Julie Adams

Actor, Dialog coach, Secretary
For generations of moviegoers, the name Julie Adams conjured up an arresting black-and-white image of the actress swimming gracefully through the murky waters of the Amazon - actually, Wakulla Springs in Florida - while ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1926 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnage 2011 (Movie)

Secretary (Voice)

CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close to Home 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

Wife (Actor)

Champions 1983 (Movie)

Emma Hussey (Actor)

Code Red 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Floor 1978 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Goodbye Franklin High 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Psychic Killer 1975 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

The Killer Inside Me 1975 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

The McCullochs 1975 (Movie)

Hannah McCulloch (Actor)

McQ 1973 (Movie)

Elaine Forrester (Actor)

The Jimmy Stewart Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Joan Simon (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

Vera Radford (Actor)

The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of Fear 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gunfight at Dodge City 1958 (Movie)

Pauline Howard (Actor)

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1957 (Movie)

Dee (Actor)

Tarawa Beachead 1957 (Movie)

Ruth Campbell (Actor)

Away All Boats 1956 (Movie)

Nadine MacDougall (Actor)

One Desire 1955 (Movie)

Judith Watrous (Actor)

Six Bridges to Cross 1955 (Movie)

Ellen Gallagher (Actor)

The Private War of Major Benson 1955 (Movie)

Dr Kay Lambert (Actor)

The Creature From the Black Lagoon 1954 (Movie)

Kay Lawrence (Actor)

The Lawless Breed 1952 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Wings of the Hawk 1952 (Movie)

Raquel Noriega (Actor)

Bright Victory 1950 (Movie)

Chris Paterson (Actor)

Bend of the River (Movie)

Laura Baile (Actor)

Blazing Guns (Movie)

(Actor)

Capitol (TV Show)

Actor

Code Red (TV Show)

Actor

Crooked River (TV Show)

Actor

For Heaven's Sake (Movie)

(Actor)

Go Ask Alice (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Story (Movie)

Sally Rousseau (Actor)

Red, Hot and Blue (Movie)

Starlet (Actor)

The Mississippi Gambler (Movie)

Ann Conant (Actor)

The Trackers (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For generations of moviegoers, the name Julie Adams conjured up an arresting black-and-white image of the actress swimming gracefully through the murky waters of the Amazon - actually, Wakulla Springs in Florida - while the Gill-Man, the scaly man-fish monster in "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), glided below her, captivated by her presence in his environment. The film, one of the greatest titles in science fiction history, came to encapsulate Adams' career, though she had been an in-demand actress, most notably in Westerns, since the late 1940s. Despite its popularity, "Creature" did little for her film career, but she became one of the most recognizable faces on television, providing poised, highly professional guest turns on series from the early 1960s through the first decade of the 21st century. If she bore any ill will towards her "Creature" typecasting, Adams did not show it, as the title of her 2011 autobiography, The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections from the Black Lagoon, clearly illustrated. If never a household name, Julie Adams enjoyed both exceptional career longevity and the lasting fame afforded to a cult icon.

Relationships

Esther Gertrude Adams

Mother

Ralph Adams

Father

Ronald M Cohen Writer

Companion
died of heart failure in April 1998 at age 58

Ray Danton Director

Husband
Met while working on Universal feature, "The Looters" (1955) Married in 1954 divorced in 1974 deceased

Mitchell Danton

Son

Steven Danton

Son

EDUCATION

studied acting with Florence Enright, George Shdanov and David Craig

Little Rock Junior College

Little Rock , Arkansas 1945 - 1946

Milestones

1993

Acted in the TV-movie "The Conviction of Kitty Dodds" (CBS)

1993

Played recurring role on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)

1984

First screen credit as dialogue coach, "The River"

1983

Last film appearance to date, "Champions"

1975

Directed by then-husband Ray Danton in "Psychic Killer"

1960

Stage debut starring in "Dear Sir" in summer stock in Redding, CA

1959

Co-starred on TV series, "Yancy Derringer"

1955

TV acting debut, "Appointment with Love" on "The Lux Video Theater"

1951

Had second lead in "Bright Victory"

1949

Film acting debut, "Red, Hot and Blue"

Appeared on the CBS soap "Capitol"

Worked exclusively as a dialogue coach throughout the 1980s and 1990s

Played Martha Howard on the NBC sitcom, "The Jimmy Stewart Show"

Had recurring role of Eve Simpson on the CBS drama "Murder, She Wrote"

Played Ann Rorchek on the ABC adventure series, "Code Red"

Featured on the daytime series, "General Hospital"

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