Jere Coyle Henshaw

                                                ┌── Fred Montgomery Henshaw
                                                │    1866-1921 
                       ┌── Jere Coyle Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1904-               │
                       │                        └── Samuella Seastrink
                       │                             1866-?    
Jere Coyle Henshaw ────┤
B: 1930                │
D: 1993                │
                       └── Carolyn B. Dawson
M: Pamela Gail Rodgers

M: Rodell R. Sharp

M: Karin -
   └── K. A. Henshaw (1980-) 1,2

Jere Coyle Henshaw     [ID 17980] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 7 19303,4,5 [Sep 7 19326,7,8], Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri3,4,5.  

Jere served in the U.S. Air Force.  In 1950-1954 he served in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the 5th Air Force in Korea, and the 20th Bomber Command in the Far East Air Forces.2  

The following article was published in "The Van Nuys News" (Van Nuys, California) on Sunday, February 18, 1968:9

Valuable Worth
$2375 Hauled Off

Burglars hauled away articles valued at $2375 from the home of Jere C. Henshaw, 4115 Valley Vista Blvd., Sherman Oaks, a Columbia Broadcasting Co. executive, Van Nuys police reported.  

A window had been pried open at the home on Friday between 8 and 10 p.m.  

Jewelry, television, camera, sterling silver and tape recorder were among articles taken, police said.

He married Pamela Gail Rodgers10,11 [Pamela Gail Rogers12], Aug 31 196910,11, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada10,11.  Pamela was born Aug 18 1944, Pasadena, California.13  

The following article was published in "The Coshocton Tribune" (Coshocton, Ohio) on Wednesday, February 18, 1970:11

Laugh-In's Pamela Rodgers
Is Wife Of Film Executive

Hollywood (UPI) -- Pamela Rodgers is the newest dumb blonde on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" -- except that she is a redhead which is only fitting if you are acquainted with Pam.  

Like most "dumb" females, Pam possesses an IQ in the genius category.  

But she persists in making illuminating remarks:

"I wanted to change my first name to Zsa Zsa but it was already taken."  

"I used to be 5 feet 10, but now I'm only 5 feet 8.  I shrunk."  

A native of Houston, Tex., Pamela has been married for almost four years to Jere Henshaw, a studio film executive.  They have no children.  

To quell her maternal instincts, Pam fusses over two dogs, an Eskimo husky named Slush, and a Yorkshire terrior, Rampelstiltskin.  

Five cats -- Napoleon, Confucious, Kupie, Doag and Patches - fill out the menage. [sic]

Live On A Hill

Pam and Jere live atop a hill in the San Fernando Valley in a Spanish style house decorated with Italian provincial furniture.  

Pam describes her domicile as a one-bedroom home, principally because she has converted three other bedrooms into a library, family room and pool hall.  

"If we don't have a guest room, then none of our relatives can be house guests when they come to California," Pam says.  

In her piping voice Pam explains that her hectic working hours play hob with home life.  The comedy hour is taped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which generally find her at NBC from noon until 2 a.m.  She regearses on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

"On those days when I get off early it gives me plenty of time to burn dinner for Jere," Pam says.  

Is A Leader

But she isn't kidding.  If Pam isn't the worst cook in Hollywood, she's right up there with the leaders.  

Jere frequently buys her cookbooks, to which Pamela responds: "I think he's trying to tell me something."  

Her specialty as a culinary delinquent is canned soup and caviar served as separate courses.  

Because Jere works long hours and travels frequently the Henshaws become hermits on weekends.  They turn off the telephones, dig around in the garden and sit around and talk to one another.  

Pam is proud of the flower beds that surround her swimming pool.  

She cultivates fuchsias and gardenias.  But her outstanding success is 30 rose bushes.  

Is No Housekeeper

The comedienne, who formerly played recurring roles in "Hey, Landlord!" and "The Jonathan Winters Show," is as adept at housekeeping as she is in the kitchen.  

For that reason a woman arrives at the house four days a week to operate the brooms, dust cloths and other cleaning utensils.  

"We're pretty slippy [sic] around the house," Pam admits.  

She is, however, impeccable when it comes to dressing.  She has a large and diverse wardrobe, the results of "too many charge accounts".  Pamela is weary of miniskirts despite her beautiful limbs.  She prefers long gowns and pants suits.  

Typically, Pamela concludes, "I catch too many colds with miniskirts."

Jere and Pam were divorced Jul 1972, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.14  

He then married Rodell R. Sharp, Nov 17 1973, Los Angeles County, California.5  Rodell was born about 1947.5  

The following article was published in "The Van Nuys News" (Van Nuys, California) on Tuesday, July 26, 1977:6

Jere C. Henshaw joins
American International

Samuel Z. Arkoff, chairman of the board and president of American Internation Pictures, announced that Jere C. Henshaw has been appointed senior vice-president in charge of Worldwide Theatrical Production for American International Productions, effective Aug. 1.  

Henshaw is leaving Universal Studios, where he has been vice president for production since 1975.  Previously he had been vice president in charge of worldwide production at 20th Century-Fox and vice president in charge of worldwide production for theatrical and television motion pictures at Cinema Center Films.  

Henshaw has also held top level executive studio positions at Revue Productions and Columbia Pictures.  He is 44, was born in Kansas City, Mo., and is a graduate of UCLA.

Jere and Rodell were divorced Jul 10 1979, Los Angeles County, California.14  

He then married Karin -.1,14  

Jere and Karin were divorced Sep 14 1982, Los Angeles County, California.14  

In 1993 Jere was living in/near Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.4  

Jere Coyle Henshaw died Sep 25 1993, Los Angeles County, California.3,4  

Also see:

(photo)Photo: Pamela Gail Rogers & Jere Coyle Henshaw newspaper article "The Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio), Nov 16 1969 12

Social Security information for Jere Coyle Henshaw: 575-30-1640


  1. California Birth Index, 1905-1995;
  2. Contribution from K. A. Henshaw.
  3. California Death Index, 1940-1997;
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985;
  6. "The Van Nuys News", Jul 26 1977;
  9. "The Van Nuys News", Feb 18 1968;
  10. Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005;
  11. "The Coshocton Tribune", Feb 18 1970;
  12. "The Chronicle Telegram" (Elyria, Ohio), Nov 16 1969;
  14. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984;

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