shirt.

Allen appeared on television programs such as Captains and the Kings, The Incredible Hulk, Ironside, The Rockford Files, Alias Smith and Jones, Bonanza, Kojak, Gunsmoke, Love, American Style, Columbo: Lovely but Lethal, Cagney & Lacey, Adam-12, and Hawaii Five-O. In 1974 she was the lead actress in the western Billy Two Hats, alongside Gregory Peck and Jack Warden. In 1976, she portrayed Anne Morrow Lindbergh in the television movie The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, based on the real-life Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder. Her last role was in an episode of L.A. Law in 1990, after which she retired from acting.


Sian Barbara Allen smiling, with wavy short hair, wearing eyeglasses, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, and a blue blazer with a yellow flower over a blue top.

She married and had a daughter. Her own mother and father divorced around 1965. She is the older sister of flash fiction author, editor and teacher Meg Pokrass.

Sian Barbara Allen with a serious face while hugging Richard Thomas with a tight-lipped smile. Sian Barbara with a wavy hair and wearing earrings and a ring on her right pinky while Richard is wearing black long sleeves.


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