Abby Dalton

American actress (1932-2020)

Abby Dalton (aka Marlene Wadsen; August 15, 1932 – November 23, 2020) was an American actress. She played as Elizabeth Bingham on the television series The Sugarfoot. She later played Martha Hale in the television series Hennessy. Dalton was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Martha.[1]

Abby Dalton
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Dalton in 1963.
Marlene Wasden

(1932-08-15)August 15, 1932
DiedNovember 23, 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 88)
Years active1957–2008
Spouse(s)Jack Smith (1960–19??; divorced)
Joe Mondragon (divorced)

Dalton also acted in some movies. In 1966, for example, she played as Calamity Jane in The Plainsman with actor Don Murray.[2]

Dalton was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She died on November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles at the age of 88.[3]


  1. "Emmy Awards". Emmy Awards. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. "The Plainsman". All Movie. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  3. "Abby Dalton, Actress on 'Falcon Crest' and 'The Joey Bishop Show,' Dies at 88". The Hollywood Reporter.