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Julie Adams Profile

Julie Adams
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(Betty May Adams)
17 October 26 is born in Waterloo, Iowa. Her father's a cotton buyer.
? moves with her family to Little Rock, Arkansas, during childhood
46 graduates from Little Rock Junior College
goes to Los Angeles at age 19 to live with her aunt
? works as a secretary
? is discovered when helping in a screen test of football star Leon Hart
Summer 50 Universal-International changes her name first to Julia and then to Julie
2 January 51 marries screenwriter Leonard Stern in Redlands, California. He's 28; she's 24. The ceremony is performed by a justice of the peace.
November 51 attends the world premiere of Bright Victory with Stern
April 52 she and Stern head for New York to catch the premiere of Bend of the River
June 52 is signed to a seven-year contract by Universal-International
plans to surprise Stern with the gift of a nude statue of herself
January 53 Universal-International has her legs insured for $125,000 by Lloyds of London
March 53 is seen with Stern at La Rue
June 53 she and Stern separate
July 53 she and Stern deny separation rumors. "We have been having our little difficulties, but we haven't come to any decision yet. We are trying to work it out and I believe we will."
August 53 goes to Texas for location filming of The Man from the Alamo
becomes good friends with Neville Brand on location of The Man from the Alamo
September 53 is expected to divorce Stern in California
13 October 53 wins a divorce from Stern in Santa Monica, California. She testifies that her husband told her she didn't have the acting ability to go with her $200,000 legs. He's 30; she's 26.
December 53 has her first date with Jeff Chandler at the premiere of Julius Caesar
she and Jeff Chandler make their idyll public
January 54 is seen at the Captain's Table with singer-actor Vic Damone
is voted "Miss Melon Patch of 1953"
February 54 she and studio executive Charlie Simonelli are a big new thing
March 54 attends the premiere of The Glenn Miller Story with Rock Hudson
11 April 54 attends the wedding of Suzan Ball and Dick Long in Santa Barbara
July 54 during location filming in Boston, she catches the eye of Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams
the press claims she tells Universal-International that she’s mad about Ted Williams. The same day her name is linked with three different guys in as many East Coast cities.
is Donald O'Connor's new date interest
August 54 is seen ringside at Ciro's with Vic Damone. Lenny Kent and Rose Marie perform.
gets long distance calls from Ted Williams
September 54 dates fellow Universal-International player George Nader for publicity purposes
23 December 54 in Hollywood, she and 75 other actresses and actors get soaked by water used to put out a fire caused by an oil lamp’s igniting a lavish movie set
55 meets her future husband Ray Danton when filming The Looters
changes her name from Julia to Julie Adams because she was cast in too many of those "gentle Julia" roles
20 February 55 marries Danton at the El Montecito Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, California. He's 24; she's 28.
July 55 Universal-International presents her and Danton with a new car as a reward for making an automobile tour of Kansas to promote The Private War of Major Benson. Following the tour, the couple plans to motor throughout the New England states and visit his family in New York.
17 October 56 her son Steven Richard is born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hollywood
12 December 62 her son Mitchell R. is born in Los Angeles
April 64 Danton denies rumors of trouble in their marriage. He says, "I am very outspoken. If it were true, I'd be making a noise all over town."
January 67 divorces Danton in Los Angeles
April 79 is on stage at the Center Repertory Theatre in Cleveland's Playhouse Square in Women and Other People
90s her address is 5915 Corbin Ave., Tarzana, CA 91356
January 03 attends the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show in North Hollywood
04 attends the Memphis Film Festival
Sources:
Syracuse Herald-American, Great Bend Daily Tribune, The Newark Advocate and American Tribune, Valley Morning Star, The Monessen Daily Independent, The Lethbridge Herald, The Daily Register, The Zanesville Signal, Waukesha Daily Freeman, The Times Recorder, Times-Bulletin, Nevada State Journal, The Holland Evening Sentinel, The Evening Banner, The Hammond Times, The Lima News, Chronicle-Telegram, Picture Show Who's Who on the Screen, Modern Screen, Motion Picture, Silver Screen, Screenland, Dell's Who's Who in Hollywood, www.IMDb.com, Western Women by Boyd Magers and Michael G. Fitzgerald, www.Ancestry.com
Recommended Books:
Western Women by Boyd Magers and Michael G. Fitzgerald
The Lucky Southern Star by Julie Adams
Links:
Filmography
Spooky Tom's Nightmare Mansion
Elvis' Women
JSR Pages: Julie Adams
Brian's Drive-In Theater: Julie Adams