Carol Adams (actress)

Carol Adams (born Lurline Uller; March 15, 1918 – April 9, 2012),[1] was an American actress and dancer whose career began as a child in 1923.

Carol Adams
Born
Lurline Uller

(1918-03-15)March 15, 1918
DiedApril 9, 2012(2012-04-09) (aged 94)
West Hollywood, United States
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1923–1944

Early years

Adams was born Lurline Uller in Los Angeles, California, March 15, 1918.[1] At age 5, Adams was asked to appear in a short subject called Navy Blues where she played a flower girl.[2] She was billed by her birth name until her name was changed when she was 20 and working for Paramount Pictures.[3]

Film

She appeared in episodes of the film serials Our Gang and Mickey McGuire and at age 18 signed a contract with the film studio 20th Century Fox. Two years later, she was under contract with Paramount Pictures and subsequently Republic Pictures. Her obituary in Variety said that she "appeared in some 50 features."[3]

Regarded as one of the foremost tap dance stars in the beginning of the 1940s, Carol Adams was in many Soundies.[3]

Family

In 1944, Adams retired after marrying studio executive Richard J. Pearl.[3]

Death

She died on March 15, 2012 in Los Angeles aged 94. Her survivors included a son, a daughter, six granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.[3]

Selected filmography

Source:[1]

References

  1. Lentz III, Harris M. (2013). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7063-1. P. 2.
  2. "Carol Adams". Memphis Film Festival. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. "Actress Carol Adams dies at 94". Variety. April 26, 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2015.


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