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Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series
Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in the 1960s television series

Morticia Frump Addams is the fictional matriarch of "The Addams Family," created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 — August 3, 1983) was an American actress, she is best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... ... For the TV series, see The Addams Family (TV series). ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912–September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. ...


Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and Mother to Wednesday and Pugsley. The character originated in the Charles Addams comics for The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s. She was based heavily on Jess Boyle, mainly due to her quiet nature and inability to relate to normal people. In the comics, none of the family members had names. When the characters were adapted to the television series "The Addams Family" (1964) Charles Addams gave her the name "Morticia", implying "death" (derived from "mors mortis", the Latin word for "death"). Morticia's maiden name is "Frump" and she has an opposite sister named Ophelia. In the television series, she had a Mother named Hester Frump (played by Margaret Hamilton). Her Mother-in-Law is Grandmama Addams. John Astin as Gomez in The Addams Family television series. ... Lisa Loring as Wednesday in The Addams Family television series. ... Ken Weatherwax as Puglsey in The Addams Family television series. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... See also: 1963 in television, other events of 1964, 1965 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1964-65 American network television schedule. ... In Roman mythology, Mors is the personification of death and equivalent to the Greek Thanatos. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Margaret Hamilton could also refer to a local politician in the United Kingdom. ... Four major characters from the original television adaptation: Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ...


Morticia serves as the heart and soul of the Addams Family. She is described as a vamp. She has pale skin and long, flowing black hair, and she commonly wears long, black gothic dresses to match her hair. In one TV episode, Wednesday is playing in the front yard and a woman selling cosmetics approaches. She asks Wednesday what kind of powder her mother uses. The little girl says, "baking powder." The saleslady persists, "No, I mean what kind of powder does she use on her face?" Wednesday says, "Baking powder." She is a glamorous and exotic seductress who easily allures her husband Gomez simply by speaking French (or any other foreign language for that matter). Morticia is elegant, artistic and musically inclined. She sings opera, dances the tango and plays numerous musical instruments (She freely strums a shamisen and wails "Hah-ROO!" and "sna-FOO!" and "Sashimi!" and "Sayonara!"). She frequently enjoys cutting the buds off of roses which she discards, keeping only the stems. She also has a carnivorous plant named Cleopatra, which she enjoys feeding. Vamp is a colloquial term applied to describe a particular type of femme fatale, popular in silent films. ... Goths in southern Germany Gothic fashion is a style of dress of young people who identify themselves as goths. ... Make-up redirects here. ... [[Image:PIPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPEPbe caused by ingredients like buttermilk, lemon, yoghurt, citrus, or honey. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A couple dances Argentine Tango. ... Kitagawa Utamaro, Flowers of Edo: Young Womans Narrative Chanting to the Samisen, ca. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ...


In other media

Anjelica Houston as Morticia in The Addams Family film (1991).
Anjelica Houston as Morticia in The Addams Family film (1991).

Morticia was portrayed by Carolyn Jones in the TV series of the 1960s and by Anjelica Huston in "The Addams Family" film (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993). Daryl Hannah played Morticia in the 1998 film Addams Family Reunion. Ellie Harvie played Morticia in the revival series, The New Addams Family. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 — August 3, 1983) was an American actress, she is best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... The Addams Family is a black comedy film based on the characters, The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Addams Family Values (1993) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated sequel to the 1991 comedy The Addams Family. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... The Addams Family Reunion was the third movie of The Addams Family series, released in 1998. ... Ellie Harvie is a Canadian actress born in Belleville, Ontario who is best known for playing Dr. Lindsey Novak in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. ... The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ...



The Addams Family
Characters
Gomez Addams | Morticia Addams | Pugsley Addams | Wednesday Addams | Uncle Fester | Grandmama | Lurch | Thing | Cousin Itt
TV
The Addams Family | 1972 animated series | 1992 animated series | The New Addams Family
Films
The Addams Family (1991) | Addams Family Values (1993) | Addams Family Reunion (1998)
Games
Fester's Quest (1989) | The Addams Family (pinball) (1991) | The Addams Family (1992) | The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (1993) | Addams Family Values (1994) | Addams Family (1994)

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The Addams Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3652 words)
Addams was noted for his morbid sense of humor, and over the years various bizarre people and creatures who lived in a huge decaying Second Empire house became recurring characters.
Morticia and Gomez summon him by means of a bell pull in the form of a hangman's noose which produces a crashing gong that shakes the house, to which Lurch responds instantly with "You rang?" He is also very adept at playing the harpsichord.
Morticia is the matriarch of the Addams Family, serving as its heart and soul.
Thing (Addams Family) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
Thing was a fictional character in the television series The Addams Family (1964-66), the revived series The New Addams Family (1998), and in the related movies The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).
Among Thing's many useful roles are fetching the mail, handing cigars to Gomez Addams and then lighting them, changing the channel on the Addams TV set, holding Morticia Addams's wool while she knits and turning over records on the phonograph (particularly when Gomez and Morticia dance the tango).
Morticia is always very appreciative of Thing's services, and her frequent "Why thank you, Thing" is one of the best known lines of the series.
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