Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) American actress whose film career started in the early 1950s and would last another twenty years with roles in films such as “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956), “Baby Face Nelson” (1957), “King Creole” (1958), “Last Train from Gun Hill” (1959), and “Sail a Crooked Ship” (1961). Jones recieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for “The Bachelor Party” (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses of 1959. In 1964 Carolyn Jones began playing the role she is probably best remembered for, as Morticia Addams in the television series “The Addams Family”, receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work.

Carolyn Jones (Morticia) and John Astin (Gomez) in "Addams Family"

Carolyn Jones (Morticia) and John Astin (Gomez) – “Addams Family”

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones with Elvis Presley in "King Creole" (1958)

Carolyn Jones with Elvis Presley in “King Creole” (1958)

Carolyn Jones with Anthony Quinn in the Paramount western "Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959)

Carolyn Jones with Anthony Quinn in the Paramount western “Last Train from Gun Hill” (1959)

Carolyn Jones, King Donovan, Dana Wynter, and Kevin McCarthy in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)

Carolyn Jones, King Donovan, Dana Wynter, and Kevin McCarthy in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956)

Carolyn Jones with second husband Aaron Spelling

Carolyn Jones with second husband Aaron Spelling

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

 

***Thank you  Deborah C. for pointing out I had mistakenly listed Aaron Spelling as Carolyn’s first husband. Jones was briefly married to Don Donaldson while both were students at Pasadena Playhouse making Spelling her second husband. Again, THANK YOU DEBORAH!! 🙂

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