Carolyn Jones

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Carolyn Jones
  • Birth Name: Carolyn Sue Jones
  • Birth Place: Amarillo, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/28/1930, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 08/03/1983
  • Profession: Actor
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Carolyn Jones Fast Facts:
  • When she was just starting out, she worked as a disc jockey when acting jobs were unavailable.
  • Was discovered while studying acting at Pasadena Playhouse.
  • Made her television debut in Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.
  • Cast in From Here to Eternity but had to bow out due to illness; the part went to Donna Reed.
  • Was Oscar nominated for her role in The Bachelor Party (1957) despite being on-screen for only five minutes.
  • In 1964, she took on her most famous role as Morticia Addams on The Addams Family.
  • Joined the cast of the CBS soap Capitol in 1982, but was diagnosed with colon cancer soon after and played most of her scenes in a wheelchair.
  • Carolyn Jones Relationships:
  • Jeannette Jones - Mother
  • Herbert S. Greene - Ex-husband
  • Peter Bailey-Britton - Husband
  • Bette Moriarty - Sister
  • Aaron Spelling - Ex-husband
  • Julius Jones - Father
  • Carolyn Jones Awards:
  • 1958 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1957 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA (1950)

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