Julie Adams

Born Oct 17, 1926

Julie Adams is an American film and television actress, sometimes credited as Julia Adams or Betty Adams.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Julie Adams.


1926 Birth Julie Adams was born as Betty May Adams on October 17, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa. … Read More


1946 19 Years Old In 1946, at the age of 19, she was crowned "Miss Little Rock" and then moved to Hollywood, California to pursue her acting career.


1949 22 Years Old She used her real name until 1949, when she began working for Universal Pictures, the same studio where she met unknown stars such as Piper Laurie and Tony Curtis. … Read More
1950 23 Years Old Adams was married to screenwriter Leonard B. Stern from 1950 or 1951 to 1953.
In 1954, she explained the latter change, "The studio picked Julia, but I never have felt comfortable with it. … Read More
1955 28 Years Old In 1955, Adams co-starred with Rory Calhoun, subsequently of the CBS western television series, The Texan, in the film The Looters, the story of a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains. … Read More


1962 35 Years Old On television in 1962, Adams portrayed Mary Simpson, a county nurse and romantic interest of Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show.
1963 36 Years Old She also made four guest appearances on Perry Mason; the most memorable was the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Deadly Verdict," when she played Janice Barton, Perry's only convicted client during the show's nine-year run on CBS.
1965 38 Years Old In 1965, she played the role of defendant Pat Kean in "The Case of the Fatal Fortune." … Read More


1971 44 Years Old More guest-star roles in popular TV series followed, including McMillan & Wife, Police Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Quincy, M.E., and Cagney & Lacey. Adams co-starred with James Stewart in The Jimmy Stewart Show on NBC in 1971-1972. … Read More


2011 84 Years Old Adams (along with her son, Mitchell) has authored a book on her life and career, The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections From The Black Lagoon, which was published in 2011 and is currently available via her website. … Read More
Adams continues to be busy via making special guest appearances and meeting her fans. In August 2012, she was a guest of honor at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention held at the Shrine Auditorium. (She attended the same convention in May 2012.) She also appeared at the CineCon Classic Film Festival on August 31, 2012 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
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