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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Stephen Reinhart: It's only the wind.


Stephen Reinhart: It looks like a zoo in Hell!


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


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On the night of Feb 7, 1968, Nick was supposed to have dinner with Erwin Roeder, his lawyer and friend. Nick never showed up. Concerned, Roeder then went to Adams' home, found the actor's car in his garage, broke a window to enter the house, and discovered the actor dead in his bedroom.

Spent $8,500 on advertising to win a 1963 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for Twilight of Honor (1963), but lost the award on Oscar night to Melvyn Douglas in Hud (1963). Reportedly was devastated by the loss as he was sure he would win the Oscar.

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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