November 28, 2010

Veteran film and television actress Betty May Adams grew up in Little Rock (Pulaski County) and attended Little Rock Junior College, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 1946, she moved to California to pursue acting, landing her first role as an uncredited actress in the 1949 film Red, Hot and Blue. By 1954, movie producers had changed her name to Julia and cast her in what would become her best-known film, the 3-D classic, Creature from the Black Lagoon. This photo is a publicity still for that movie. Approximately a year later, her name was changed to Julie. She has appeared in more than 100 films and television productions.

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