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Ted Adams
Ted Adams in Stagecoach to Denver (1946).jpg
Adams in Stagecoach to Denver (1946)
Born
Richard Theodore Adams

(1890-03-17)March 17, 1890
DiedSeptember 24, 1973(1973-09-24) (aged 83)
Resting placeChapel Of The Pines Crematory
OccupationActor
Years active1926–1952
Spouse(s)Charlotte Adams
(m. 19??)

Richard Theodore Adams[1] (March 17, 1890 – September 24, 1973)[2] was an American film actor who appeared in nearly 200 films between 1926 and 1952.

Early life

Adams was born in New York City.[1] He appeared with his parents in their vaudeville act and later attended Cornell University.[1] He served in World War I and World War II.[1]

Career

Adams' film career spanned more than three decades and included roles "on both sides of the law".[3] He worked primarily in B-Westerns, often as a villain. Studios for which he worked included Monogram and PRC, and he was often seen in films that starred Johnny Mack Brown or Bob Steele.[2] He also appeared in serials, including The Mysterious Pilot (1937), Holt of the Secret Service (1941), Daredevils of the West (1943), and King of the Rocket Men (1949).[3]

Later life and death

Late in his career, Adams acted on television Westerns, including The Cisco Kid, Cowboy G-Men, and The Lone Ranger.[2] On September 24, 1973, Adams died in Los Angeles, California, at age 83.[1] His remains were cremated and are interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.[4]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 27. ISBN 9781476627199. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Wollstein, Hans J. "Ted Adams". AllMovie. Archived from the original on May 28, 2021. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Landesman, Fred (July 11, 2007). The John Wayne Filmography. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3252-3. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 23. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
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