It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mrs. Sheila Mathews Allen on Friday 15th November 2013. She was a familiar face in so many of her husband Irwin Allen's productions and a dear friend and supporter of our work.
Sheila is probably most well known for her starring role as Paula Ramsey in The Towering Inferno and for Irwin Allen television viewers, her many guest appearances in shows like Lost in Space and Land of the Giants.
Since Irwin Allen passed away in 1991, Sheila has endevoured to keep his legacy going and in 1995, appeared in the marvellous documentary The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, paying homage to her late husband. She was instrumental in bringing Lost in Space to the big screen in 1998, and was a hugely popular guest at the Return to Earth convention in Los Angeles that same year.
Our greatest personal memory of Sheila was her fun loving nature, and she was wonderful company whenever we visited with her. Sometime we will share one or two of our personal photos from those very happy times.
If you would like to do something positive in Sheila Allen's memory, a lovely suggestion has been put forward to dedicate a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Please visit the St. Jude's Donation page to make a donation and provide dedication details.
SHEILA ALLEN EVENTS
Sheila Allen at the New York Premiere of Poseidon
The pictures below show Sheila Allen, wife of producer Irwin Allen, at the premiere for Poseidon at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on 6th May 2006 in New York.
Sheila Allen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Poseidon
On 10th May 2006 Sheila Allen attended at the Los Angeles premiere for Poseidon at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Time Tunnel DVD Signing
On 5th June 2006, Sheila Allen joined The Time Tunnel stars Lee Meriwether and Robert Colbert, together with guest star Bob May, at the signing for the new Time Tunnel DVD set at the Rocket Video store in LA.