Tony Winner Edie Adams Dies

Oct 16, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Actress and singer Edie Adams died Wednesday at the age of 81, Daily Variety reports. Adams, who died in a Los Angeles hospital from pneumonia and cancer, was known for her Tony Award-winning turn as Daisy Mae in Broadway’s “Li’l Abner.” Adams also starred in the TV show “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” alongside husband Ernie Kovacs. TelevisionWeek’s Tom Gilbert pays tribute to Adams in our Timeless TV blog.
—Christopher Perez


  1. If all folks remember of Edie Adams by is a Muriel Cigar commercial that hasn’t aired in 40 years or more, then we’re not trying very hard. March down to your video store and rent some of Ernie Kovacs’s pioneering 1950s TV specials. She is a real treat. And if you can’t find those, there’s always ‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World’ [1963]. She plays the long-suffering wife of scheming Sid Caesar in this chase-for-buried treasure romp. She certainly deserved to be better known. And I’ll certainly remember her always.

  2. God Bless you Edie…Thank you for your contributions here…Say Hi to Ernie for us.
    Peter Bright

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