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Nick Adams (actor)

Nick Adams in a publicity photo for his U.S. television series The Rebel, circa 1960
Personal information
Birth nameNicholas Aloysius Adamschock
Birth dateJuly 10, 1931
Place of birthNanticoke, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 7, 1968(age 36)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Years active1952 - 1968
SpouseCarol Nugent (1959-1968; his death)

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Nick Adams (July 10, 1931 - February 7, 1968) 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 Rebel (1959). Decades after Adams' 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. In an Allmovie synopsis for Adams' last film, reviewer Dan Pavlides wrote, "Plagued by personal excesses, he will be remembered just as much for what he could have done in cinema as what he left behind."

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