Edie Adams

Actor, Singer, Comedian
From her brief-but-celebrated TV series, "Here's Edie," to her Broadway turns, and roles in such classic films as "The Apartment," Edie Adams has charmed everyone lucky enough to catch her in her element. After training ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer Tracy: Triumph and Turmoil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Take Charge! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

Neat and Tidy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bosom Buddies 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Boxoffice 1981 (Movie)

Carolyn (Actor)

The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke 1978 (Movie)

Tempest Stoner (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Honey Pot 1966 (Movie)

Merle McGill (Actor)

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

Irene Chase (Actor)

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

Trina Yale (Actor)

Here's Edie 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Monica Crump (Actor)

Love With the Proper Stranger 1963 (Movie)

Barbie, Barbara of Seville (Actor)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

Mabel Cantwell (Actor)

Call Me Bwana 1962 (Movie)

Frederica Larsen (Actor)

The Spiral Staircase 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Yum Yum Tree 1962 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

Rebel Davis (Actor)

The Apartment 1960 (Movie)

Miss Olsen (Actor)

Cinderella 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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The Ernie Kovacs Show 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Jack Paar Show 1953 - 1956 (TV Show)

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A Cry For Love (TV Show)

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Doris Day: It's Magic (TV Show)

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Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

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Fast Friends (TV Show)

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Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

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Make Me an Offer (TV Show)

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Portrait of an Escort (TV Show)

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Shooting Stars (TV Show)

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Superdome (TV Show)

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The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

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The Seekers (TV Show)

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Writer (1)

Kovacs 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

Kovacs 1970 (Movie)

production assistance (Production Assistant)

Biography

From her brief-but-celebrated TV series, "Here's Edie," to her Broadway turns, and roles in such classic films as "The Apartment," Edie Adams has charmed everyone lucky enough to catch her in her element. After training at Juilliard, Columbia, and the Actors Studio, Adams began to work with comedian Ernie Kovacs on his groundbreaking comedy show, and the pair eloped in 1954. The early '60s saw Adams working in the ad-world romantic comedy "Lover Come Back" alongside Rock Hudson and Doris Day, in Stanley Kramer's madcap comedy caper "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," and against type as a betrayed, angry secretary in Billy Wilder's Oscar-winner "The Apartment." When Kovacs died suddenly in a car accident in 1962, ABC gave Adams the short-lived "Here's Edie," which, although critically well received, lasted only one season. Meanwhile, her turns on Broadway, in nightclubs, and on the screen helped etch Adams in the American psyche as a whip-smart, brash, talented screen presence; she was particularly famous for her impressions of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Marilyn Monroe. After Kovacs' untimely death, Adams was beset with legal problems over her stepchildren and paying off Kovacs's tax debt, but her story is one of perseverance. In the 1960s she launched Edie Adams Cosmetics and Edie Adams Cut 'n' Curl beauty salons and, through tireless work, she bounced back. Her screen career from the 1970s onward consisted of TV appearances and cameos. From "McMillan & Wife" to "Designing Women," Adams was always a delightful scene-stealer until retiring from acting in the early '90s.

Relationships

Pete Candoli Actor

Husband

Ernie Kovacs Actor

Husband
Married 1954 until his death 1962

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

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