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PORTRAIT OF THE WEEK

July 16, 2014

CAROLYN JONES

carolyn jones

carolyn jones

 

She’s creepy and she’s kooky….she’s mysterious and spooky….

She’s Carolyn Jones and today she’s also The Funhouse’s Portrait of the Week!

Carolyn was born April 28,  1930 in Amarillo, Texas. An avid movie fan, Jones applied for and won a scholarship to the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse in California.

After a successful term at this theatrical showcase, Hollywood called and the young actress began making movies. She starred in such popular films like King Creole with Elvis Presley, House of Wax,  and Marjorie Morningstar with Natalie Wood. 

She worked non-stop in television while making feature films. She married uber-producer

Aaron Spelling

in 1953; the couple divorced in 1965.

It wasn’t until 1964 that she achieved small-screen super-stardom in her role of  Morticia Adams in the ABC-TV sitcom, The Adams Family. The character made her an ‘overnight’ celebrity and an icon for baby-boomers.

She went on to play two more memorable parts. She guested in several episodes of the hit TV series Batman as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds. In the 1970s she appeared as Wonder Woman’s mother in Lynda Carter’s popular action show.

I was never lucky enough to meet her in person, but in the 1970s I wrote her a fan letter while she was appearing in a Chicago dinner theater production. She not only signed and returned the photo I sent, but write me a wonderful hand-written note. I treasure it!

Colon caner took her from us too early i 1983. She was only 53.

 

 






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