Sunday, April 28, 2013
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Jones!
Carolyn Jones was born on April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Although she had early success in her career, including being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Bachelor Party (1957), she is best known as the first screen incarnation of Charles Addams' creation, Morticia, in The Addams Family television series (1964 - 1966).
Carolyn Jones played the much beloved character of Morticia as a dark beauty with poise, elegance and grace. She also exuded warmth, and more often than not, sported a mischievous twinkle in her eye. Her on-screen chemistry with her co-star, John Astin, who played her husband, Gomez, has become the stuff of legend. She died, far too young, on August 3, 1983, after a battle with cancer.