Victoria Principal Celebrates ‘“Dallas” Mama’ Priscilla Pointer’s 100th Birthday by Sharing a Note the Actress Gave Her

Pointer played Rebecca Wentworth, the mother of Principal’s character, in the long-running TV series

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Victoria Principal is paying tribute to Dallas costar Priscilla Pointer’s milestone birthday!

The actress, 74, wished Pointer — who played her mother Rebecca Wentworth in the long-running TV series — a happy 100th birthday on Instagram by sharing a special note that Pointer gave her.

“This is the photo and note that Priscilla Pointer gifted to me when she left the Dallas series,” Principal wrote. “My Dallas mama turns 100 today. Happy Birthday dear Priscilla! Love, Victoria ❤️”

The post depicted a black-and-white photo of herself, as her character Pamela Barnes, and Pointer as Rebecca during one of their mother-daughter scenes in Dallas. Pointer’s handwritten note could be seen right below the photo.

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It read, “Dear Victoria, thanks for the lovely flowers and dear note. We won’t lose touch — you are very special to me. Priscilla.”

Pointer starred as Rebecca in 44 episodes of Dallas — which followed the Ewing family as they navigated the inner workings of their massive oil empire — in the early 1980s.

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As for Principal, she starred in the series from its first season in 1978 to 1987. She previously told PEOPLE during the show’s 40th anniversary that she had felt drawn to the character of Pamela from the first time she read for the character.

<p>Lorimar Television / Everett Collection</p> Priscilla Pointer and Victoria Principal as seen in 'Dallas'

Lorimar Television / Everett Collection

Priscilla Pointer and Victoria Principal as seen in 'Dallas'

“My feeling from the moment I read it was that it was incredibly special and that I really, really wanted to be a part of it. I could not imagine not being Pam,” she said at the time.

However, she said she eventually noticed “there was a definitive decline” in the writing as the show progressed and decided to exit the show after nine years.

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“I was very candid about my concern and my disappointment; that we had had such good writing and so many wonderful plots, and that when the time came to renegotiate the writers’ contracts, I felt that a number of writers had left because they had not gotten the right deal,” she said.

Despite her exit, Principal said she was thrilled that new generations are experiencing the iconic drama.

“I’m happy, based up all the emails that I’ve gotten, that people are introducing their children or their grandchildren to Dallas,” she said. “I’m so excited that people continue to remember Dallas.”

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