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Julie Adams
Born Betty May Adams
October 17, 1926 (1926-10-17) (age 83)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Other name(s) Julia Adams, Betty Adams
Years active 19492008
Spouse(s) Ray Danton (1954–1981) (divorced)
Domestic partner(s) Ronald M Cohen (died 1998)
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Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams on October 17, 1926) is an American film and television actress, sometimes credited as Julia Adams or Betty Adams.


Life and career

A part-time secretary and actress raised in Arkansas, she began her film career in B-movie westerns.

She used her real name, Betty Adams, until 1949 when she began working for Universal Pictures. She then became Julia and eventually Julie Adams. Her first movie role was a minor part in Red, Hot and Blue (1949), followed by a leading role in the Lippert western The Dalton Gang (1949). Adams was featured as the bathing beauty Kay Lawrence in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Later in her career, she played guest starring roles for television, including Maverick, The Man and the Challenge, and as real estate agent "Eve Simpson" on Murder, She Wrote.

Personal life

Julie Adams was married to actor/director Ray Danton from 1954 until 1981; they had two sons: Steven Danton, an assistant director, and Mitchell Danton, an editor.[1][2]



As herself

  • E! True Hollywood Story (2004) (TV Episode)
  • Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (2004)
  • Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000)


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