Amarillo Actress Best Known As TV’s “Morticia”

The last episode of the hit TV series “The Addams Family,” starring Carolyn Jones as Morticia, aired on September 2, 1966.

Born in Amarillo in 1930, Jones endured abandonment by her father at age four and severe asthma that kept her indoors much of her childhood.  She broke into motion pictures and television in the early 1950’s, earning an Academy Award nomination for “The Bachelor Party” and small-screen stardom with “The Addams Family.”  But colon cancer cut her life short in 1983.

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