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Carolyn Jones Overview:

Actress, Carolyn Jones, was born Carolyn Sue Jones on Apr 28, 1930 in Amarillo, TX. Jones died at the age of 53 on Aug 3, 1983 in West Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park Cemetery in Anaheim, Orange County, CA.



Although Jones was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best Supporting ActressThe Bachelor Party (1957)The ExistentialistNominated

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Carolyn Jones Quotes:

The Existentialist: My new landlord kept telling me he was in love with me. I said, "How existentialist can you get? You just met me five minutes ago."

Shirl: I just got started. You think I wanna settle down with a 12-year old kid? Why do you think I left my husband? Him and his whole family kept bugging me day after day... have a baby, have a baby. Who needs a baby? I'm a baby myself. I wanna be free... have fun.
Tony Manetta: Who don't?
Shirl: You don't. You're not selfish enough.
Tony Manetta: You kidding? I'm the most selfish man in the world.
Shirl: Would you leave your kid?

Tandy Martin: You've been in drydock too long, my dear.

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Best remembered for her starring role as Morticia Adams in "The Addams Family" (1964).

Said to have some Native American (Comanche) ancestry.

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