I've mentioned here a couple of times over the years that when I was in high school I had a small part in a play with Julie Adams.
The play was THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, and it was performed at a local junior college. I was one of the schoolgirls in some of the earliest scenes of the play; you might say I was a "background extra," as I think my only lines were things like "Good morning," said with all the other schoolgirls.
Miss Adams was gracious and professional, and before the play's run concluded, she signed copies of the program for everyone in the cast:
Miss Adams is probably best known for appearing in a string of Universal films of the '50s, including numerous Westerns and THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954).
Being on the same stage with Miss Adams was a particular thrill for me, as she had appeared in a couple episodes of my favorite TV series, MAVERICK, which I'd discovered in TV reruns. I'd come home from school every day anxious to see another episode!
Julie Adams was working as recently as a 2008 episode of LOST. She'll be 85 this fall and is a lovely woman.
There's a terrific multi-part interview with her available on YouTube, conducted by Alan Rode at the Egyptian Theatre in 2009.
Reviews of Julie Adams films previously posted here: BEND OF THE RIVER (1952), HORIZONS WEST (1952), THE LAWLESS BREED (1953), and THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO (1953).
October 27, 2011 Update: Tonight's Movie: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) at the Egyptian Theatre -- a chance to meet Miss Adams again in person!