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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:

[first lines]
Taxi Driver: Morning!
Stephen Reinhart: Morning. Taxi?


Stephen Reinhart: It's only the wind.


[last lines]
Stephen Reinhart: C'mon, let's get out of here.


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Nick Adams Facts
Gained early attention doing impressions of movie stars such as James Cagney and Marlon Brando.

The son of Peter Adamshock and Catherine Kutz, Nick's father was a Ukrainian-born anthracite coal miner. Despite being broke, the family left town when Nick was five years old, after his uncle was killed in a mining accident, and wound up in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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

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