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Also Known As: Carolyn Sue Jones Died: August 3, 1983
Born: April 28, 1930 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Amarillo, Texas, USA Profession: actor, disc jockey

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Talented character player and occasional lead with a distinctive alto voice and enormous eyes. Most typically in offbeat roles, Jones received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn as a quirky, artsy type encountered by a group of men out on the town in "The Bachelor Party" (1957). At one time the wife of producer Aaron Spelling, Jones is best remembered for her highly amusing characterization of the deliberately ghoulish Morticia on the ABC TV sitcom "The Addams Family" (1964-66).

Talented character player and occasional lead with a distinctive alto voice and enormous eyes. Most typically in offbeat roles, Jones received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn as a quirky, artsy type encountered by a group of men out on the town in "The Bachelor Party" (1957). At one time the wife of producer Aaron Spelling, Jones is best remembered for her highly amusing characterization of the deliberately ghoulish Morticia on the ABC TV sitcom "The Addams Family" (1964-66).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Midnight Lace (1981) Bernadette Chase
2.
 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) Beth
3.
 Little Ladies of the Night (1977) Marilyn Atkins
4.
 Eaten Alive (1976) Miss Hattie
5.
 Heaven With a Gun (1969) Madge McCloud
6.
 Color Me Dead (1969) Paula Gibson
7.
 How the West Was Won (1963) Julie Rawlings
8.
 A Ticklish Affair (1963) Tandy Martin
9.
 Sail a Crooked Ship (1962) Virginia
10.
 Ice Palace (1960) Bridie Ballantyne
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Milestones close milestones

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Made stage debut in the 1940s
1950:
Met future husband Aaron Spelling, who susequently cast her in the stage production, "The Live Wire"
1951:
TV debut, performed on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"
1952:
Signed contract with Paramount, and made feature debut in William Dieterle's "The Turning Point"
1956:
First worked with husband Aaron Spelling, "Zane Grey Theater"; a TV series he produced and wrote for
1961:
Featured as the deceased model title character in the TV pilot, "Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer"
1964:
Entered TV fame with her portrayal of Morticia Addams in the ever-popular series, "The Addams Family"
1977:
TV miniseries debut, "Roots"
1977:
Final TV-movie, "Little Ladies of the Night"
1979:
Final collaboration with Aaron Spelling, "The French Atlantic Affair"
1979:
Final feature, "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff"
1982:
Final TV appearance as Myrna Clegg on the CBS daytime soap "Capitol"
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Education

Pasadena Community Playhouse: Pasadena , California - 1950

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husband:
Aaron Spelling. TV producer. Married 1953-65.
husband:
Herbert Greene. Vocal coach. Divorced.
husband:
Peter Bailey-Britton. Actor. Married 1981-83.

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