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Marla Heasley

Full / Real Name: Marla J. Heasley
Born: 04 September 1959 (60 years old)
Gender: Female

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Marla Heasley is an American actress best known for her role as Tawnia Baker, a reporter working with the team, in the television action series The A-Team, from 1983-1984.

Introduced in the second season episode "The Battle of Bel-Air", the character was brought in as a replacement for Melinda Culea (Amy Allen), who was abruptly dropped from the series after insisting on being given more to do.

Although a regular, Heasley as Tawnia was not added to the show's opening credits and did not appear in every single episode during her time with the series. The character was married off, in order to be written out of the series, in the early third season feature-length / two-part adventure The Bend In The River.

One of the reasons for the character being dropped is believed to be due to series star George Peppard, who continually insisted to the producers that the show didn't need a female co-star.


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Tawnia Baker

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