Carolyn Jones Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American actress Carolyn Jones was born on the 28 April 1930 in Amarillo, Texas. She had one sibling, a sister. When Jones was four years old, her parents separated.
After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse (1947-1950).
Rise To Fame
She worked as an understudy at the Players Ring Theater and after being talent scouted she was offered a screen test with Paramount. Her first film role was in The Turning Point (1952). Her contract was not renewed by Paramount and she worked on stage and in television before appearing in House of Wax (1953).
After her role in House of Wax, Columbia Pictures she was asked to audition for a part in From Here to Eternity (1953) but had to refuse due to ill healthy. Her next role was in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and The Bachelor Party (1957). Morningstar (1958) and King Creole (1958) Career (1959). In 1964 Jones played Morticia Addams in The Addams Family, a role which brought her enduring recognition and fame. She also appeared in The Munsters (1964) as well as Bewitched (1964). In the 1970s she was in Wonder Woman (1975) as well as the television series Roots, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat. During the early 1980s, she was in Capital, a soap opera.
Awards And Achievements
She won a Golden Globe Award and a Laurel Award for Marjorie Morningstar (1958). And was nominated for Golden Globe for her work in Burke’s Law (1963).
She met Aaron Spelling in the early 1950s when they were both struggling to break into the film industry in Hollywood. They married in April 1953 and divorced ten years later in 1963. She was married to Herbert Greene for seven years (1968-1977). In 1982, she was married a third time to Peter Bailey-Britton.
Carolyn Jones died of colon cancer on the 3 August 1983. She was 53 years old.