Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s.
She played the housemother in the film , and also appeared in the Tony Kaye film.
She is from a Jewish family originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire.
She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers.
The two divorced in 1995.
I saw this on the Lifetime Cable Network, all in one sitting.