Who Is Dawn Lyn?
Dawn Lyn Nervik was born on January 11, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, USA; her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and Dawn Lyn is of American nationality. Dawn is a former actress who was active between 1967 and 1978, and she is perhaps best known for her role as Dodie Douglas in the final three seasons of the family comedy series “My Three Sons,” which starred Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, and Don Grady, and is about a widower who is raising his three sons with his father-in-law and the children’s uncle. The series was a success, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Show in 1962 and being nominated for nine other awards.
Dawn Lyn worked a variety of occupations following high school, including running a boutique in San Francisco while living there. She is currently active in the real estate sector and has claimed that she does not intend to perform again, but ‘that door is not closed.’
Education And Childhood
Dawn and her brother Leif Garrett were raised by their father Rik Nervik, who was away for the majority of the children’s childhood, and their mother Carolyn Stellar, who took two jobs to support herself and the children.
Dawn went to a nearby elementary school and spent her free time acting and appearing in movies and TV shows.
Around the age of eight, a guy who escaped from prison claimed to be Dawn’s father and threatened to abduct her and flee the country, prompting Dawn’s mother to get her a German Shepherd dog named Thor to protect her – the offender was finally apprehended by police. Dawn enrolled in a local high school in 1977 and quit acting during her second year to focus on living a ‘regular life.’ She began participating in several sports and, following graduation in 1981, did not enroll in college but instead found work.
Dawn made her cinematic debut at the age of seven in 1970, when she played the Indian Child (uncredited performance) in the western film “Cry Blood, Apache,” starring Jody McCrea and Marie Gahva, and about a bunch of sadistic cowboys looking for gold; nonetheless, the film garnered mixed reviews. In the same year, she played Stephanie at the age of five in the comedy film “I Love My Wife,” which starred Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro and followed a successfully married surgeon who begins sleeping with several women; the film earned Angel Tompkins a Golden Globe Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.
Dawn played Decky Ortega in the 1971 western film “Shoot Out,” about a bank robber traveling with a six-year-old girl, and in 1973 she played Dwana in the biographical action crime film “Walking Tall,” which starred Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Hartman and was a critical success, as well as Flossie Randall in the 30-minute comedy film “Daddy’s Girl,” directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Dick Chevillat and Jay Sommers. Dawn appeared in three films in 1974: the short comedy “The Fess Parker Show,” the horror “Devil Times Five,” and the drama “Aloha Means Goodbye,” before being asked to replace Dwana Pusser in the biographical action crime film “Walking Tall Part II,” which also stars Bo Svenson, Luke Askew, and John Davis Chandel and is about a man fighting a crime syndicate after the death of his wife in late 1960s Tennessee.
Dawn’s final film role before retiring was as Dwana in the 1977 action crime drama “Final Chapter: Walking Tall,” which depicts the final days of life and the death of Buford Pusser. Despite having retired from acting, Dawn accepted invitations to feature in the documentary series “TV Land Confidential” in 2005 and “Biography” in 2008, as well as two documentary films “The Actor’s Journey” and “The Actor’s Journey for Kids” in 2011.
TV Series Characters
Dawn made her television debut in 1971, as Kathy in the episode “The People vs. Lindsey” of the crime drama series “The D.A.”, which lasted after its first season, but the following year she portrayed Amy Swanson in the episode “Death Is a Double-Cross” of the action crime drama series “Cannon.”
The following year, she appeared as Melissa Feinstein in the episode “A Quality of Fear” of the drama series “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors,” for which David Hartman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Drama. In 1973, Dawn appeared in one episode of the drama horror mystery series “Circle of Fear” and three episodes of the western series “Gunsmoke.” She was invited to guest star as Tina Reynolds in the action crime drama series “Mannix” episode “Little Girl Lost,” as well as Patti in the comedy series “The Brian Keith Show” episode “The Pineapple League,” before appearing in two episodes of the comedy crime drama series “Adam-12” in 1974. Before guest starring in a single episode of the crime drama mystery series “Barnaby Jones” and the adventure family science fiction series “Ark II” in 1976, she appeared in the shows “Harry O,” “Born Free,” and “Marcus Welby, M.D.”
Dawn’s final TV appearances were in three episodes of the adventure family series “The Red Hand Gang” in 1977, a single episode of the comedy series “The Tony Randall Show” in 1978, and the episode “My Teenage Idol Is Missing” of the action-adventure drama series “Wonder Woman” in 1979.
Dawn has had two marriages. She married Michael Whitby, a British historian, on 14 December 1990 after dating him for two years; they divorced on 20 July 2001; they don’t have children together, and rumor has it that Dawn is either unable to have children or does not want any because she has been focused on her career since graduating from high school.
The fact that she has been married to her second husband, William John Reese, since 8 April 2006, and that the two have no children together, although her husband has a son from his former marriage, has contributed to the spread of these accusations.
Dawn and William relocated to Hawaii in the second half of the 2000s after William was offered a well-paying position there, but Dawn also spends a significant amount of time in Los Angeles.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Dawn enjoys riding her motorcycle but prefers to ride on her husband’s Harley-Davidson. One of her main interests is reading, and she prefers novels on genuine historical events such as World War II and the assassination of Russia’s reigning dynasty, the Romanovs.
Dawn spends her spare time outdoors and in nature, hiking, mountain climbing, and camping in the woods and near lakes. Summer is her favorite season because she enjoys swimming on the beach and snorkeling, but she also likes winter since she enjoys skiing, though she doesn’t do it as frequently as she used to.
She enjoys watching movies late at night with her husband, and her favorite actors and actresses include Heath Ledger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Angelina Jolie, and her favorite films include “Brokeback Mountain,” “Shutter Island,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Body Structure And Net Worth
Dawn’s age is 57. She is 4ft 10ins (1.47m) tall and weighs roughly 106lbs, with long brown hair and brown eyes (48kgs). Dawn’s net worth is projected to be more than $1 million as of June 2020.