Birth Date: April 16, 1927 / Age: 88
Birth Place: Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
Also Credited as: Edith Adams
Biography: Edie Adams, a television and film star was born on April 16, 1927 in Pennsylvania. She was "Miss U.S. Television" in 1950.
She was the second wife (1954) of pioneer television comedian Ernie Kovacs. He was a great cigar smoker, and Edie did TV commercials for Muriel cigars, with the somewhat racy line at the time "Why don't you pick me up and smoke me some time?"
She was one of the headliners in the movie "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963).
Her daughter was killed in a car crash in 1982.
When her husband, Ernie Kovacs, died in a car accident, he owed the IRS several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes (he felt that the tax system was unfair, and simply refused to pay it). Edie Adams took it upon herself to pay the back taxes, refusing help from her celebrity friends, and appeared in television commercials and other TV work to raise the money. After several years, the back taxes were fully paid off.
Son, Josh Mills, with husband Marty Mills.