'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92

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February 6, 2019 11:21 By Fabiosa

As time passes, we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite stars. Just this year, we lost Louisa Moritz, Kaye Ballard, Pegi Young, Carol Channing, and Verna Bloom. Another great star, Julie Adams, went out on Sunday.

'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92Getty Images / Ideal Image

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Adams passed away on February 3, in her home in Los Angeles. She was 92.

Julie Adams: highlights

The actress was born as Betty May Adams (she later changed her name) in 1926, in Watreloo, Iowa. Determined to make a career in acting, she worked as a secretary to make a living, taking acting lessons and going to auditions in the meantime.

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Adams got her first screen role in Red, Hot and Blue (1949), and the role that made her a star came a few years later. Many of us will remember her as Kay Lawrence in the iconic monster film Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She later starred opposite Elvis Presley in Tickle Me (1965) and had smaller roles in The Last Movie (1971) and McQ (1974).

Adams will also be remembered for her numerous appearances on TV shows, including Perry Mason, Code Red, and Murder, She Wrote.

'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92'Creature From The Black Lagoon' Star Julie Adams Passes Away At 92© Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976) / ABC

Tributes to Adams

Filmmakers, film critics, and many of those who knew the actress personally took to social media and wrote touching tributes in her memory and expressed condolences. Here are some of them from Twitter:

Rest in peace, Ms. Adams!

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