Edie Adams

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Edie Adams (born Edith Elizabeth Enke, April 16, 1927 – October 15, 2008) was an American comedienne, actress, singer and businesswoman.wikipedia
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Ernie Kovacs

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She was the wife and frequent television partner of Ernie Kovacs until his death in a 1962 car accident.
When working at WABC (AM) as a morning-drive radio announcer and doing a mid-morning television series for NBC, Kovacs claimed to dislike eating breakfast alone while his wife, Edie Adams, was sleeping after her Broadway performances.

Miss U.S. Television

Miss U.S. Television Grand Finals
In 1950, she won the "Miss U.S. Television" beauty contest, which led to an appearance with Milton Berle on his television show.
The grand finals, aired September 30, 1950, featured 13 contestants, including Edie Adams, then known as Edith Adams, who performed an opera aria and won the contest.

Tenafly, New Jersey

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The family moved to nearby areas such as Shavertown, Grove City and Trucksville and spent a year in New York City before settling in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she attended Tenafly High School.
Edie Adams (1927–2008), entertainer.

Versatile Varieties

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In 1949-50, she appeared in the early live television show Bonnie Maid's Versatile Varieties as one of the original "Bonnie Maids" doing live commercials for the sponsor.
On NBC, from August 29, 1949, to January 19, 1951, on Fridays from 9pm to 9:30pm ET, was a variety show set in a nightclub, where those not performing in the various acts would be seen sitting at tables on the sidelines. Eva Marie Saint, Anne Francis, Edie Adams, and Janis Paige appeared as "Bonnie Maids", dressed in plaid kilts, hosting and doing live ads for the sponsor. Original host George Givot was replaced after two months by comedian Harold Barry, and then later by singer Bob Russell. Guest stars included Mary Small, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bela Lugosi, and Peggy Ann Garner. On January 26, replaced by Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt, which lasted until June 1.

The Edie Adams Show

After Kovacs' death, his network, ABC, gave Adams a chance with her own show, Here's Edie, which received five Emmy nominations but lasted one season, in 1963.
The Edie Adams Show (also Here's Edie) is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Edie Adams, Don Chastain, Peter Hanley, Dick Shawn.

Grove City, Pennsylvania

Grove City
The family moved to nearby areas such as Shavertown, Grove City and Trucksville and spent a year in New York City before settling in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she attended Tenafly High School.
Edie Adams, actress and singer, Emmy and Tony Award winner

Tenafly High School

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The family moved to nearby areas such as Shavertown, Grove City and Trucksville and spent a year in New York City before settling in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she attended Tenafly High School.
Edie Adams (1927-2008), actress.

Kingston, Pennsylvania

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Adams was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, the only daughter of Sheldon Alonzo Enke and his wife, Ada Dorothy (née Adams).
Edie Adams (1927–2008), singer, actress, comedian (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Apartment), wife of Ernie Kovacs

Wonderful Town

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Adams starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town (1953) opposite Rosalind Russell (winning the Theatre World Award), and as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1956), winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Wonderful Town premiered on Broadway in 1953, starring Rosalind Russell in the role of Ruth Sherwood, Edie Adams as Eileen Sherwood, and George Gaynes as Robert Baker.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

In 2003, as one of the surviving headliners from the all-star comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, she joined actors Marvin Kaplan and Sid Caesar at a 40th anniversary celebration of the movie.
The cast features Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, and Jonathan Winters.

The Apartment

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Adams played supporting roles in several films in the 1960s, including the embittered secretary of two-timing Fred MacMurray in the Oscar-winning film The Apartment (1960).
The supporting cast are Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday, and Edie Adams.

Li'l Abner (musical)

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Adams starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town (1953) opposite Rosalind Russell (winning the Theatre World Award), and as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1956), winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Kidd and Edie Adams, as Daisy Mae, won Tony Awards, while newcomer Peter Palmer, in the title role, won a Theatre World Award.

The Best Man (1964 film)

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She was the wife of a presidential candidate (played by Cliff Robertson) in The Best Man (1964) and was reunited with Robertson for the comedy The Honey Pot (1967).
The supporting cast features Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Ann Sothern, Shelley Berman, Gene Raymond, and Kevin McCarthy.

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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In 1960, she and Kovacs played themselves in The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour final television special on CBS.
A key part of the program's format was guest stars in each episode, including Hedda Hopper; Ann Sothern; Rudy Vallee; Cesar Romero; Tallulah Bankhead; Fred MacMurray and June Haver; Betty Grable and Harry James; Fernando Lamas; Maurice Chevalier; Danny Thomas and his Make Room for Daddy co-stars; Red Skelton; Paul Douglas; Ida Lupino and Howard Duff; Milton Berle; Bob Cummings; and, in the final episode, "Lucy Meets the Moustache", Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams.

Cinderella (musical)

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She played the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's original Cinderella broadcast in 1957.
It also featured Howard Lindsay as The King, Dorothy Stickney as The Queen, Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as stepsisters Portia and Joy, Ilka Chase as the Stepmother, and Iggie Wolfington as The Steward.

The Honey Pot

She was the wife of a presidential candidate (played by Cliff Robertson) in The Best Man (1964) and was reunited with Robertson for the comedy The Honey Pot (1967).
It stars Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine, Edie Adams, and Maggie Smith.

Big Spender

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Another commercial for Muriel cigars, which cost ten cents, showed Adams singing, "Hey, big spender, spend a little dime with me" (based on the song "Big Spender" from the musical Sweet Charity). Adams' cigar commercials made her one of the top three recognizable television celebrities.
The song appeared in Muriel Cigar commercials in the 1970s, sung by Edie Adams. A modified version of the tune entreated the viewer to "...spend a little dime with me", referring to the price of a Muriel Cigar.

Pete Candoli

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In 1972, she married trumpeter Pete Candoli, with whom she appeared in a touring production of the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes.
Candoli married several times, typically to other musicians, including singer-actress Betty Hutton and singer Edie Adams.

Up in Smoke

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Up in Smoke is a 1978 American stoner comedy film directed by Lou Adler and starring Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Stacy Keach, and Tom Skerritt.

Lover Come Back (1961 film)

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The supporting cast includes Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Ann B. Davis, and Donna Douglas.

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

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Edie Adams

Under the Yum Yum Tree

Under the Yum-Yum Tree
Under the Yum Yum Tree is a 1963 comedy film directed by David Swift and starring Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones, and Edie Adams, with supporting roles by Imogene Coca and Paul Lynde.

Sid Caesar

In 2003, as one of the surviving headliners from the all-star comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, she joined actors Marvin Kaplan and Sid Caesar at a 40th anniversary celebration of the movie.
Several As Caesar Sees It specials evolved into the 1963–64 Sid Caesar Show (which alternated with Edie Adams in Here's Edie). He starred with Virginia Martin in the Broadway musical Little Me, with book by Simon, choreography by Bob Fosse, and music by Cy Coleman.

Rodgers and Hammerstein

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She played the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's original Cinderella broadcast in 1957.
Andrews played Cinderella, with Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as stepsisters Joy and Portia, and Jon Cypher as Prince Christopher.

Love with the Proper Stranger

The film stars Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi and Harvey Lembeck.