Carolyn Jones

Actor, Disc jockey
Talented character player and occasional lead with a distinctive alto voice and enormous eyes. Most typically in offbeat roles, Jones received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn as a quirky, artsy type ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1930 in Amarillo, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Night Breed 1990 (Movie)

Emergency Nurse (Actor)

Great Expectations 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Lace 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff 1979 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

The Addams Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Wonder Woman 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eaten Alive 1976 (Movie)

Miss Hattie (Actor)

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dance of Death 1970 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Color Me Dead 1969 (Movie)

Paula Gibson (Actor)

Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

Madge McCloud (Actor)

The Addams Family 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

A Ticklish Affair 1963 (Movie)

Tandy Martin (Actor)

The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

Julie Rawlings (Actor)

Zane Grey Theater 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Sail a Crooked Ship 1961 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Palace 1960 (Movie)

Bridie (Actor)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

Shirl (Actor)

Career 1958 (Movie)

Shirley Drake (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

Last Train From Gun Hill 1958 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Marsha (Actor)

The Man in the Net 1958 (Movie)

Linda Hamilton (Actor)

Baby Face Nelson 1957 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Trouble 1957 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

The Bachelor Party 1957 (Movie)

Existentialist (Actor)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 (Movie)

Theodora (Actor)

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 (Movie)

Cindy Fontaine (Actor)

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

The Seven Year Itch 1955 (Movie)

Miss Finch (Actor)

The Tender Trap 1955 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Desiree 1954 (Movie)

Madame Tallien (Actor)

Shield For Murder 1954 (Movie)

Girl at Bar (Actor)

Three Hours to Kill 1954 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

House of Wax 1953 (Movie)

Cathy Gray (Actor)

The Big Heat 1953 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Capitol (TV Show)

Actor

Geraldine (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

Little Ladies of the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Roots (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

Actor

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Talented character player and occasional lead with a distinctive alto voice and enormous eyes. Most typically in offbeat roles, Jones received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn as a quirky, artsy type encountered by a group of men out on the town in "The Bachelor Party" (1957). At one time the wife of producer Aaron Spelling, Jones is best remembered for her highly amusing characterization of the deliberately ghoulish Morticia on the ABC TV sitcom "The Addams Family" (1964-66).

Relationships

Peter Bailey-Britton Actor

Husband
Married 1982 until her death Aug. 3, 1983

Herbert S Greene Assistant Director

Wife

Aaron Spelling Executive Producer

Husband

EDUCATION

Pasadena Community Playhouse

Pasadena , California 1950

Milestones

1982

Final TV appearance as Myrna Clegg on the CBS daytime soap "Capitol"

1979

Final feature, "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff"

1979

Final collaboration with Aaron Spelling, "The French Atlantic Affair"

1977

TV miniseries debut, "Roots"

1977

Final TV-movie, "Little Ladies of the Night"

1964

Entered TV fame with her portrayal of Morticia Addams in the ever-popular series, "The Addams Family"

1961

Featured as the deceased model title character in the TV pilot, "Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer"

1956

First worked with husband Aaron Spelling, "Zane Grey Theater"; a TV series he produced and wrote for

1952

Signed contract with Paramount, and made feature debut in William Dieterle's "The Turning Point"

1951

TV debut, performed on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"

1950

Met future husband Aaron Spelling, who susequently cast her in the stage production, "The Live Wire"

Made stage debut in the 1940s

SIMILAR ARTICLES