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Nick Adams Overview:

Actor, Nick Adams, was born Nicholas Aloysius Adamschock on Jul 10, 1931 in Nanticoke, PA. Adams died at the age of 36 on Feb 7, 1968 in Beverly Hills, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Adams was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best Supporting ActorTwilight of Honor (1963)Ben BrownNominated
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Nick Adams Quotes:

Susan Witley: The scent in here - it's so sweet, it's sickening!
Stephen Reinhart: It's the scent of decay.


Stephen Reinhart: I've seen a glow like that once before - in a radiation lab.


Stephen Reinhart: It's only the wind.


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Nick Adams Facts
He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1952, allegedly to avoid being drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

He is one of four actors typically named in connection with the "Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Curse", a widely repeated urban legend.

Was offered a playing position in minor league baseball as a high school teen with the St. Louis Cardinals but turned it down because of the low pay. He briefly worked as a bat boy for the Jersey City Giants, a local minor league team.

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