Edie Adams (April 16, 1927--October 15, 2008) was an American singer, Broadway, television and film actress and comedienne. Adams, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, 'both embodied and winked at the stereotypes of fetching chanteuse and sexpot blonde'. She was well known for her impersonations of female stars on stage and television, most particularly, Marilyn Monroe. She was the wife and frequent television partner of Ernie Kovacs until his death in a 1962 car accident. Adams was born as Edith Elizabeth Enke in Kingston, Pennsylvania., the younger child and only daughter of Sheldon Alonzo Enke and his wife, Ada Dorothy (nee Adams). She had an elder brother, Sheldon Adams Enke (June 28, 1922--July 9, 2001).