Abby Dalton

Abby Dalton, born Marlene Wasden, is an American actress who spent most of her 50-year career working in television. She has nearly 50 acting credits and was most prolific in the 1960s, when she appeared in many TV shows and is best-remembered for several shows in which she had a recurring role, including Martha Hale in "Hennesey" (1959–1962), Joey Bishop's wife, Ellie Barnes, in "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961–1965) and later in her career, Julia Cumson in the drama series "Falcon Crest" (1981–1990). Dalton also was a regular panelist on the game shows, "Match Game" (1962–1969) and "Hollywood Squares" (intermittently aired from 1966–1984). Dalton made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Nancy Moore in "The Marshall" (episode 4).

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Cast Credits

Hotel (1982)
Guest starring as Helen Scofield
Falcon Crest (1981)
Starring as Julia Cumson (51 episodes)
The Love Boat (1977)
Guest starring as Ellen Baker
Guest starring as Martha Parker
Battle of the Network Stars (1976)
Guest starring as Abby Dalton
The Joey Bishop Show (1961)
Starring as Ellie Barnes (91 episodes)
Rawhide (1959)
Guest starring as Ruth
The Rifleman (1958)
Guest starring as Nancy Moore
Have Gun, Will Travel (1957)
Guest starring as Meg Wellman