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Don Adams (I) (1923–2005)


Don Adams was born in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he began a career as a stand-up comic. He married ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

CD-ROM: TV Land's "Blast From the Past" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

In restaurants, [people] send over shoes. I'm so tired of it. I keep getting shoes. See more »

Trivia:

His TV writing partner in 1954 was comedian Bill Dana. Dana used Adams on his own TV show, The Bill Dana Show (1963) from 1963 to 1965, by incorporating one of Adams' stand-up characters, inept house detective Byron Glick. See more »

Trademark:

His "Maxwell Smart" catchphrases "Would you believe...?", "Sorry About that, Chief.", "And...loving it." and "Missed it by THAT much." See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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