Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Edie Adams Biography (1929-)
Born Elizabeth Edith Enke, April 16, 1929 (some sources say 1927), in Kingston, PA; daughter of Sheldon and Ada (Adams) Enke; married Ernie Kovacs (an actor and comedian), 1955 (died in a car crash, 1962); married Marty Mills, 1964(a photographer; divorced); married Pete Candoli (an entertainer), 1972 (divorced); children: (first marriage) Mia Susan (died, 1981); stepchildren: (first marriage) two daughters. Addresses: Contact--c/o Roger Richman Agency, 9777 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
- Birth Details
- April 16, 1929
- Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Flossie, Evil Roy Slade, 1972.
- Massage Parlor Owner, The Return of Joe Forrester (also known as Cop on the Beat), 1975.
- Joyce, Superdome, 1978.
- Connie Burton, Fast Friends, 1979.
- Kate Loves a Mystery (also known as Mrs. Columbo: Word Games), NBC, 1979.
- Tessie, A Cry for Love, 1980.
- Francine Sherman, Make Me an Offer, 1980.
- Mrs. Kennedy, Portrait of an Escort, 1980.
- Hazel, Shooting Stars, ABC, 1983.
- Mae West, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, 1984.
- Lady (Booster), Jake Spanner, Private Eye (also known as Jack Spanner, Back on the Case, The Old Dick, and Hoodwinked),USA Network, 1989.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Edith Adams, Ernie in Kovacsland, NBC, 1951.
- The Ernie Kovacs Show, CBS, 1952-53, then NBC, 1956.
- The Chevy Show, NBC, 1958.
- Panelist, Take a Good Look, ABC, 1960-61.
- The Edie Adams Show (also known as Here's Edie), ABC, 1963-64.
- Take Charge!, PBS, 1988.
- Also appeared as Rosanne, As the World Turns, CBS, and as a guest on Kovacs Unlimited, WCBS.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Flora Cato, The Seekers, 1979.
- Ruby Miller, Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" (also known as Talesof the City), PBS, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Cinderella, 1959.
- The Bob Hope Show, 1970.
- The Don Adams Special: Hooray for Hollywood, CBS, 1970.
- The Bob Hope Show, 1971.
- Madame Zenia, The Haunting of Harrington House, 1981.
- Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius, (cable), 1982.
- The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1984.
- Flo, Neat and Tidy (also known as Adventures Beyond Belief), 1986.
- The Television Academy Hall of Fame, 1987.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Lillian Sinclair, Bosom Buddies (pilot), ABC, 1980.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Herself, "Lucy Meets the Moustache," The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, CBS, 1960.
- Angela, "Sourdough Suite," Vega$, ABC, 1981.
- Appeared on U.S. Steel Hour, Miss U.S. Television, Kovacs on the Corner,Three to Get Ready, The Jack Paar Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Perry ComoShow, G.E. Theatre, The Dinah Shore Show, The Pat Boone Show, Colgate ComedyHour, and Palace.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Miss Olsen, The Apartment, United Artists, 1960.
- Rebel Davis, Lover, Come Back, Universal, 1962.
- Irene, Under the Yum-Yum Tree, Columbia, 1963.
- Monica Crump, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, United Artists, 1963.
- Frederica Larsen, Call Me Bwana, 1963.
- Barbie, Barbara of Seville, Love with the Proper Stranger, Paramount, 1964.
- Mabel Cantwell, The Best Man, United Artists, 1964.
- Irene Chase, Made in Paris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966.
- Trina Yale, The Oscar, Embassy, 1966.
- Merle McGill, The Honey Pot (also known as Anyone for Venice? and It Comes up Murder), United Artists, 1967.
- Tempest Stoner, Cheech & Chong's "Up in Smoke" (also known as Up in Smoke), 1978.
- Leslie, Racket, 1979.
- The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood, 1980.
- Carolyn, Boxoffice, 1982.
Credits; Film Work
- Production assistance, Kovacs, 1971.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Debut) Blithe Spirit, Chapel Theatre, Ridgewood, NJ, 1947.
- (New York debut) Eileen, Wonderful Town, Winter Garden Theatre, 1953.
- Daisy Mae, Li'l Abner, St. James Theatre, NY, 1956.
- Sweet Bird of Youth, 1960.
- Free as a Bird, 1960.
- Sadie Thompson, Rain, Packard Music Hall, Warren, OH, 1963.
- Title role, La Perichole, Opera House, Seattle, WA, 1972.
- Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Falmouth Playhouse, ME, 1983.
- The Merry Widow, Long Beach Civic Light Opera, CA, 1986.
- Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! or Night of 100 Years, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- The Merry Widow, U.S. cities, 1959.
- Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes, U.S. cities, 1974.
- Lovely Lowell, The Cooch Dancer, U.S. cities, 1975.
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Edie and Peter, 1973.
- Broadway, My Way, St. Regis Hotel, NY, 1982.
- Kovacs, 1971.
- Books (With Robert Windeler), Sing a Pretty Song: The "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams, Including the Ernie Kovacs Years, Morrow, 1990.
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