Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

About Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Sue Jones (April 28, 1930--August 3, 1983) was an American actress. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved 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. Her film career continued for another 20 years. In 1964 she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the television series The Addams Family, receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work. Jones was born in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Julius Alfred and Cloe Jeanette (nee Southern) Jones. She had some Native American ancestry.

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