Carolyn Jones

Highest Rated: 100% The American Nurse (2014)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday: Apr 28, 1929
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, USA
Trained at the Pasadena Playhouse, Texas-born Carolyn Jones supported herself as a radio disk jockey when acting jobs were scarce. She entered films as a bit player in 1952, attaining prominence for a role in which (for the most part) she neither moved nor spoke: the waxwork Joan of Arc -- actually one of mad sculptor Vincent Price's many murder victims -- in 1953's House of Wax. In 1957, Jones was Oscar-nominated for her five-minute role as a pathetic "good time girl" in The Bachelor Party; two years later, she stole the show in Frank Capra's A Hole in the Head as Frank Sinatra's bongo-playing girlfriend. During the early 1960s, Jones was married to producer Aaron Spelling, who frequently cast her on such TV series as The Dick Powell Show and Burke's Law. In 1964, Jones achieved TV sitcom immortality as the ghoulishly sexy Morticia Addams on the popular series The Addams Family. Though her TV and movie activities were curtailed by illness in her last decade (she died of cancer in 1983), Carolyn Jones continued making occasional appearances, notably a return engagement as Morticia in a 1978 Addams Family reunion special.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% The American Nurse Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet Shield for Murder Girl At Bar 2003
No Score Yet Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness Actor 1993
No Score Yet Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff Beth 1979
29% Eaten Alive Miss Hattie 1977
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Actor 1977
No Score Yet Heaven with a Gun Madge McCloud 1969
No Score Yet Color Me Dead Paula Gibson 1969
No Score Yet A Ticklish Affair Tandy Martin 1963
86% How the West Was Won Julie Rawlings 1963
No Score Yet Ice Palace Bridie Ballantyne 1960
71% A Hole in the Head Shirl 1959
No Score Yet The Man in the Net Linda Hamilton 1959
No Score Yet Career Shirley Drake 1959
80% Last Train from Gun Hill Linda, Craig's Girl 1959
100% King Creole Ronnie 1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Marsha Zelenko 1958
No Score Yet The Bachelor Party The Existentialist 1957
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Sue Nelson 1957
20% The Opposite Sex Pat 1956
91% The Man Who Knew Too Much Cindy Fontaine 1956
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Theodora 1956
67% The Tender Trap Helen 1955
87% The Seven Year Itch Miss Finch 1955
No Score Yet Desiree Mme. Tallien 1954
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill Polly 1954
No Score Yet Make Haste to Live Mary Rose 1954
86% The War of the Worlds Bird-Brained Blonde 1953
95% House of Wax Cathy Gray 1953
No Score Yet Geraldine Kitty 1953
100% The Big Heat Doris 1953
No Score Yet The Turning Point Woman 1952
67% Road to Bali Eunice 1952

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Nurse Grayson Sybil Victoria
  • 1981
  • 1977
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Cathy
  • 1976
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Queen
  • 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Justine
  • 1974
93% Batman
1966-1968
Marsha, Queen of Diamonds
  • 1967
  • 1966
100% The Addams Family
1964-1966
Morticia Addams/Ophelia Frump Morticia Addams
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Julie Whiting
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Pamela Waring
  • 1955
86% Roots
1977
Mrs. Moore

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