Although her time on Doctor Who only lasted one season, 1978-79’s “Key to Time” story arc, the character she created lived on when Romana “regenerated” into a form played by Lalla Ward, who would go on to marry her costar Tom Baker (pictured with Tamm, left) for a brief time.
Tamm lives on in my video collection and, strangely enough, my DVR from a recent TCM airing of the 1974 Nazi-hunting thriller The Odessa File. I think I’ll go visit her tonight.
Other recent heartbreaking Doctor Who obituaries:
- ‘Doctor Who’ companion Elisabeth Sladen dies at age 63
- Farewell to Batman’s butler and ‘Doctor Who’s’ Toymaker
- Farewell, Brigadier: Nicholas Courtney, 1929-2011