Nick Adams

Actor, screenwriter Nick Adams

Nick Adams was an American film and television actor. He was noted for his supporting roles in successful Hollywood films during the 1950s and 1960s along with his starring role in the ABC television series The Rebel. Decades after Adams' death from a prescription drug overdose at the age of 36, his widely publicized friendships with James Dean and Elvis Presley would stir speculation about both his private life and the circumstances of his death.
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Birthday
10 July 1931
Occupations
Actor, Author

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The premiere of Steve McQueen's 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,' feat. Michael Landon - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
"The Martin Poster" boasted another familiar guest star with Nick Adams, who had enjoyed strong supporting roles (easily more than his costars up to that point) in Rebel Without A Cause, Picnic with William Holden, Teacher's Pet with Clark Gable and
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Adams wins WR job for UAB - College Fantasy Football Insider
Google News - over 6 years
UAB senior wide receiver Nick Adams has won the starting job as the "X" receiver. Adams missed 2010 with an Achillies injury and will be backed up by freshman Jamarcus Nelson. Keep an eye on his achillies injury as Adams' game is based on speed and
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Who Killed the War on Terror? - The Atlantic
Google News - over 6 years
By Nick Adams, Ted Nordhaus, & Michael Shellenberger The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy Seals last May marked a turning point in the fight against al Qaeda. But one thing it did not mark was an end to the War on Terror
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State police investigating fatal accident near Rio - Galesburg Register-Mail
Google News - over 6 years
NICK ADAMS/The Register-Mail The scene of a fatal accident that happened Tuesday afternoon near Rio. By Anonymous A single person was pronounced dead Tuesday near Rio after Illinois State Police responded to a two-car accident
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Veteran receivers at UAB are helping the younger receivers become better players - al.com
Google News - over 6 years
He wants senior Nick Adams to be more than a deep threat. He also wants Adams to help teach speedy redshirt freshman receiver Jamarcus Nelson how to run routes. Bowens wants junior Patrick Hearn to show redshirt freshman DJ Vinson how to become a go-to
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UAB WR Nick Adams is back at full strength and poised for a big season - al.com
Google News - over 6 years
By Steve Irvine -- The Birmingham News UAB wide receiver Nick Adams warms up before Monday's practice. (The Birmingham News/Mark Almond) UAB wide receiver Nick Adams practiced with a smile on his face Monday. The opening day was more than the opening
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Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, et al. Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK, 8/11 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
The best of Broadway is being presented free on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with "106.7 Lite fm's Broadway in Bryant Park 2011" - a lunchtime series that began on Thursday July 7th on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America,
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The Lunch Gang visits Taste of Galesburg - Galesburg Register-Mail (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Among The RM employees serving as official food judges were Nick Adams, photo editor; Erin McCarthy, education reporter; and Nathan Clark, advertising. The Register-Mail was a title sponsor for Taste of Galesburg 2011. The setup: Our initial crew of
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STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates Marriage Equality! - Broadway World
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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award and Tony Award® nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime who hop aboard a battered
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PHOTO CALL: Martha Wash and Priscilla Perform at SoHo Apple Store - Playbill.com
Google News - over 6 years
Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon (as Bernadette), Hair Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (as Tick/Mitzi) and La Cage aux Folles actor Nick Adams (as Adam/Felicia) star as "the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure
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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Featured on NBC's IN THE WINGS - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
NBC's "In the Wings" host Lauren Scala went backstage with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL stars Nick Adams, Jacqueline B. Arnold and Gavin Lodge to discuss marriage equality on the eve of Sunday's historic landmark licensing date
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Spare Times
NYTimes - over 6 years
Spare Times Museums and Sites Asia Society and Museum: 'Ai Weiwei -- New York Photographs 1983-1993' (Friday through Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday) A display of more than 200 photographs taken by Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and activist who was recently released from detention in Beijing, will be on view through Aug. 14. Museum hours: Fridays,
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Editor's Notebook: RM photographer leading 4-state region - Galesburg Register-Mail
Google News - over 6 years
By TOM MARTIN Register-Mail Photo Editor Nick Adams continues to excel in monthly National Press Photographers Association competition. Right now, he's leading the region in photography for the year. Photographers compete each month in clip contests in
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Splash 'N Boots can be seen nationwide - Mitchell Advocate
Google News - over 6 years
Today Nick Adams, a former Mitchell resident, and his wife Taes perform worldwide and –as of June 22 - can be seen nationwide on Treehouse TV. Their short video, called For the Love of Dance, features an original upbeat song,
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Survey: Midwesterners see globalization as oppressive, not opportunity - Galesburg Register-Mail
Google News - over 6 years
Photo by Nick Adams By JOHN PULLIAM Seventy-two percent of registered voters surveyed in eight Midwestern states believe globalization has harmed manufacturing in the region. Another 66 percent believe the global economy subjects American companies to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Adams
    THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 36
    On the night of February 7, 1968 his lawyer and friend, ex-LAPD officer Ervin Roeder, drove to the actor's house at 2126 El Roble Lane in Beverly Hills to check on him after a missed dinner appointment.
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  • 1967
    Age 35
    On January 20, 1967, Adams was waiting for a court hearing to start when he was served with a $110,000 defamation suit by Nugent's boyfriend, Paul Rapp, who later married Nugent.
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  • 1966
    Age 34
    However, in November 1966, Nugent resumed the divorce proceedings and obtained a restraining order against him, alleging Adams was "prone to fits of temper" and in an affidavit charged he had "choked her, struck her and threatened to kill her during the past few weeks."
    In January 1966, Adams and Nugent announced another reconciliation on a local television show, Bill John's Hollywood Star Notebook.
  • 1965
    Age 33
    By July 1965, Adams and Nugent were legally separated; Nugent filed for divorce in September.
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    While promoting Young Dillinger during a television appearance on The Les Crane Show in early 1965, Adams "shocked" the viewing audience with an announcement he was leaving his wife—seemingly without telling her first.
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    Adams made four films in Japan during 1965 and 1966.
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    In 1965, after publicly insisting he would never work in films produced outside the US, Adams began accepting parts in Japanese science fiction monster movies (kaiju eiga).
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  • 1964
    Age 32
    In 1964, Adams had a leading role opposite Nancy Malone in an episode ("Fun and Games") of The Outer Limits television series.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 27
    Adams married former child actress Carol Nugent in 1959.
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    In 1959 Adams starred in the ABC television series The Rebel playing the character Johnny Yuma, a wandering, ex-Confederate, journal-keeping, sawed-off shotgun toting "trouble-shooter" in the old American west.
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  • 1956
    Age 24
    "The Rebel and the King" by Nick Adams is a first-person account written by Adams about his friendship with Presley. The manuscript was written in 1956 by Nick during Presley's eight days in Memphis when the singer returned home for his big Tupelo Homecoming.
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    Adams' widely publicized friendship with Elvis Presley began in 1956 on the set of Presley's film Love Me Tender during the second day of shooting.
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  • 1955
    Age 23
    Following Dean's 1955 death in an automobile accident, Adams overdubbed some of Dean's lines for the film Giant (these are in Jett Rink's speech at the hotel) and dated co-star Natalie Wood.
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  • 1954
    Age 22
    Two and a half years later, in June 1954 his ship docked in Long Beach harbor and after a brash audition for director John Ford during which Adams did impressions of James Cagney and other celebrities while dressed in his Coast Guard uniform, he took his accumulated leave and appeared as Seaman Reber in the 1955 film version of Mister Roberts.
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  • 1952
    Age 20
    In January 1952, Adams enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 19
    After three years of struggle and optimistic self-promotion, his first film role came in 1951, an uncredited one-liner as a Western Union delivery boy in George Seaton's Somebody Loves Me (1952).
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  • 1948
    Age 16
    In 1948, while visiting New York, 17-year-old Adams wandered into an audition for Seán O'Casey's play, The Silver Tassie and met Jack Palance (who was understudying for Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on July 10, 1931.
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