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Birth Place: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Birth Name: Betty May Adams


After spending her formative years in Arkansas, Julie (Betty May) moved to California and started out as a part-time secretary. While working, she took acting lessons. Her hard work paid off when she was given her first part, a small role in Paramount's Red Hot and Blue (1949), which she followed up with a series of seven quickie westerns produced by Lippert and starring James Ellison and Russell Hayden. She billed herself under her real name of Betty Adams until she was signed by Universal in 1949; she then became Julia Adams, which was modified to Julie by the early 1950s. Fans of the horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon tend to believe that Julie became a leading lady on the strength of her role in this film as the imperiled--and fetchingly underclad--heroine. In fact, she has been cast in many leading roles in other good films, notably Bend in the River, The Private War of Major Benson, Mississippi Gambler, Bright Victory and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Miss Adams feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such wonderful co-stars as Jimmy Stewart, Tyrone Power, Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson, Charlton Heston, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Glen Ford, and Van Heflin. If she had to pick a favorite leading man, it would be her co-star in Bend in the River, Jimmy Stewart. She just loved the job playing his wife on his TV show years later. "Going to work with Jimmy Stewart every day," she said, "Was my idea of heaven." She really feels blessed to have been able to work as an actress in such an interesting variety of roles and with such talented people. She has remained familiar to her fans from her numerous guest starring appearances on television.

Ray
                          Danton
Julie's husband, Ray Danton

Julie Adams was at one time married to actor/director Ray Danton (see picture at right). Adams and husband Ray Danton worked together a number of times in film and on television. In addition to being in the films The Looters (1955) and Tarawa Beachhead (1958), Adams and Danton guest starred on a January 1972 episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery entitled The Miracle at Camafeo, and Ray Danton directed his wife in the 1975 horror flick Psychic Killer . Although the couple was married for many years, they divorced in 1981. Julie Adams was still in demand throughout the 1980s on television, and in 1987 accepted a recurring role as Eve Simpson, the real estate lady on the CBS-TV series Murder, She Wrote

Her most recognized portrayal, was that of Kay Lawrence in the famous sci-fi flick The Creature From the Black Lagoon in 1954.

Julie is now appearing at conventions across the country. Look up her schedule on this website.

Actress - filmography

(1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s) (1940s

  1. CHEZ UPSHAW, 2011 the role of Elise Summers.
  2. World Trade Center, 2006
  3. Conviction of Kitty Dodds, The (1993) (TV) .... Margaret
    ... aka Conviction: The Kitty Dodds Story (1993) (TV) (UK: video title)
  4. Catchfire (1990) .... Martha
    ... aka Backtrack (1991) (USA: TV title (director's cut))
           Rondo Award, 2012
      In 2012, Julie won the Rondo Award for the Monster Kid Hall of Fame at the annual Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky. [Click on the image for full size]


    ... aka Catchfire (1990) (Australia)
    ... aka Do It the Hard Way (1990)
  5. Black Roses (1988) .... Mrs. Miller
  6. Champions (1984) .... Emma Hussey
  7. "Capitol" (1982) TV Series .... Paula Denning (1983-1987)
  8. "Code Red" (1981) TV Series .... Ann Rorchek
  9. Code Red (1981) (TV) .... Ann Rorchek
  10. Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
  11. "Greatest Heroes of the Bible" (1978) (mini) TV Series .... Queen
  12. Fifth Floor, The (1978) .... Nurse Hannelord
  13. Killer Inside Me, The (1976) .... Mother
  14. Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976) (TV) .... The mother
    ... aka Hollywood Television Theatre: Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976) (TV) (USA: series title)
  15. Psychic Killer (1975) .... Dr. Laura Scott
    ... aka Kirlian Effect, The (1975)
    ... aka Kirlian Force, The (1975)
  16. Wild McCullochs, The (1975) .... Hannah McCulloch
    ... aka McCullochs (1975)
  17. McQ (1974) .... Elaine Forrester
  18. Go Ask Alice (1973) (TV) .... Dorothy
  19. Trackers, The (1971) (TV) .... Dora Paxton
    ... aka No Trumpets, No Drums (1971) (TV)
  20. Last Movie, The (1971) .... Mrs. Anderson
    ... aka Chinchero (1971)
  21. "Jimmy Stewart Show, The" (1971) TV Series .... Martha Howard
  22. "General Hospital" (1963) TV Series .... Denise Wilton (1968)
  23. Valley of Mystery (1967) (TV) .... Joan Simon
    ... aka Stranded (1967) (TV)
  24. Tickle Me (1965) .... Vera Radford
  25. Gold, Glory and Custer (1962)
  26. Underwater City, The (1962) .... Dr. Monica Powers
  27. Raymie (1960) .... Helen
  28. Gunfight at Dodge City, The (1959) .... Pauline Howard
    ... aka Bat Masterson Story, The (1959) (USA)
  29. Tarawa Beachhead (1958) .... Ruth Nelson Campbell
  30. "Yancy Derringer" (1958) TV Series .... Amanda Eaton
  31. Slim Carter (1957) .... Clover Doyle
  32. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957) .... Dee Pauley
  33. Four Girls in Town (1957) .... Kathy Conway
  34. Away All Boats (1956) .... Nadine MacDougall
  35. One Desire (1955) .... Judith Watrous
  36. Private War of Major Benson, The (1955) .... Dr. Kay Lambert
  37. Looters, The (1955) .... Sheryl Gregory
  38. Six Bridges to Cross (1955) .... Ellen Gallagher
  39. Francis Joins the WACS (1954) (as Julia Adams) .... Capt. Jane Parker
  40. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (as Julia Adams) .... Kay
  41. Wings of the Hawk (1953) .... Raquel Noriega
  42. Stand at Apache River, The (1953) (as Julia Adams) .... Valerie Kendrick
  43. Man from the Alamo, The (1953) (as Julia Adams) .... Beth Anders
  44. Mississippi Gambler, The (1953) .... Ann Conant
  45. Lawless Breed, The (1953) (as Julia Adams) .... Rosie
  46. Horizons West (1952) (as Julia Adams) .... Lorna Hardin
  47. Treasure of Lost Canyon, The (1952) .... Myra Wade
  48. Bend of the River (1952) .... Laura BaileJulie and Jimmy Stewart
    ... aka Where the River Bends (1952) (UK)
  49. Finders Keepers (1951) (as Julia Adams) .... Sue Kipps
  50. Bright Victory (1951) (as Julia Adams) .... Chris Paterson
    ... aka Lights Out (1951) (UK)
  51. Hollywood Story (1951) (as Julia Adams) .... Sally Rousseau
  52. Fast on the Draw (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann
    ... aka Sudden Death (1950) (USA: new title)
  53. West of the Brazos (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann Greene
    ... aka Rangeland Empire (1950)
  54. Colorado Ranger (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann Green
    ... aka Guns of Justice (1950)
  55. Crooked River (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann Hayden
    ... aka Last Bullet, The (1950) (USA: TV title)
  56. Marshal of Heldorado (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann
    ... aka Blazing Guns (1950)
  57. Hostile Country (1950) (as Betty Adams) .... Ann Green
    ... aka Outlaw Fury (1952) (USA: TV title)
    Julie in Psychic Killer

    Julie in Psychic Killer

  58. Dalton Gang, The (1949) (as Betty Adams) .... Polly Medford
    ... aka Outlaw Gang (1950) (USA: TV title)
  59. Red, Hot and Blue (1949) (uncredited) .... Starlet

Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Notable TV Guest Appearances

  1. Cold Case (2006) playing Dottie Mills, October 29, 2006
  2. "Lost" (2006) Played Amelia on October 4, 2006
  3. Close To Home (2005) played the mother of the serial killer in the pilot episode
  4. Murder, She Wrote (1987-2000) TV Series (episodes The Sins of Castle Cove and Final Curtain)
  5. "Family Law" (1999) playing "Bonnie" in episode: "Second Chance" (episode # 1.21) 24 April 2000
  6. "Sliders" (1995) playing "Old Maggie Beckett" in episode: "Roads Taken" (episode # 4.21) 16 April 1999Slim Carter
  7. "Melrose Place" (1992) playing "Mrs. Damarr" in episode: "A Fist Full of Secrets" (episode # 7.22) 25 January 1999
  8. "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) playing "Edie Fallon" in episode: "Hard-Boiled Murder" (episode # 4.17) 13 February 1997
  9. If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly (1987 - 1993) She played Eve Simpson in episodes: 73, 84, 105, 121, 138, 155, 166, 172, 187, 193
  10. "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) playing "Grandma Beevis" in episode: "Twenty Years Ago Today" (episode # 4.8) 27 October 1993
  11. "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) playing "Grandma Beevis" in episode: "So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye" (episode # 4.1) 8 September 1993
  12. "Quincy" (1976) playing "Dr. Chris Winston" in episode: "Science for Sale" (episode # 8.7) 24 November 1982
  13. "Cagney & Lacey" (1982) playing "Helen Granger" in episode: "Better Than Equal" (episode # 1.6) 29 April 1982
  14. "Too Close for Comfort" (1980) playing "Sylvia Walker" in episode: "A Fine Romance" (episode # 1.11) 3 February 1981
  15. "Vega$" (1978) playing "Margaret Sorenson" in episode: "Murder by Mirrors" (episode # 3.11) 21 January 1981
  16. "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) playing "Lorrie Malcolm" in episode: "Hot Line" (episode # 1.22) 30 March 1980
  17. "Quincy" (1976) playing "Sharon Ross" in episode: "For the Benefit of My Patients" (episode # 5.10) 22 November 1979
  18. "Incredible Hulk, The" (1978) playing "Ellen" in episode: "Life and Death" (episode # 1.8) 12 May 1978
  19. "Police Woman" (1974/I) playing "Eleanor Simpson" in episode: "Murder with Pretty People" (episode # 4.17) 22 February 1978
  20. "Quincy" (1976) playing "Mrs. Daniels" in episode: "Main Man" (episode # 3.8) 11 November 1977
  21. "This Is the Life" (1952) in episode: "Man in the Middle" 25 May 1977
  22. "McMillan and Wife" (1971) playing "Dorothy Wininger" in episode: "Dark Sunrise" (episode # 6.2) 2 January 1977Looters
  23. "Medical Center" (1969) playing "Ellie Wilke" in episode: "The Stranger" (episode # 7.19) 9 February 1976
  24. "Cannon" (1971) playing "Sylvia Killian" in episode: "The Wedding March" (episode # 5.11) 19 November 1975
  25. "Ellery Queen" (1975) playing "Jennifer Packard" in episode: "The Adventure of Veronica's Veils" (episode # 1.9) 13 November 1975
  26. "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) playing "Lee Morgan" in episode: "An End and a Beginning" (episode # 7.7) 21 October 1975
  27. "Mobile One" (1975) in episode: "The Pawn" (episode # 1.2) 19 September 1975
  28. "Streets of San Francisco, The" (1972) playing "Judith" in episode: "Labyrinth" (episode # 3.22) 21 August 1975
  29. "Caribe" (1975) in episode: "The Plastic Connection" (episode # 1.1) 17 February 1975
  30. "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1974) playing "Mrs. Avery Walker" in episode: "Mr. R.I.N.G." (episode # 1.12) 10 January 1975
  31. "Lucas Tanner" (1974) playing "Mrs. Walker" (episode # 1.1) 11 September 1974
  32. "Mannix" (1967) playing "Edie Reynolds" in episode: "Little Girl Lost" (episode # 7.4) 7 October 1973
  33. "Search" (1972) in episode: "The Clayton Lewis Document" 14 February 1973
  34. "Mod Squad, The" (1968) in episode: "Scion of Death" (episode # 5.20) 8 February 1973
  35. "Cannon" (1971) playing "Mrs. Lucas" in episode: "Child of Fear" (episode # 2.9) 15 November 1972
  36. "Doris Day Show, The" (1968) in episode: "The Press Secretary" 2 October 1972
  37. "Night Gallery" (1970) playing "Gay Melcor" in episode: "The Miracle at Camafeo" (episode # 2.49) 19 January 1972
  38. "Young Lawyers, The" (1970) playing "Alice Graham" in episode: "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down" (episode # 1.20) 24 February 1971
  39. "Bold Ones: The New Doctors, The" (1969) playing "Lynn Craig" in episode: "An Absence of Loneliness" (episode # 2.7) 24 January 1971
  40. "Dan August" (1970) playing "Patricia Fairley" in episode: "Epitaph for a Swinger" (episode # 1.7) 18 November 1970Major Benson
  41. "Bold Ones: The New Doctors, The" (1969) playing "Lynn Craig" in episode: "Killer on the Loose" (episode # 2.2) 11 October 1970
  42. "F.B.I., The" (1965) playing "Denise Kriton" in episode: "Blood Tie" (episode # 5.9) 9 November 1969
  43. "Doris Day Show, The" (1968) in episode: "Married for a Day" 27 October 1969
  44. "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) playing "Claire" in episode: "Don't Ignore the Miracles" (episode # 1.3) 7 October 1969
  45. "My Friend Tony" (1969) in episode: "Voices" (episode # 1.1) 1969
  46. "Outsider, The" (1968) playing "Laura Carlvic" in episode: "One Long-Stemmed American Beauty" (episode # 1.9) 20 November 1968
  47. "Ironside" (1967) playing "Norma Howard" in episode: "I, the People" (episode # 2.7) 31 October 1968
  48. "Mod Squad, The" (1968) playing "Samantha Semple" in episode: "You Can't Tell the Players Without a Programmer" (episode # 1.5) 29 October 1968
  49. "Big Valley, The" (1965) playing "Janet Masters" in episode: "The Emperor of Rice" (episode # 3.21) 12 February 1968
  50. "Mannix" (1967) in episode: "Then the Drink Takes the Man" (episode # 1.14) 30 December 1967
  51. "Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The" (1966) in episode: "High and Deadly Affair" 1967
  52. "Big Valley, The" (1965) playing "Edna Wesley" in episode: "Target" (episode # 2.7) 31 October 1966
  53. "Virginian, The" (1962) playing "Marian Clay" in episode: "No Drums, No Trumpets" (episode # 4.28) 6 April 1966
  54. "Burke's Law" (1963) playing "Carla Cabrell" in episode: "Deadlier Than the Male" (episode # 3.10) 17 November 1965
  55. "Twelve O'Clock High" (1964) playing "Lt. Betty Russo" in episode: "Big Brother" (episode # 2.5) 11 October 1965
  56. "Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Patricia L. Kean" in episode: "The Case of the Fatal Fortune" (episode # 9.2) 19 September 1965
  57. "Kraft Suspense Theatre" (1963) playing "Joanne Clay" in episode: "Kill No More" (episode # 2.23) 29 April 1965
  58. "Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Janice Blake" in episode: "The Case of the Missing Button" (episode # 8.1) 24 September 1964
  59. "Kraft Suspense Theatre" (1963) playing "Ellen Yarnell" in episode: "The Robrioz Ring" (episode # 1.27) 28 May 1964
  60. "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Anne Kenzie" in episode: "Alimony League" (episode # 6.16) 10 January 1964
  61. "Arrest and Trial" (1963) playing "Eleanor" in episode: "Inquest Into a Bleeding Heart" (episode # 1.9) 10 November 1963
  62. "Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Janice Barton" in episode: "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" (episode # 7.4) 17 October 1963
  63. "Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Valerie Comstock" in episode: "The Case of the Lover's Leap" (episode # 6.23) 4 April 1963
  64. "Gallant Men, The" (1962) playing "Capt. Meg Thorpe" in episode: "A Taste of Peace" (episode # 1.24) 16 March 1963
  65. "Checkmate" (1960) playing "Jean Damion" in episode: "The Someday Man" (episode # 2.29) 2 May 1962
  66. "Dr. Kildare" (1961) playing "Ginny Nelson" in episode: "The Horn of Plenty" (episode # 1.28) 19 April 1962
  67. "Dick Powell Show, The" (1961) in episode: "330 Independence SW" (episode # 1.25) 20 March 1962
  68. "Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) playing "Mary Simpson" in episode: "The County Nurse" (episode # 2.24) 19 March 1962
  69. "Surfside 6" (1960) playing "Julie Owens" in episode: "Laugh for the lady" (episode # 2.7) 30 October 1961
  70. "Outlaws" (1960) playing "Juill Ramsur" in episode: "Return to New March" (episode # 1.26) 22 June 1961
  71. "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Norma Kellogg" in episode: "Open and Close in One" (episode # 3.27) 19 March 1961
  72. "Hawaiian Eye" (1959) playing "Gloria Matthews" in episode: "Robinson Koyoto" (episode # 2.20) 25 January 1961
  73. "Surfside 6" (1960) playing "Merilee Williams" in episode: "Facts on the Fire" (episode # 1.16) 16 January 1961
  74. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955) playing "Phyllis Kendall" in episode: "Summer Shade" (episode # 6.15) 10 January 1961
  75. "Bonanza" (1959) playing "Helen Layton" in episode: "The Courtship" (episode # 2.16) 7 January 1961
  76. "Michael Shayne" (1960) playing "Bea" in episode: "This Is It, Michael Shayne" (episode # 1.8) 25 November 1960
  77. "Checkmate" (1960) playing "Janet Evans" in episode: "Face in the Window" (episode # 1.5) 22 October 1960
  78. "Tate" (1960) in episode: "The Mary Hardin Story" (episode # 1.13) 21 September 1960
  79. "Wrangler" (1960) playing "Eve Browning" in episode: "The Affair with Browning's Woman" (episode # 1.4) 25 August 1960
  80. "Markham" (1959) in episode: "Crash in the Desert" 18 August 1960
  81. "Rifleman, The" (1958) playing "Nora Sanford" in episode: "Nora" (episode # 2.35) 24 May 1960
  82. "Hawaiian Eye" (1959) playing "Sarah Crane" in episode: "Murder, Anyone?" (episode # 1.28) 13 April 1960
  83. "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Miriam Galbraith" in episode: "Safari" (episode # 2.22) 4 March 1960
  84. "Alcoa Theatre" (1957) playing "Betty Fordham" in episode: "Minister Accused" (episode # 3.10) 8 February 1960
  85. "Maverick" (1957) playing "Wilma White" in episode: "The White Widow" (episode # 3.19) 24 January 1960
  86. "Cheyenne" (1955) playing "Irene Travers" in episode: "Gold, Glory and Custer - Requiem" (episode # 4.8) 11 January 1960
  87. "Cheyenne" (1955) playing "Irene Travers" in episode: "Gold, Glory and Custer - Prelude" (episode # 4.7) 4 January 1960
  88. "Alaskans, The" (1959) playing "Clara" in episode: "Doc Booker" (episode # 1.10) 6 December 1959
  89. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955) playing "Peg Valence" in episode: "Dead Weight" (episode # 5.9) 22 November 1959
  90. "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Marie La Shelle" in episode: "The Canine Caper" (episode # 1.32) 15 May 1959
  91. "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I) playing "Margo Wendice" in episode: "The Fifth Stair" (episode # 1.22) 6 March 1959
  92. "Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond" (1959) playing "Helen Archer" in episode: "Epilogue" (episode # 1.6) 24 February 1959
  93. "Maverick" (1957) playing "Belle Morgan" in episode: "Brasada Spur" (episode # 2.22) 22 February 1959
  94. "Frontier Justice" (1958) playing "Julie Brand" in episode: "Man of Fear" (episode # 2.16) 1959
  95. "Man and the Challenge, The" (1959) playing "Linda Webb" in episode: "Experiments in Terror" (episode # 1.5) 1959
  96. "Letter to Loretta" (1953) playing "Milly" in episode: "Strange Money" (episode # 6.11) 14 December 1958
  97. "Goodyear Theatre" (1957) playing "Marion Ewell" in episode: "Points Beyond" (episode # 2.5) 8 December 1958
  98. "Zane Grey Theater" (1956) playing "Nora Jepson" in episode: "The Tall Shadow" (episode # 3.7) 20 November 1958
  99. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955) playing "Carol Longsworth" in episode: "Little White Frock" (episode # 3.39) 29 June 1958
  100. "Playhouse 90" (1956) playing "Janice Ohringer" in episode: "The Dungeon" (episode # 2.32) 17 April 1958
  101. "Zane Grey Theater" (1956) playing "Julie Brand" in episode: "Man of Fear" (episode # 2.22) 14 March 1958
  102. "Letter to Loretta" (1953) playing "Paula McGill" (as Julia Adams) in episode: "The Hidden One" (episode # 5.12) 19 January 1958
  103. "Climax!" (1954) playing "Coleen" in episode: "Two Tests for Tuesday" (episode # 4.6) 14 November 1957
  104. "Lux Video Theatre" (1950) in episode: "Design for November" (episode # 7.37) 13 June 1957
  105. "Lux Video Theatre" (1950) in episode: "Just Across the Street" (episode # 7.16) 10 January 1957
  106. "Studio One" (1948) playing "Anne" in episode: "Circle of Guilt" (episode # 8.23) 20 February 1956
  107. "Lux Video Theatre" (1950) in episode: "Appointment for Love" (episode # 6.6) 3 November 1955
  108. "Your Show Time" (1949) (as Betty Adams) in episode: "The Tenor" (episode # 1.11) 1 April 1949
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