Edie Adams (Performer) | Playbill

Edie Adams


She was born Elizabeth Edith Enke on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, PA. She took her mother's maiden name for the stage. She quickly began to develop talents of a sort. She was the baton-twirling champion of Tenafly, NJ. And in 1950, she was named Miss U.S. Television. She married the volatile, mustachioed, cigar-chomping Ernie Kovacs in 1954 in Mexico City. The ceremony was presided over by former New York City mayor William O'Dwyer, and was performed in Spanish. She was a regular on "The Ernie Kovacs Show," singing, doing impersonations — and the occasional pratfall. Of her husband, Ms. Adams later said, "He treated me like a little girl, and I loved it — Women's Lib be damned!"

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  • Also Known As: Edith Adams, Elizabeth Edith Enke
  • Born: Apr 16, 1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania
  • Death: Oct 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California


Theatre World Awards
1953 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1957 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Winner

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