Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92

Julie Adams, an actress best known for playing the damsel in distress in the 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Sunday at age 92, according to her official website.Guillermo del Toro, whose 2017 Oscar winner “The Shape of Water” was inspired by the Universal cult classic, paid tribute to Adams online.

“I mourn Julie Adams passing.

It hurts in a place deep in me, where monsters swim.”During her long career in Hollywood, Adams starred opposite Rock Hudson in 1953’s “Lawless Breed,” Van Helfin in 1953’s “Wings of the Hawk” and Elvis Presley in “Tickle Me” and Dennis Hopper in 1971’s “The Last Movie.”Her most recent film credit was a voiceover in Roman Polanski’s 2011 drama “Carnage.”The Iowa native also had a long career in television, notably playing the

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