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Carol Adams (actress)

Carol Adams (actress)

Carol Adams (born Lurline Uller; March 15, 1918 – April 9, 2012),[1] was an American actress and dancer whose career began as a child in 1923.

Carol Adams
Lurline Uller

(1918-03-15)March 15, 1918
DiedApril 9, 2012(2012-04-09) (aged 94)
West Hollywood, United States
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1923–1944

Early years

Adams was born Lurline Uller in Los Angeles, California, March 15, 1918.[1] At age 5, Adams was asked to appear in a short subject called Navy Blues where she played a flower girl.[2] She was billed by her birth name until her name was changed when she was 20 and working for Paramount Pictures.[3]


She appeared in episodes of the film serials Our Gang and Mickey McGuire and at age 18 signed a contract with the film studio 20th Century Fox. Two years later, she was under contract with Paramount Pictures and subsequently Republic Pictures. Her obituary in Variety said that she "appeared in some 50 features."[3]

Regarded as one of the foremost tap dance stars in the beginning of the 1940s, Carol Adams was in many Soundies.[3]


In 1944, Adams retired after marrying studio executive Richard J. Pearl.[3]


She died on March 15, 2012, in Los Angeles aged 94. Her survivors included a son, a daughter, six granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.[3]

Selected filmography



  1. Lentz III, Harris M. (2013). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7063-1. P. 2.
  2. "Carol Adams". Memphis Film Festival. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  3. "Actress Carol Adams dies at 94". Variety. April 26, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2015.

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