Pescow, Donna 1954–

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Pescow, Donna 1954–


Born March 24, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; father, a newsstand operator; married Arnold Zelonka; children: Jack Casey. Education: Trained at American Academy of Dramatic Arts and with Lee Strasberg.

Addresses: Agent—Diverse Talent Group, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress. Appeared in "Express Yourself," a public service announcement campaign.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best television actress in a musical or comedy show, 1980, for Angie; Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding performer in a children's series, 2001, 2002, and 2003, for Even Stevens.


Television Appearances; Series:

One Life to Live, ABC, 1977.

Angie Falco Benson (title role), Angie, ABC, 1979–80.

Dr. Lynn Carson, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1984.

Donna Garland, Out of This World, syndicated, 1987–91.

Gertrude Morgan, General Hospital, ABC, 1999–2001.

Eileen Stevens, Even Stevens (also known as Spivey's Kid Brother), The Disney Channel, 2000–2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gloria Prentice, Human Feelings (also known as Miles the Angel), NBC, 1978.

Jinny Gumm, Rainbow, NBC, 1978.

Gloria Block, The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1981.

Janice Vernon, Advice to the Lovelorn, NBC, 1981.

Sissy Owens, Policewoman Centerfold, NBC, 1983.

Susan, Obsessed with a Married Woman, ABC, 1985.

Norma Palmer, Glory Years, HBO, 1987.

Rosemary Monroe, Dead Husbands (also known as Last Man on the List), USA Network, 1998.

Bored homemaker, Jackie's Back! (also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva), Lifetime, 1999.

Bob's wife, Partners, 2000.

Bonnie Benitez, Ivory Tower, Showtime, c. 2000.

Eileen Stevens, The "Even Stevens" Movie, The Disney Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Member of ABC team, Battle of the Network Stars VI, ABC, 1979.

The Television Annual: 1978/1979, ABC, 1979.

The Jimmy McNichol Special, 1980.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1988.

Herself, John Travolta: The Inside Story, Channel 5 (England), 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Match Game 73 (also known as The Match Game), CBS, 1978.

Gwen Waters, "Dream Ship/Best of Friends/Aftermath," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Connie, "My Friend, the Executrix/Programmed for Love/Baby Talk," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.

Irene, "I Don't Play Anymore/Gopher's Roommate/Crazy for You," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.

"Lover Come Back," Cassie & Co., NBC, 1982.

Carol Bowen, "The Songwriter/Queen of the Soaps," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.

Gloria Beck, "Relative Loss," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1983.

Linda D'Amico, "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1983.

"Rhino of the Year/One Last Time/For Love or Money," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Anne Sherman, "Echoes," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984.

Paula Santino, "Lady's Choice/Skin Deep," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1984.

Candy, "The Lost Weekend," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1985.

Cathy Connelly, "Images," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1985.

Cornelia, "Keep the Home Fries Burning," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

"Gothic Romance/Whatever Happened to Jumpin' Jack Flash," The Love Boat, ABC, 1986.

Susan Garfield, "Prized Possessions," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1987.

Herself, "Hit Parade," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Ariana, "Foreplay," Pauly (also known as Mommy and Me), Fox, 1997.

Carol Buono, "A Remington Original," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Sheila Kendall, "Fixing Up Daddy," Clueless, ABC, 1997.

Ronnie Garfield, "Fork You Very Much," Philly, ABC, 2001.

Herself, "John Travolta," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: John Travolta), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Panelist for Match Game PM, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Angie Falco Benson (title role), Angie, ABC, 1979.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Laid Up," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1993.

"Quest for Coolness," Even Stevens (also known as Spivey's Kid Brother), The Disney Channel, 2001.

"Wombat Wuv," Even Stevens (also known as Spivey's Kid Brother), The Disney Channel, 2001.

"Dirty Work," Even Stevens (also known as Spivey's Kid Brother), The Disney Channel, 2002.

"Leave It to Diva," That's So Raven! (also known as Absolutely Psychic), The Disney Channel, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Annette, Saturday Night Fever, Paramount, 1977.

Wendy, Jake Speed, New World, 1986.

Karen, One Sung Hero (short film), 2006.

Major Tours:

Ah! Wilderness, U.S. cities, 1975.



Photoplay, August, 1979.