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Adams, Jane, 1918-2014


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  • Variants

    • Adams, Jane, 1921-2014
    • Adams, Poni, 1921-2014
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1918-08-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-05-21
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Pasadena Playhouse
    • Birth Place

        (naf) San Antonio (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Palm Desert (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Pasadena (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

    • WikidataPoni Adams Offsite linkLabel from public data source Wikidata
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Adams, Jane, 1921-2014
  • Sources

    • found: Batman and Robin, 1997:credits (Jane Adams)
    • found: Code of the lawless, 1945:credits (with Poni Adams)
    • found: The brute man, [2009]:opening credits (Jane Adams)
    • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's & video viewer's companion, 11th ed.(Adams, Jane, 1921- ; American actress)
    • found: Pictures that talk website, February 4, 2016(Jane Adams; actress; born August 7, 1921, San Antonio, Texas; died May 21, 2014; glamorous actress in Hollywood 'B' features, notably two Universal "horrors" of the 1940s; born Betty Bierce; was a radio actress until Universal put her under contract in 1945, billing her as Poni Adams; appeared in more than a dozen roles in 1945 and 1946; acted on TV until the mid 1950s)
    • found: Getty images website, February 4, 2016(Jane Adams; actress; born 1921)
    • found: Obituaries in the performing arts, 2014, [2015], via Google books, February 9, 2016:pages 1-2 (Jane Adams; actress; leading lady in westerns and horror films in the 1940s; born Betty Jane Bierce in San Antonio, Texas on August 7, 1918; died in Bellingham, Washington on May 21, 2014; made her film debut in 1942; billed as Poni Adams for early film roles; best known for her role as Nina the hunchbacked nurse in the 1945 Universal horror classic House of Dracula; featured in episodes of several television series in the 1950s; retired from the screen in the early 1950s)
    • found: IMDb, February 4, 2016(Jane Adams; actress; born Betty Jean Bierce, August 7, 1918 in San Antonio, Texas; died May 21, 2014 in Bellingham, Washington; turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse; got her start acting in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler; appeared in television roles in the early 50s; alternate names: Poni Adams)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 4, 2016(Poni Adams; Betty Jane Bierce, better know by her stage name Jane "Poni" Adams (August 7, 1921, San Antonio, Texas-May 21, 2014, Palm Desert, California); American actress in radio, film, and television in the 1940s and 1950s; born in San Antonio; received a full scholarship to Juilliard; spent years studying at the Pasadena Playhouse; from there she got her start on Lux Radio and then with the Harry Conover Modeling Agency, where she was give the nickname "Poni"; returned to using her real name in 1945)
    • found: U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current via Ancestry.com, August 24, 2019:(Jane Adams, birth date: 7 Aug 1918, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas ; death date: 21 May 2014, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California) picture of headstone (Aug 7 1918 - May 21 2014)
  • Change Notes

    • 1997-06-20: new
    • 2019-08-29: revised
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