Julie Adams was born on Oct 17 1928 in the Hawkeye State. Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel." Feeling the call to become an actress , she moved to California, where she juggled a three day a week position as a secretary and spent the rest of her time taking speech lessons and making the rounds at the various studios' casting departments.
Adams' first movie role was playing a starlet in Paramount Studios' " , and Blue" (1949), followed by a leading role in the Western "The Dalton Gang." Over a period of five weeks, she appeared (under tha name of Betty Adams) in six more quickie Lippert Westerns. Julie's first big show biz break was at Universal, when she appeared in a screen test opposite All American footballer Leon Hart, a Detroit Lions end. It was Hart who was being considered by the stuido, but the gridiron star flopped while Universal execs flipped over Adams. In the course of several films, "Betty" transformed to "Julia' and finally, "Julie" Adams. Limited not only to the silver screen, Julie could be seen in scores of television episodes, such as multiple appearances on Perry Mason and Big Valley.
In 1965 Adams played opposite The King in "Tickle Me". She played Vera Radford, Elvis' lovely boss.
For the rest of the 60's and through the 70's, Julie did some films such as The Last Movie,Psychic Killer , and The Wild McCullochs, but she also did the televsion series General Hospital and The Bold Ones : The Lawyers. In the 80's, Adams mostly did TV appearances on shows like Capitol with other Elvis co-star Julie Parrish and Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury (Elvis' mother in "Blue Hawaii"). Julie's latest work was in the 1993 TV movie The Conviction of Kitty Dodds.
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