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Julie Adams
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Adams in 1962
Born
Betty May Adams

October 17, 1926 (1926-10-17) (age 93)
Other names Julia Adams
Betty Adams
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–2011
Spouse(s)
Leonard Stern
(m. 1951; div. 1953)

Ray Danton
(m. 1954; div. 1981)
Children 2
Website julieadams.biz

Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams; October 17, 1926) is an American actress, primarily in television. She starred in a number of films in the 1950s, including Bend of the River and Creature from the Black Lagoon. She is also known for her roles as Paula Denning on Capitol and as Eve Simpson on Murder, She Wrote.

Early years

Julie Adams was born as Betty May Adams on October 17, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa. Her family moved a great deal; the longest she lived in one town was eight years in Blytheville, Arkansas. Adams worked as a part-time secretary and began her film career in B-movie westerns. In 1946, at the age of 19, she was crowned "Miss Little Rock" and then moved to Hollywood, California to pursue her acting career.

Personal life

Adams was married to screenwriter Leonard B. Stern from 1950/51 to 1953. She was then married to actor-director Ray Danton from 1954/55 until their divorce in 1981. They had two sons: Steven Danton (b. 1956), an assistant director, and Mitchell Danton (b. 1962), an editor.

Selected filmography

  • Crooked River (1950) (as Betty Adams)
  • Your Show Time (1949) (as Betty Adams)
  • Colorado Ranger (1950) (as Betty Adams)
  • Bright Victory (1951) (as Julia Adams)
  • Hollywood Story (1951) (as Julia Adams)
  • The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
  • Horizons West (1952) (as Betty Adams) ... Lorna Hardin
  • Bend of the River (1952) (as Julia Adams) ... Laura
  • The Lawless Breed (1953) (as Julia Adams) ... Rosie
  • The Mississippi Gambler (1953) (as Julia Adams) ... Ann Conant
  • The Man from the Alamo (1953) (as Julia Adams) ... Beth Anders
  • Wings of the Hawk (1953) (as Julia Adams) ... Raquel Noriega
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (credited as Julia Adams) ... Kay Lawrence
  • The Looters (1955)...(as Julie Adams)
  • One Desire (1955) (credited as Julia Adams) ... Judith Watrous
  • The Private War of Major Benson (1956) ... Dr. Kay Lambert
  • Studio One (1956) ... Anne
  • Away All Boats (1956) ... Nadine MacDougall
  • Lux Video Theatre (1955, 1957)
  • Climax! (1957) ... Coleen
  • Four Girls in Town (1957) ... Kathy Conway
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957) ... Daisy Pauly
  • Tarawa Beachhead (1958) ... Ruth Campbell
  • Playhouse 90 (1958) ... Janice Ohringer
  • Yancy Derringer (1958–1959) ... Amanda Eaton
  • Zane Grey Theatre (1958) ... Nora Jepson (1958) ... Julie Brand
  • Goodyear Theatre (1958) ... Marion Ewell
  • Letter to Loretta (1958) ... Milly (1958) (as Julia Adams) ... Paula McGill
  • The Man and the Challenge (1959) ... Linda Webb
  • Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959) ... Helen Archer
  • The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959) ... Pauline Howard
  • Frontier Justice (1959) ... Julie Brand
  • The Alaskans (1959) ... Clara
  • Cheyenne (1960) (2 episodes) ... Irene Travers
  • Maverick (1960) ... Wilma White (1959) ... Belle Morgan
  • Alcoa Theatre (1960) ... Betty Fordham
  • The Rifleman (1960) ... Nora Sanford
  • Tate (1960) ... Mary Hardin
  • Markham (1960)
  • Wrangler (1960) ... Eve Browning
  • Michael Shayne (1960) ... Bea
  • Bonanza (1961) "The Courtship" ... Helen Layton
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1961) ... Phyllis Kendall (1959) ... Peg Valence (1958) ... Carol Longsworth
  • Hawaiian Eye (1961) ... Gloria Matthews (1960) ... Sarah Crane
  • Outlaws (1961) ... Juill Ramsur
  • Surfside 6 (1961) ... Julie Owens (1961) ... Merilee Williams
  • The Underwater City (1962) ... Monica Powers
  • The Andy Griffith Show (1962) ... Mary Simpson
  • The Dick Powell Show (1962) ... Robin
  • Dr. Kildare (1962) ... Ginny Nelson
  • Checkmate (1962) ... Jean Damion (1960) ... Janet Evans
  • The Gallant Men (1963) ... Capt. Meg Thorpe
  • Arrest and Trial (1963) ... Eleanor
  • 77 Sunset Strip (1964) ... Anne Kenzie (1961) ... Norma Kellogg (1960) ... Miriam Galbraith (1959) ... Marie La Shelle (1959) Margo Wendice
  • Kraft Suspense Theatre (1965) ... Joanne Clay (1964) ... Ellen Yarnell
  • Perry Mason (1965) ... Patricia L. Kean (1964) ... Janice Blake (1963) ... Janice Barton (1963) ... Valerie Comstock
  • Twelve O'Clock High (1965) ... Lt. Betty Russo
  • Burke's Law (1965) ... Carla Cabrial
  • Tickle Me (1965) ... Vera Radford
  • The Long, Hot Summer (1965) ... Leona Mills
  • The Virginian (1966) ... Marian Clay
  • The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1967)
  • The Big Valley (1966, 1967) ... Janet Masters/Edna Wesley
  • Ironside (1968) ... Norma Howard
  • The Outsider (1968) ... Laura
  • General Hospital (1968) ... Denise Wilton
  • The Doris Day Show (1969) ... Karen Carrathers "Married For A Day".
  • My Friend Tony (1969)
  • The F.B.I. (1969) ... Denise Kriton
  • Dan August (1970) ... Patricia Fairley
  • The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1970–1971) (Season 2) ... Lynn Craig
  • The Young Lawyers (1971) ... Alice Graham)
  • The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971–1972) ... Martha Howard
  • The Trackers (1971) ... Dora Paxton
  • Night Gallery (1972) ... Gay Melcor
  • The Doris Day Show (1972), (1969)
  • Go Ask Alice (1973) ... Dorothy
  • The Mod Squad (1973), (1968) ... Samantha Semple
  • Search (1973) ... Jeanette Lewis
  • Mannix (1973) ... Edie Reynolds (1967)
  • Lucas Tanner (1974) ... Mrs. Walker
  • McQ (1974) ... Elaine
  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1975) ... Mrs. Avery Walker
  • Caribe (1975) ... Mrs. Bladell
  • The Streets of San Francisco (1975) ... Judith
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. (1975) ... Lee Morgan (1969) ... Claire
  • Psychic Killer (1975) ... Dr. Laura Scott
  • Ellery Queen (1975) ... Jennifer Packard
  • Cannon (1975) ... Sylvia Killian (1972) ... Mrs. Lucas
  • Medical Center (1976) ... Ellie Wilke
  • The Killer Inside Me (1976) ... Mother
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976) ... The Mother
  • McMillan & Wife (1977) ... Dorothy Wininger
  • This Is the Life (1977)
  • Police Woman (1978) ... Eleanor Simpson
  • The Runaways (1978) ... Mother
  • The Incredible Hulk (1978) ... Ellen
  • Trapper John, M.D. (1980) ... Lorrie Malcolm
  • Vega$ (1981) ... Margaret Sorenson
  • Code Red (1981–1982) ... Ann Rorchek
  • Cagney & Lacey (1982) ... Helen Granger
  • Quincy, M.E. (1982) ... Dr. Chris Winston (1980) ... Sharon Ross (1977) ... Mrs. Daniels
  • Capitol (1982–1987) ... Paula Denning
  • Too Close for Comfort (1981-1984) (2 episodes) ... Sylvia Walker
  • Murder, She Wrote (1987–1993) (10 episodes) ... Eve Simpson
  • Black Roses (1988) ...Arlene Beevis
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1993) (2 episodes) ... Grandma Beevis
  • Diagnosis: Murder (1997) ... Edie Fallon
  • Melrose Place (1999) ... Mrs. Damarr
  • Sliders (1999) ... Old Maggie Beckett
  • Family Law (2000) ... Bonnie
  • Cold Case (2006) ... Dottie Mills
  • Lost (2006) ... Amelia, "A Tale of Two Cities"
  • CSI New York (2010)

Awards

In 1999, Adams received a Golden Boot award for her work in Westerns. She was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2000. At CineCon in 2011, Julie was honored with a Film Career Achievement Award. In 2012, she won the Rondo Award for the Monster Kid Hall of Fame at the annual Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky.

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