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Also Known As: Died: May 7, 1985
Born: September 21, 1930 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Felixstowe, England, GB Profession: actor

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Dawn Addams was a pretty leading lady of several romantic films of the 1950s, very much in the Audrey Hepburn-Shirley MacLaine gamine vein of that era (as opposed to the Marilyn Monroe-Jane Russell-Jayne Mansfield school). Educated in several countries, she moved to Hollywood in 1950, played several supporting role in films toplining the likes of Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney ("Plymouth Adventure" 1952) and David Niven and William Holden ("The Moon Is Blue" 1953) before attaining leading lady status. Probably her best known lead was opposite Charlie Chaplin in his satire "A King in New York" (1957), but she also acted in Fritz Lang's "The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse" (1960), in which the director revisited the character he had immortalized on film four decades earlier. Addams also decorated a number of comedies and adventures made in France and Italy (e.g. "Secrets d'Alcove" 1954), but by the early 60s slipped to occasional supporting roles and later did British TV work.

Dawn Addams was a pretty leading lady of several romantic films of the 1950s, very much in the Audrey Hepburn-Shirley MacLaine gamine vein of that era (as opposed to the Marilyn Monroe-Jane Russell-Jayne Mansfield school). Educated in several countries, she moved to Hollywood in 1950, played several supporting role in films toplining the likes of Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney ("Plymouth Adventure" 1952) and David Niven and William Holden ("The Moon Is Blue" 1953) before attaining leading lady status. Probably her best known lead was opposite Charlie Chaplin in his satire "A King in New York" (1957), but she also acted in Fritz Lang's "The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse" (1960), in which the director revisited the character he had immortalized on film four decades earlier. Addams also decorated a number of comedies and adventures made in France and Italy (e.g. "Secrets d'Alcove" 1954), but by the early 60s slipped to occasional supporting roles and later did British TV work.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Vault of Horror, The (1973) Inez ("This Trick'Ll Kill You")
2.
 The Vampire Lovers (1970) The Countess
3.
 The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1966) Marion Menil
4.
 Where the Bullets Fly (1966) Felicity "Fiz" Moonlight
5.
 Blues for Lovers (1966) Gina Graham
6.
 The £20,000 Kiss (1964) Christina Hagen
7.
 The Liars (1964) Norma O'Brien
8.
 Come Fly with Me (1963) Katy Rimard
9.
 Black Tulip, The (1963) Marquise
10.
 Temptation (1962) Victoria
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Educated in England, India and the USA
1950:
First came to Hollywood
:
Was a regular for a time on the CBS variety program, "The Alan Young Show" in the early 1950s
1951:
Made feature film debut in "Night into Morning"
1952:
Can be spotted in a bit part in the classic musical, "Singin' in the Rain"
1953:
First leading roles in film included her work in the Italian-made "Mizar"
1954:
First female lead in an American film, "Return to Treasure Island"
1962:
Began playing supporting roles around the time of "Come Fly with Me"
:
Last feature credits include "The Vault of Horror" (1973)
1977:
Replaced Sally Bazley in the role of Georgie Thompson, the protagonist's agent, in the syndicated British sitcom, "Father, Dear Father"
1977:
Played Clara, Head of the Supreme Council of Medusa, on the syndicated sci-fi series, "Star Maidens"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -

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husband:
Vittorio Massimo. Italian prince; married in 1954; divorced in 1971 after a stormy and fairly well-publicized marriage.

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