Julie Adams, the famous actress that played a role in classic monster movie Creature from the Black Lagoon, has died at the of 92.
This film from 1954 motivated last year’s Oscar-winner The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro, who paid complimented Julie Adams on Twitter as well.
Adams died in Los Angeles as per her son Mitch Danton who addressed the reporters.
She also played the role of the estate agent Eve Simpson in Murder, She Wrote opposite Angela Lansbury. Her other TV hits comprise of the famous“Jimmy Stewart Show” in the 1970s in which she played the role of Stewart’s wife and 60s detective series “Perry Mason”.She was also featured opposite Elvis Presley in Tickle Me (1965) and had roles in The Last Movie (1971) with Dennis Hopper and McQ with John Wayne (1974).But it was “Creature from the Black Lagoon” that escalated her position in the industry.
But six years ago, during an interview for the Horror Society, Adams said she wasn’t sure whether if she should take the role or not.
I thought, ‘The creature from what? What is this?’ because I had been working with some major stars and so on. But I read it and said, ‘If I turn it down, I won’t get paid and I’ll be on suspension.’ And then I thought, ‘What the hay! It might be fun.’ And of course, indeed it was. It was a great pleasure to do the picture.”
She also added, “I think the best thing about the picture is that we do feel for the creature. We feel for him and his predicament.”
Julie Adams was initially from Iowa but moved a lot during her childhood before making her way to Hollywood to try her luck in show business.
She has left behind two sons from her marriage to actor/director Ray Danton and four grandchildren.
Instead of flowers and gifts to be presented, the family has requested for memorial donations to charities: The Nature Conservancy or the World Wildlife Fund.
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23 May, 2019