Edie Adams

Edie Adams

  • Highest Rated: 100% After the Thin Man (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 15% The Oscar (1966)
  • Birthday: Apr 16, 1927
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
47% Up in Smoke Tempest Stoner 1978
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade Flossie 1972
No Score Yet Kovacs Actor 1971
57% The Honey Pot Merle McGill 1967
15% The Oscar Trina Yale 1966
No Score Yet Made in Paris Irene Chase 1966
No Score Yet The Best Man Mabel Cantwell 1964
69% 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
90% Lover Come Back Rebel Davis 1961
94% 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
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Miss Shepherd
  • 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Fantasy Island
1978-1984
Liz Fuller
  • 1981
75% More Tales Of The City
1998
Ruby Miller
100% Tales of the City
1993
Ruby Miller
No Score Yet The Ernie Kovacs Show
1961-1962
Performer

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