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Actress Julie Adams Passes Away

Julie Adams

Actress Julie Adams Passes Away at the Age of 92

Julie Adams, the beloved actress best known for her role in the famous The Creature from the Black Lagoon, passed away on Sunday. She was 92 years old and will be dearly missed by many.

Her Career

Julie Adams (L) and costar Ben Chapman (R) in The Creature from the Black Lagoon - image courtesy of AMPAS via IMDb
Julie Adams (L) and costar Ben Chapman (R) in The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Image courtesy of AMPAS via IMDb

While Julie Adams was best known for her role in The Creature from the Black Lagoon, she has been involved in many different projects over the course of her career. Her IMDb listing is almost 150 items long—an insanely impressive number, all things considered. Some of her other well-known works include Tickle Me, The Last Movie, Bend of the River, Francis Joins the WACS, The Private War of Major Benson, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Her most recent piece was a short in 2018, titled The Lucky Southern Star.

A lot of her most recent appearances were cameos on TV series. Some of these shows included Lost: Missing Pieces, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Lost, and Close to Home.

Her Life

Julie Adams was also known as Betty May Adams, though many of her fans were likely well aware of this fact. She was born on October 17th, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa. She was acting by the time she hit third grade, with her debut being the school play of Hansel and Gretel. It was during the course of her extensive acting courses that she lost her Southern twang.

Her very first role was in 1949, in a movie called Red, Hot and Blue. It was about a young starlet, and thus an ironically appropriate role for the young actress. Universal signed her on for a seven-year contract, and they claimed that she had legs that were the “most perfectly symmetrical in the world.” It’s also claimed that said legs were insured for over one hundred thousand dollars.

Julie Adams married Ray Danton, a co-star of hers from The Looters. He was an actor and director and appeared alongside her in several other films. They ultimately divorced in 1981, but not until after the couple had two sons together: Steven and Mitchell Danton. Later Julie Adams had a long and steady relationship with Ronald M. Cohen.

She leaves behind her two sons and four grandchildren.

Word of the Nerd would like to express their deepest condolences to the loved ones of Julie Adams. Words cannot express the loss experienced.

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