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Carolyn Jones

Born Apr 28, 1930

Carolyn Sue Jones was an American actress. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years.… Read More

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1930 Birth Born on April 28, 1930.
1934 4 Years Old Jones was born in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Julius Alfred and Cloe Jeanette (née Southern) Jones. She had some Native American ancestry. In 1934 her father abandoned the family and her mother moved with her two children to her parents' home in Amarillo. … Read More


1947 17 Years Old Therefore, she moved to California in 1947 to pursue her acting career.


1952 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones secured a contract with Paramount Pictures and made her first film in 1952.
1953 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953, she married aspiring film-maker Aaron Spelling. … Read More
1954 24 Years Old In 1954 she played Beth in Shield For Murder, earning $500.00 per day for playing the role. … Read More
1955 25 Years Old In 1955, Jones appeared on the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents in the episode "The Cheney Vase" as a secretary assisting her scheming boyfriend Darren McGavin in attempting an art theft, and opposite Ruta Lee. … Read More
1958 28 Years Old In 1958, she shared a Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" with Sandra Dee and Diane Varsi, and appeared with Elvis Presley in King Creole.
1959 29 Years Old In 1959, she played opposite Frank Sinatra in Frank Capra's A Hole in the Head, Dean Martin in Career, and Anthony Quinn in Last Train from Gun Hill.


1960 30 Years Old In 1960, she guest starred with James Best and Jack Mullaney in the episode "Love on Credit" of CBS's anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson, a Four Star Television production.
1963 33 Years Old By 1963, she and Spelling were separated, and by 1964 they were divorced. … Read More
1964 34 Years Old In 1964, with a long coal black wig, Jones began playing Morticia Addams in the television series The Addams Family, a role which brought her success as a comedienne and a Golden Globe Award nomination. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old Her acting career began to decline after The Addams Family ended in 1966. … Read More


1981 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones landed the role of the power-driven political matriarch Myrna Clegg in the CBS daytime television soap opera Capitol in 1981. … Read More
1982 52 Years Old Seeing that the end was near, in Sept 1982 Carolyn wed her boyfriend of five years, actor Peter Bailey-Britton. … Read More
1983 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In July of 1983 Carolyn fell into a coma in her home in West Hollywood, California.
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