Julie Adams

Biography: A former secretary, Julie Adams inaugurated her film career in a series of slapped-together westerns starring James Ellison and Russell Hayden. She billed herself under her real name of Betty Adams until she was signed by Universal in 1949; she then became Julia Adams, which was modified to Julie by the early 1950s. Fans of the 1953 horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon tend to believe that Julie became a leading lady on the strength of her role in this film as the imperiled--and fetchingly underclad--heroine. In fact, she had been cast in good parts as early as 1950, notably the wealthy fiancee of newly blinded GI Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory (1951). Curiously, some of her largest roles of the 1950s, in films like The Private War of Major Benson (1955) and Away All Boats (1956), were her least interesting. She cut down on her film appearances in the early 1960s to concentrate on television, a medium that permitted her to hold out for meatier acting assignments. ThoughA former secretary, Julie Adams inaugurated her film career in a series of slapped-together westerns starring James Ellison and Russell Hayden. She billed herself under her real name of Betty Adams until she was signed by Universal in 1949; she then became Julia Adams, which was modified to Julie by the early 1950s. Fans of the 1953 horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon tend to believe that Julie became a leading lady on the strength of her role in this film as the imperiled--and fetchingly underclad--heroine. In fact, she had been cast in good parts as early as 1950, notably the wealthy fiancee of newly blinded GI Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory (1951). Curiously, some of her largest roles of the 1950s, in films like The Private War of Major Benson (1955) and Away All Boats (1956), were her least interesting. She cut down on her film appearances in the early 1960s to concentrate on television, a medium that permitted her to hold out for meatier acting assignments. Though she still tended to be cast in such negligible roles as the star's wife in The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971), Julie was proud of her many powerful guest-star appearances on dramatic programs: she was particularly fond of her performance as a middle-aged pregnant woman on a 1969 installment of Marcus Welby MD. Julie Adams was at one time married to actor/director Ray Danton. Expand

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tbd Cold Case: Season 4 Feb 8, 2016 Dottie Mills 7.5
tbd CSI: NY: Season 4 Sep 26, 2007 Betty Willens tbd
tbd Sliders: Season 4 Jun 8, 1998 Old Maggie Beckett 6.8
tbd Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 4 Sep 8, 1993 Cindy's Mother / Grandma Arlene Beevis 8.3
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 9 Sep 20, 1992 Eve Simpson / Eve Simpson tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 8 Sep 15, 1991 Eve Simpson / Eve Simpson tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 7 Sep 16, 1990 Eve Simpson / Eve Simpson tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 6 Sep 24, 1989 Eve Simpson / Eve Simpson tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 5 Oct 23, 1988 Eve Simpson / Local Gossip tbd
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 4 Sep 20, 1987 Eve Simpson / Eve Simpson tbd
tbd The Incredible Hulk: Season 1 Mar 10, 1978 Ellen 7.8
tbd Ironside: Season 2 Sep 19, 1968 Norma Howard tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 9 Sep 12, 1965 Pat Kean tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 8 Sep 24, 1964 Janice tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 7 Sep 26, 1963 Janice tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 6 Sep 27, 1962 Valerie tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 2 Oct 2, 1961 Mary Simpson tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 2 Sep 10, 1960 Helen Layton tbd