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:

Stephen Reinhart: It's only the wind.


Homer: Why you no like Homer?
Pvt. John Reese: You got no business up here. When the Krauts come, they'll capture you and pull your fingernails. Then you'll tell them everything they want to know.
Homer: No!


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


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Children: Allyson Adams, born in 1960, and Jeb Stuart Adams, born in 1961.

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.

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.

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