Dawn Addams

Actor
Dawn Addams was a pretty leading lady of several romantic films of the 1950s, very much in the Audrey Hepburn-Shirley MacLaine gamine vein of that era (as opposed to the Marilyn Monroe-Jane Russell-Jayne Mansfield ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1930 in Felixstowe, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Vampire Lovers 1969 (Movie)

Countess (Actor)

The Black Tulip 1962 (Movie)

Marquise (Actor)

Come Fly With Me 1961 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll 1960 (Movie)

Kitty Jekyll (Actor)

Come Dance With Me! 1959 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 1959 (Movie)

Marion Menil (Actor)

The House of Intrigue 1958 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Silent Enemy 1958 (Movie)

3rd Officer Jill Master (Actor)

A King in New York 1956 (Movie)

Ann Kay (Actor)

Secrets d'Alcove 1954 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Father, Dear Father (TV Show)

Actor

Night into Morning (Movie)

Dotty Phelps (Actor)

Star Maidens (TV Show)

Actor

Temptation (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

The Moon Is Blue (Movie)

Cynthia Slater (Actor)

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

Priscilla Mullins (Actor)

The Robe (Movie)

Junia (Actor)

Young Bess (Movie)

Kate Howard (Actor)

Biography

Dawn Addams was a pretty leading lady of several romantic films of the 1950s, very much in the Audrey Hepburn-Shirley MacLaine gamine vein of that era (as opposed to the Marilyn Monroe-Jane Russell-Jayne Mansfield school). Educated in several countries, she moved to Hollywood in 1950, played several supporting role in films toplining the likes of Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney ("Plymouth Adventure" 1952) and David Niven and William Holden ("The Moon Is Blue" 1953) before attaining leading lady status. Probably her best known lead was opposite Charlie Chaplin in his satire "A King in New York" (1957), but she also acted in Fritz Lang's "The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse" (1960), in which the director revisited the character he had immortalized on film four decades earlier. Addams also decorated a number of comedies and adventures made in France and Italy (e.g. "Secrets d'Alcove" 1954), but by the early 60s slipped to occasional supporting roles and later did British TV work.

Relationships

Vittorio Massimo

Husband
Italian prince married in 1954 divorced in 1971 after a stormy and fairly well-publicized marriage

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

1977

Replaced Sally Bazley in the role of Georgie Thompson, the protagonist's agent, in the syndicated British sitcom, "Father, Dear Father"

1977

Played Clara, Head of the Supreme Council of Medusa, on the syndicated sci-fi series, "Star Maidens"

1962

Began playing supporting roles around the time of "Come Fly with Me"

1954

First female lead in an American film, "Return to Treasure Island"

1953

First leading roles in film included her work in the Italian-made "Mizar"

1952

Can be spotted in a bit part in the classic musical, "Singin' in the Rain"

1951

Made feature film debut in "Night into Morning"

1950

First came to Hollywood

Was a regular for a time on the CBS variety program, "The Alan Young Show" in the early 1950s

Educated in England, India and the USA

Last feature credits include "The Vault of Horror" (1973)

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