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Charles Addams (1912–1988)

Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. They moved several times before taking up permanent residence in 1920 on Elm Street and stayed there until 1947. He attended public school in Westfield and was ... See full bio »

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  The New Addams Family (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 8 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (characters - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (based on the characters created by - 1 episode, 1999)
- Death Visits the Addams Family (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Tale of Long John Addams (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- Fester, World Leader (1999) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lights, Camera, Addams! (1999) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Lurch, Man of Leisure (1999) ... (characters)
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (TV Movie) (characters)
 1993 Addams Family Values (characters)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series) (characters - 21 episodes)
- Double O Honeymoon (1993) ... (characters)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... (characters)
 1991 The Addams Family (characters)
 1989 Uncle Fester's Quest: The Addams Family (Video Game) (character: Fester)
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie) (characters)
 1973 The Addams Family (TV Series) (cartoons)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 64 episodes)
- Ophelia's Career (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lurch's Grand Romance (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... (based on characters created by)
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 1963 The Old Dark House
Hand in Title Sequence (uncredited)
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
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- The Man from the South (1955) ... Narrator
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 1976 Murder by Death (title drawings)
 1963 The Old Dark House (drawings: title backgrounds - as Chas Addams)
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 2015 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (filming)

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Drawn and Quartered (1942) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chas. Addams | Chas Addams
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Personal Quote:

His original description of Morticia Addams: "The real head of the family... low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare... ruined beauty... contemptuous and original and with fierce family loyalty... even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly... given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane and dwarf's hair..." See more »

Trivia:

In 1946 Addams met and became friends with sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, after meeting at "Mademoiselle" magazine. The magazine was going to publish Bradbury's short story "Homecoming", the first in a series of tales about the Elliotts, a family of vampires living in Illinois (for which Addams had made an illustration). Addams and Bradbury were going to collaborate on a book chronicling the Elliott... See more »

Trademark:

Drew cartoons with a macabre sense of humor akin to Edward Gorey but without the malice of the latter. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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