Born: July 10, 1931, Nanticoke,
Died: February 7, 1968 (age 36), Beverly Hills, California
Adams was an American film and television actor. He has been noted
for his supporting roles in successful Hollywood films during the 1950s
and 1960s along with his starring role in the ABC television series The
Decades after Adams' untimely death from a
prescription drug overdose at the age of 36 his widely publicized
friendships with James Dean and Elvis Presley would stir speculation
about both his private life and the circumstances of his death.
What do you know about Nick Adams? Try this quick
1. Adams was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. His
father Peter, was a Ukrainian-born anthracite coal miner. What is Nick
Adams birth name?
2. After three years of struggle and optimistic
self-promotion, his first film role came in 1951, an uncredited
one-liner as a Western Union delivery boy. What was the movie?
3. In January 1952 Adams was drafted. What
organization was he drafted into? into the .
4. He was not perceived by casting directors as
tall or handsome enough for leading roles but during the late 1950s
Adams had supporting roles in several successful television productions
and films such as Our Miss Brooks (1956), No Time for
Sergeants (1958) and Pillow Talk (1959). True or False?
5. In 1963, Adams was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an unlikable
murder suspect. What was the film? in the film
6. In 1965, after publicly insisting he would
never work in films produced outside the US, Adams began accepting parts
in Japanese SciFi-monster movies. He landed major roles in two science
fiction epics from Toho Studios in Chiyoda, Tokyo. What was his first
7. What was his last movie?
8. What was the cause of death?
9. Where is Nick Adams buried?