Julie Adams, a leading lady at Universal in the 1950s best known for playing the damsel in distress, Kay Lawrence, in the horror classic, Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), has died at the age of 92.
Her death was confirmed by her family. Her son Michell Danton, who is a television editor, told The Hollywood Reporter that his mother passed away on Sunday, February 3.
Rip Julie Adams who had a long and varied career. Mostly I’ll remember you for this... pic.twitter.com/28tja9fqoc
— Barbara Crampton (@barbaracrampton) February 4, 2019
Julie appeared in multiple notable films and on TV series throughout her six decades career. She starred in Francis Joins the WACS (1954) alongside Donald O'Connor, in Tickle Me (1965) opposite Elvis Presley, in The Last Movie (1971) along with Dennis Hopper and in McQ (1974) with John Wayne.
After appearing in Creature From the Black Lagoon, Julie made movies at Universal including 6 Bridges to Cross (1955), The Private War of Major Benson (1955), Away All Boats (1956), Slim Carter (1957) and 4 Girls in Town (1957).
Her other film credits included The Underwater City, The Killer Inside Me, The Fifth Floor, Champions, Catchfire and Oliver Stone's World Trade Center.
In addition to his son Michell, Julie is survived by another son Steve Danton, an actor and assistant director; daughter-in-laws Louise and Darragh; and four grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for a memorial donation to The Nature Conservancy or the World Wildlife Fund.
Rest In Peace Julie Adams!
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