After a 70-year career in Hollywood, actor Julie Adams has passed away at the age of 92.
Best known for starring in 1954's Universal monster movie The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Adams appeared as Kay Lawrence, a young woman targeted by the titular Gill-Man. The horror movie would go on to greatly inspire filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's 2017 Academy Award-winning film The Shape of Water, with the director paying his respects to Adams on his Twitter account.
I mourn Julie Adams passing. It hurts in a place deep in me, where monsters swim. https://t.co/yYGWR1oDyH— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 4, 2019
Adams' career was perhaps most prolific on television, where she guest starred on numerous programs across the 60s, 70s and 80s. Her credits includw The Incredible Hulk, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Night Gallery. More recently, Adams guest starred on episodes of Lost, Cold Case and CSI: New York.
Outside of her work on television, Adams starred opposite James Stewart in 1952's Bend of the River, opposite Elvis Presley in 1965's Tickle Me and opposite John Wayne in 1974's McQ. Her final credited role was a small voiceover appearance in the 2011 film Carnage as the secretary to Christoph Waltz's character, also working behind-the-scenes as Waltz's dialect coach for the film.