- Category : 1926-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (9,35,42,60)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Jason Voorhees' mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the popular slasher film Friday the 13th.
Palmer dated fellow Indiana-born actor James Dean and worked on radio-TV series Studio One together.
Palmer later married Dr. Vincent J. Merendino, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist, in 1954. They divorced in 1971, after 17 years of marriage. They had one child.
Palmer died on 29 May 2015, aged 88, at a hospice care centre in Danbury, Connecticut.