Thursday, October 16, 2008

Edie Adams: 1927 - 2008

Edie Adams, the Tony Award winning star of stage and screen, passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

Adams first came to fame as the wife, both on and off the TV screen, to legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs, receiving her first Emmy Award nomination for The Ernie Kovacs Show. She would go on to be nominated twice more for her own show, Here's Edie.

A Juilliard School of Music graduate, Adams starred on Broadway opposite Rosalind Russell in Wonderful Town and won her Tony for her Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner. She also played the Fairy Godmother to Julie Andrews' Cinderella in the classic 1957 television production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and co-starred in the first Tales of the City mini-series.

On film, she starred in The Apartment, Lover Come Back, Under the Yum Yum Tree, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Love with the Proper Stranger, The Best Man, The Oscar and Up in Smoke.

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