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Edie Adams

Highest Rated:   100% After the Thin Man (1936)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Oscar (1966)
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Born Elizabeth Edith Enke, on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, PA, Edie Adams was a graduate of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Columbia School of Drama. She began her career in television, utilizing her singing and comedic talent as a regular on the popular Ernie Kovacs Show in the early '50s. Adams and Kovacs were married in 1955 and remained together until his death in 1962. Before appearing in films, she starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town (1953) and Li'l Abner (1956). Her first major film role was playing Miss Olsen in Billy Wilder's 1960 comedy The Apartment. The film work that followed cast Adams in mostly secondary roles that highlighted her talent for comedy and displayed her spirited presence. Other films include: Lover Come Back (1961), Call Me Bwana (1963), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), The Best Man (1964), Made in Paris, The Oscar (1966), The Honey Pot (1967), Up in Smoke (1978), and Raquet (1979). Adams also appeared in the documentary Kovacs in 1971. She spent her last few decades making periodic guest appearances on such television programs as Designing Women, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat, and died of pneumonia and cancer in 2008.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Broadway: The Golden Age
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Dawg
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Neat & Tidy
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter
  • Mae West
1984
No Score Yet Shooting Stars
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Haunting of Harrington House
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Box Office
  • Carolyn
1981
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (Hollywood Blue)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer
  • Francine Sherman
1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Portrait of an Escort
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Seekers
  • Flora Cato
1979
No Score Yet Racquet
  • Leslie Sargent
1979
38% Up in Smoke
  • Tempest Stoner
1978
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade
  • Flossie
1972
No Score Yet Kovacs
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Honey Pot
  • Merle McGill
1967
18% The Oscar
  • Trina Yale
1966
No Score Yet Made in Paris
  • Irene Chase
1966
No Score Yet The Best Man
  • Mabel Cantwell
1964
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Monica Crump
1963
No Score Yet Under the Yum Yum Tree
  • Dr. Irene Wilson
1963
No Score Yet Call Me Bwana
  • Frederica
1963
89% Love with the Proper Stranger
  • Barbie
1963
89% Lover Come Back
  • Rebel Davis
1961
93% The Apartment
  • Miss Olsen
1960
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • Actor
1957
100% After the Thin Man
  • Girl
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Fairy Godmother
  • 2004

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