Carolyn Jones Biography (1929-1983)

Real name, Carolyn Baker; born April 28, 1929, in Amarillo, TX; died of cancer, August 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, CA; family has Comache Indian ancestry; married Aaron Spelling (a producer), 1953 (divorced, 1964); married Herbert Green (a composer-arranger) 1968 (divorced, 1977); married Peter Bailey-Britton(an actor), 1981. Career: Actress. Best known for playing Morticia Adams on television's The Addams Family, 1964--66. Awards, Honors:Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1957, for The BachelorParty; Golden Globe Award, Film-New Star of the Year, Female, 1958.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
April 28, 1929
Amarillo, Texas, United States
Death Details
August 3, 1983
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Eunice, Road to Bali, Paramount, 1952
  • Woman, The Turning Point (also known as This is Dynamite!),Paramount, 1952
  • Cathy Gray, House of Wax, Warner Bros., 1953
  • Blonde, The War of the Worlds, Paramount, 1953
  • Doris, The Big Heat, Columbia, 1953
  • Polly, Three Hours to Kill, Columbia, 1954
  • Girl at bar, Shield for Murder, United Artists, 1954
  • Elaine of Siniscola, The Saracen Blade, Columbia, 1954
  • Geraldine, Republic, 1954
  • Madame Tallien, Desir‚e, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Mary Rose, Make Haste to Live, Republic, 1954
  • Helen, The Tender Trap, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Miss Finch (night nurse), The Seven Year Itch, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955
  • Pat, The Opposite Sex, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Theodora Belicec, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (also known as Sleep No More), Allied Artists, 1956
  • Cindy Fontaine, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Paramount, 1956
  • Julie, Johnny Trouble, 1957
  • Sue, Baby Face Nelson, United Artists, 1957
  • The existentialist, The Bachelor Party, United Artists, 1957
  • Marsha, Marjorie Morningstar, Republic, 1958
  • Ronnie, King Creole, Paramount, 1958
  • Linda, Last Train from Gun Hill, 1959
  • Shirley Drake, Career, Paramount, 1959
  • Shirl, A Hole in the Head, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1959
  • Linda Hamilton, A Man in the Net, United Artists, 1959
  • Bridie, Ice Palace, Warner Bros., 1960
  • Virginia, Sail a Crooked Ship, Columbia, 1961
  • Julie Rawlings, How the West Was Won, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Tandy Martin, A Ticklish Affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Jenny, Dance of Death, 1968
  • Paula Gibson, Color Me Dead (also known as D.O.A. II), Commonwealth, 1969
  • Madge McCloud, Heaven with a Gun, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Miss Hattie, Eaten Alive (also known as Brutes and Savages,Death Trap, Horror Hotel, Horror Hotel Massacre, Legend of the Bayou, Murder on the Bayou and Starlight Slaughter), Prism Pictures, 1976
  • Beth, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (also known as Secret Yearnings, The Shaming, and The Sin), 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Morticia Addams, The Addams Family, ABC, 1964-66
  • Marsha, Batman, ABC, 1966-67
  • Morticia Frump Addams, Halloween with the New Addams Family, 1977
  • Myrna Clegg, Capitol, CBS, 1982-83
  • Movies
  • Marilyn Atkins, Little Ladies of the Night (also known as Diamond Alley), ABC, 1977
  • Bernadette Chase, Midnight Lace, NBC, 1980
  • Miniseries
  • Mrs. Moore, Roots, ABC, 1977
  • Peg, The French Atlantic Affair, ABC, 1979
  • Vera, The Dream Merchants, syndicated, 1980
  • Specials
  • Morticia Addams and Ophelia Frump, The Addams Family, NBC, 1977
  • Episodic
  • Pamela Waring, "The Cheney Vase," Alfred Hitchock Presents, CBS/NBC, 1955
  • "Until the Man Dies," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1957
  • Julie Cameron, "The John Cameron Story," Wagon Train, NBC/ABC, 1957
  • "Wayfarers," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1960
  • Julie Whiting, "Blood Red," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1961
  • "Who Killed Julie Greer?," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1961
  • Jenna Douglas, "The Jenna Douglas Story," Wagon Train, NBC/ABC, 1961
  • "The Molly Kincaid Story," Wagon Train, NBC/ABC, 1963
  • Ophelia Frump, The Addams Family, ABC, 1964
  • Marsha, "Marsha, Queen of Diamonds," Batman, ABC, 1966
  • Marsha, "Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds," Batman, ABC, 1966
  • Marsha, "Penguin's Disastrous End," Batman, ABC, 1967
  • Marsha, "Penguin is a Girl's Best Friend," Batman, ABC, 1967
  • Marsha, "Penguin Sets a Trend," Batman, ABC, 1967
  • Annie, "The Legacy of Spencer Flats," The Virginian, NBC, 1971
  • Ghost Story, NBC, 1972
  • The Registrar, "Demon in Lace," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, ABC, 1975
  • The Queen Mother, "The Feminum Mystique: Part One and Two," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1976
  • "Last of the Dinosaurs," Quincy, M.E., NBC, 1976
  • The Queen Mother, "Wonder Woman in Hollywood," Wonder Woman, CBS,1977
  • "Stain of Guilt," Quincy, M.E., NBC, 1981
  • Also appeared in episodes of Playhouse 90, CBS; Colgate ComedyHour, NBC; and six episodes of Dragnet, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Elephant Man, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1980-1981
  • Major Tours
  • Ruth, The Homecoming, U.S. cities, 1967-1968
  • Hannah Warren, "Visitor from New York"; Millie Michaels, "Visitors from Philadelphia"; and Diana Nichols, "Visitors from London"; in California Suite (triple-bill), U.S. cities, 1978

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • New York Times, August 4, 1983, .*

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

    CAPTCHA


    forum