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Carolyn Jones

Highest Rated:   100% The American Nurse (2014)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The American Nurse
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
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
23% 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
100% How the West Was Won
  • Julie Rawlings
1963
No Score Yet Ice Palace
  • Bridie Ballantyne
1960
67% 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
86% 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
85% The War of the Worlds
  • Bird-Brained Blonde
1953
95% House of Wax
  • Cathy Gray
1953
100% The Big Heat
  • Doris
1953
No Score Yet The Turning Point
  • Woman
1952
No Score Yet Road to Bali
  • Eunice
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Queen
  • 1976
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Marsha, Queen of Diamonds
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
  • Julie Whiting
  • 1961

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