Edie Adams

Edie Adams

Highest Rated: 100% The Best Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Oscar (1966)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1927

Birthplace: Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA

From her brief-but-celebrated TV series, "Here's Edie," to her Broadway turns, and roles in such classic films as "The Apartment," Edie Adams has charmed everyone lucky enough to catch her in her element. After training at Juilliard, Columbia, and the Actors Studio, Adams began to work with comedian Ernie Kovacs on his groundbreaking comedy show, and the pair eloped in 1954. The early '60s saw Adams working in the ad-world romantic comedy "Lover Come Back" alongside Rock Hudson and Doris Day, in Stanley Kramer's madcap comedy caper "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," and against type as a betrayed, angry secretary in Billy Wilder's Oscar-winner "The Apartment." When Kovacs died suddenly in a car accident in 1962, ABC gave Adams the short-lived "Here's Edie," which, although critically well received, lasted only one season. Meanwhile, her turns on Broadway, in nightclubs, and on the screen helped etch Adams in the American psyche as a whip-smart, brash, talented screen presence; she was particularly famous for her impressions of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Marilyn Monroe. After Kovacs' untimely death, Adams was beset with legal problems over her stepchildren and paying off Kovacs's tax debt, but her story is one of perseverance. In the 1960s she launched Edie Adams Cosmetics and Edie Adams Cut 'n' Curl beauty salons and, through tireless work, she bounced back. Her screen career from the 1970s onward consisted of TV appearances and cameos. From "McMillan & Wife" to "Designing Women," Adams was always a delightful scene-stealer until retiring from acting in the early '90s.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 92% Broadway: The Golden Age Self - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Mae West (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Hazel (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boxoffice Carolyn (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Friends Connie Burton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Racquet Leslie Sargent (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seekers Flora Cato (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Columbo: Word Games Joanne Huston (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Joyce (Character) - 1978
47% 83% Up in Smoke Mrs. Tempest Stillman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Joe Forrester Massage Parlor Owner (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 75% Evil Roy Slade Flossie (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kovacs! Unknown (Character) - 1971
57% 61% The Honey Pot Merle McGill (Character) - 1967
13% 31% The Oscar Trina Yale (Character) - 1966
100% 89% The Best Man Mabel Cantwell (Character) - 1964
17% 57% Under the Yum Yum Tree Dr. Irene Wilson (Character) - 1963
70% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Monica Crump (Character) - 1963
80% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Barbie (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 47% Call Me Bwana Frederica (Character) - 1963
91% 77% Lover Come Back Rebel Davis (Character) - 1961
93% 94% The Apartment Miss Olsen (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
78% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Lorenza (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970 1963-1964 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1964-1966 1961 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theatre '62 Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1954

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