Carolyn Jones

American actress (1930–1983)

Carolyn Sue Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) was an American actress. She performed in movies and television series. She began her career in the early 1950s. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1957. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1959. Beginning in 1964, she played Morticia Addams in the television show The Addams Family.

Jones in 1956

Jones was born in Amarillo, Texas. She died near Hollywood, California due to colon cancer at the age of 53.