Dorothy Adams

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Adams at right with Carl Betz and Dolores Mann in a scene from My Three Angels, 1954

Dorothy Adams (January 8, 1900 – March 16, 1988) was an American character actress.

Early years[edit]

Adams was born in Hannah, North Dakota. She later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, and was educated there.[1]


In the 1920s, Adams was active with the Moroni Olsen Players.[2]


Adams made numerous television appearances in the 1950s. She was seen in four episodes of the western series The Adventures of Kit Carson, starring Bill Williams. She appeared in four episodes of the crime drama series Dragnet, starring Jack Webb. She made two guest appearances in Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. She also appeared in comedy series, such as a 1958 episode of Leave it to Beaver, starring Jerry Mathers.

Later years[edit]

In the 1960s, she was a popular acting instructor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Personal life[edit]

Adams was married to character actor Byron Foulger from 1921 until his death in 1970. She was the mother of soap opera actress Rachel Ames.


She died in 1988 in Woodland Hills, California.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Dorothy Adams Takes in Moroni Olsen Play". The Independent Record. October 15, 1927. p. 2. Retrieved October 22, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "Benefit Play to Be Given". Morning Register. November 30, 1927. p. 16. Retrieved October 22, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read

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