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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Movie News: Edie Adams - Singer, Comic Actress - Dies

Edie Adams for me will always be inextricably linked to the late great Ernie Kovacs, her first husband. Her bombshell looks and witty vivaciousness were a wonderful component of his grown-up, surreal groundbreaking TV show.

She did have a thriving career in the 60s in films like The Apartment,  It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World and The Best Man. She was also famous as the Muriel Cigars girl. 

Kovacs died in 1961 in a car crash (tragically their daughter also died in a car accident in the early 80s.) Here she is with Kovacs on the very last episode of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's pioneering sitcom. I think this is a most appropriate clip and fittingly bittersweet.

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