36 (passed away Feb. 7th, 1968)
Jul. 10th, 1931
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA
Nick Adams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1991 - Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook
1965 - Die, Monster, Die!
1962 - Hell Is for Heroes
1959 - Pillow Talk
1958 - Teacher's Pet
1958 - No Time For Sergeants
1957 - Sweet Smell of Success
1956 - Giant
1956 - The Last Wagon
1955 - Mister Roberts
1955 - Picnic
1955 - I Died a Thousand Times
1955 - Rebel Without a Cause
Guest TV Roles
Pvt. Mick Hellar
Antonio 'Tonio' Gigli
Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series "The Rebel" (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean (I). He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor (1963) He died in 1968 due to an overdose of drugs he was taking for a nervous disorder.
- Was found dead on the night of February 7, 1968. He was braced against the bedroom wall with his eyes staring wide open.
- He is a graduate of St. Peter's College.
- Was friends with 'Robert Conrad (I)' (qv).
- He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1952, allegedly to avoid being drafted into the Army during the Korean War.
- Screen and television actor.
- Studied the martial arts under 'Ed Parker (I)' (qv) , along with 'Elvis Presley' (qv) and other celebrities.
- His death has been cited in articles and books on Hollywood's unsolved mysteries along with allegations that Adams was murdered, including claims that no trace of the liquid sedative paraldehyde (one of two drugs Adams died from) was ever found in his home, but a story in The Los Angeles Times reported that stoppered bottles with prescription labels were found in the medicine cabinet near the upstairs bedroom where Adams' body was discovered. Actor 'Robert Conrad (I)' (qv) (his best friend) has consistently maintained Adams' death was accidental. Some people have pointed out the fact that Adams died shortly before his friend 'Elvis Presley' (qv) filmed his "Memphis Comeback" concert, _Elvis (1968) (TV)_ (qv).
- Brother-in-law of 'Judy Nugent (I)' (qv).
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