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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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:

Cathy Gray: [Sue is helping Cathy get ready] Pull it tighter Sue, pull it tighter, I want a waist like Anna Held.
Sue Allen: If I pull it any tighter you're not going to be able to breath.
Cathy Gray: Oh that's alright, I don't need much breath anyway, as my late friend Matty used to say, if a girl don't watch her figure the men won't.
Sue Allen: Matty? Wasn't that the man you were going to marry?
Cathy Gray: Yes but he hung himself instead.
[giggling]
Cathy Gray: Oh Matty was such a card.
Sue Allen: Well where's your new friend going to take you tonight?
Cathy Gray: To the Hauffman House for dinner, then to Tony Pastors for the vaudeville show.
Sue Allen: That sounds like fun.
Cathy Gray: Oh yeah he's a free spender alright, a little bit older than I like them, but awfully distinguished looking, I'm moving up
[stops and breaths in slowly]
Cathy Gray: , I'm moving up honey, no girl ever hits the jackpot till after she passes 14th street.


Salesman in Horseshoe Saloon: You're kinda lonesome, missy.
Linda, Craig's Girl: I haven't been lonesome since I was twelve years old.


Linda, Craig's Girl: Oh, and if any of the girls try and tell you how wonderful you are, don't believe them. I know. I used to deal there.
[she gets up]
Linda, Craig's Girl: Just like Jimmy - stobborn as a mule!
Marshal Matt Morgan: Next time you see Jimmy, say hello. We seem to have a lotr in common.
Linda, Craig's Girl: Maybe more than you know. He's dead!


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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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