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Edie Adams

Edie Adams (Elizabeth Edith Enke) is an American singer and light comedienne born on April 16, 1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Columbia School of Drama. She was Miss U.S. Television in 1950.

She began her career in television working with comedian Ernie Kovacs. They married on September 12, 1954 and remained together until his death on January 13, 1962. Kovacs was a noted cigar smoker, and Edie did TV commercials for Muriel Cigars, with the somewhat racy line at the time Why don't you pick me up and smoke me some time?

Edie was married to Marty Mills from 1964 until their divorce. He was the father of her son, Josh Mills, her only living child. Her most recent marriage was to Italian-American Pete Candoli, from 1972 until their divorce in 1989.

She starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town (1953) and Li'l Abner (1956). She played Miss Olsen in the 1960 film comedy The Apartment and was one of the headliners in the hilarious all-star movie It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World in (1963).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Edie Adams Facts

Birth NameElizabeth Edith Enke
BirthdayApril 16, 1927
BirthplaceKingston, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathOctober 15, 2008 (age 81)
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Edie Adams compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Up In Smoke
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
4-Movie Laugh Pack: Pillow Talk / Lover Come Back / Send Me No Flowers / The Thrill of It All
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Nurse Jackie: Season 6
Doris Day: The Essential Collection
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
The Kent Chronicles
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