Thu 7 Feb 2019 17.51 GMT Julie Adams, who has died aged 92, starred opposite some of the screen’s most handsome actors, including Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Glenn Ford and Elvis Presley. Julie Adams, the comely brunette with the cascading curls best remembered as the damsel in distress in the 1954 horror classic Creature From the Black Lagoon, has died. I recognized her smile. Tap ‘Menu’ and then ‘Times Radio’ to listen to the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. Creature from the Black Lagoon, with its trashy tale of a half-man, half-amphibian monster known as the Gill-man, seemed cheap comic-book stuff. Her role in The Creature From The Black Lagoon the scream scene was amazing! But no matter what you do, people will always say, ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’,” Julie Adams once observed with stoical resignation. Please, Julie Adams with the half-man, half-amphibian creature from the Black Lagoon, played on land by Ben Chapman, Listen to Times Radio for the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. So when her Universal contract was up in 1957, she was able to transition into a rewarding television career lasting over five decades. April 30, 2019 | Myrtle Beach, SC | Friend. She was also known for her small screen role as Paula Denning on the 1980s soap opera Capitol and recurring role of Eve Simpson on Murder, She W… Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated.

She was 92. She starred in a number of films in the 1950s, including Bend of the River (1952) opposite James Stewart and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Her first leads for the studio were in Bright Victory, as a rich girl trying to adjust to her fiance (Arthur Kennedy) returning blinded from the war; and in a double role of a daughter and her silent movie star mother in the whodunnit Hollywood Story (both 1951). When she was offered the chance to be the eye candy in the 1954 horror movie, Adams had not even wanted the role. Julie Adams, who has died aged 92, starred opposite some of the screen’s most handsome actors, including Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Glenn Ford … Protagonizó varias películas durante la década de 1950, incluidas Bend of the River (1952) y Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). After winning a beauty contest there, Adams left home, where her heavy drinking father was becoming abusive, to stay with an aunt in California. Yet her enduring fame rests on the role of the inamorata of the title character of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).

She made her motion picture debut with a minor role in the film "Red, Hot and Blue" (1949) and for the early part of her she was billed as 'Betty May Adams,' prior to changing her name to Julie Adams, initially for the picture "Bright Victory" (1951). Her acting gives us all such joy. All rights reserved. • Julie (Julia, Betty May) Adams, actor, born 17 October 1926; died 3 February 2019, Available for everyone, funded by readers. In Mann’s superb Bend of the River (1952), Adams is a seductive settler falling in love with the wagon train guide (an embittered James Stewart).

For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here. She was 92. When soldier Ford is branded a coward in Boetticher’s The Man from the Alamo (1953), Adams is one of the few people who believes in him. She is survived by their two sons, Steven and Mitchell. I saw her gracefully serving refreshments to lake shrine visitors. Last modified on Fri 15 Mar 2019 16.30 GMT. For Walsh’s The Lawless Breed (1953), she is a former saloon gal who finds redemption in her marriage to an ex-con (Hudson, a fellow Universal contractee). The obituary was featured in Legacy on February 4, 2019. She was truly a great actress. At the time she was making a name for herself in Hollywood starring in westerns opposite leading actors such as James Stewart and Rock Hudson. sorry to here this great lady had died, she was the best. She was 92.

God bless dear Julie in Heaven and comfort all her loved ones. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here. 894646.

Julie Adams, the actress best remembered for her work in "Creature from the Black Lagoon," died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get email updates about Julie Adams delivered directly to your inbox. It was not long before she was appearing in half-a-dozen shoestring westerns for Lippert Pictures. Read Complete Obituary They divorced in 1953, and in 1955 she married the director and actor Ray Danton, with whom she appeared in The Looters (1955) and Tarawa Beachhead (1958). Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams; October 17, 1926 – February 3, 2019) was an American actress, billed as Julia Adams toward the beginning of her career, primarily known for her numerous television guest roles. Among her best films were distinguished westerns by masters of the genre – Anthony Mann, Raoul Walsh and Budd Boetticher. As Kay Lawrence, the only woman in a group of geologists in the Amazon, Adams convincingly conveys her terror of the creature. Registered in England No. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Her family moved a great deal; the longest she lived in one place was eight years in Blytheville, Arkansas. Adams worked for Universal Pictures throughout the 1950s, mostly playing steadfast women, though generally seen only in terms of her relationships with men. In The Mississippi Gambler (1953), she loses out to Piper Laurie in wooing Tyrone Power.

Julie Adams obituary Actress who reluctantly made her name in the cult 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon. In 1951, she gained a Universal contract and a change of name, to Julia, and lost her southern accent. More recently, Adams had a role in Murder, She Wrote, as an estate agent, Eve Simpson, and sometime-helper of amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher, played by Angela Lansbury (1987-93). Julie Adams passed away on February 3, 2019 at the age of 92. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. The monster stalks and abducts her, taking her to his lair. In fact, it was her male co-stars who were the box-office attractions. Saturday February 23 2019, 12.01am, The Times.

At the same time, the studio had her legs insured for $125,000, with the intention of exposing them as much as possible. When Universal, the film studio she had a contract with, decided she was perfect to play the damsel in distress with whom the creature. The trailer for Jack Arnold’s classic horror movie, which was first shown in 3D, describes Adams’s “beauty [as] a lure even to the man-beast from the dawn of time”. May the God of all comfort give his comfort and peace for your loss. Among the roles in the few feature films she made following the end of her Universal contract was the “older” woman who makes a play for rodeo star Presley in Tickle Me (1965), and she was effective as cop John Wayne’s ex-wife in McQ (1974).

One noteworthy appearance in television history was as the only client of the defence lawyer Perry Mason ever to be convicted in the 60s series. Born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, she was the daughter of Esther (nee Beckett) and Ralph Adams, a travelling cotton buyer. August 04, 2019 | Milano, Italy. Her autobiography, The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections from the Black Lagoon, which she co-wrote with her son Mitchell, was published in 2011.

Born Betty May Adams, she relocated to California, where she worked as a secretary, prior to taking acting lessons and being discovered. San Diego, CA. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Although Adams was much in demand in feature films, she lacked the je ne sais quoi that makes a great film star. Julie Adams (nacida Betty May Adams; Waterloo (Iowa), 17 de octubre de 1926-Los Ángeles, 3 de febrero de 2019) [1] fue una actriz de cine y televisión estadounidense. “You can act your heart out. He died in 1992. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Adams was first briefly married to the screenwriter Leonard Stern. She's one of the greats and her talent will be missed.

Julie Adams, the actress best remembered for her work in "Creature from the Black Lagoon," died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There, she decided to pursue an acting career. She more than ably fulfilled her decorative function in a string of solid dramas including Horizons West (1952) and One Desire (1955), both opposite Hudson, and Six Bridges to Cross with Curtis in 1955, where she was first billed as Julie. The prehistoric amphibious creature, dubbed the Gill Man, with webbed hands, fish head and a scaly skin, first sees Adams, then billed as Julia, while she is swimming under water.