Carolyn Jones
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Carolyn Sue Jones (1930 - 1983)

Carolyn Sue Jones
Born in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1930s - unknown)] and [private sister (1930s - unknown)]
Wife of — married about 20 Jun 1949 (to before 1953) in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USAmap
Wife of — married 1953 (to 1964) [location unknown]
Wife of — married 1968 (to 1977) [location unknown]
Wife of [private husband (1920s - unknown)]
Died in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2014
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Carolyn Jones was an American actress and singer.[1]

Carolyn Sue Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas.[2][3][4] Her father Julius Alfred Jones abandoned Carolyn and her mother, Chloe Southern as well as Carolyn's sister, forcing them to move into her grandparents' home.[5]

Carolyn's first husband was Don Donaldson, a fellow actor in the Pasadena Playhouse.[6]

In 1953, Carolyn married producer Aaron Spelling. They were married until 1964.[7] While married to him, she converted to Judaism.[6]

In 1968, Carolyn married Herbert Greene.[7] They split in 1977.[6]

Carolyn's fourth husband was Peter Bailey-Britton. They married on 25 Sep 1982 and were married until her death in 1983.[8][7]

Carolyn had no children.

Carolyn wanted to act from an early age, starting in public school.[7] She lied about her age and to enter the Pasadena Playhouse.[7] Carolyn's first film was in 1952 titled The Turning Point.[8] She is best known for her portrayal of Morticia Addams in the Charles Addams' television show The Addams Family which was only one of her 97 acting credits.[9][8] In the show, she also played her own sister, Ophelia Frump. Fellow cast members included John Astin, Blossom Rock, Lisa Loring, Ken Weatherwax, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy and Felix Silla. She continued acting throughout her life, until her illness set in.[8]

Carolyn's life was cut short by cancer.[8] She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1981 which was treated into a period of apparent remission in 1982, but it returned and was responsible for her death August 3, 1983 in West Hollywood, California.[10][3][4][8][3]


  1. Carolyn Jones
  2. "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 Oct 2014), Cloe Jeanette Southern in entry for Carolyn Sue Jones, 28 Apr 1930; citing Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, certificate 37546, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2139151.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 October 2019), memorial page for Carolyn Jones (28 Apr 1930–3 Aug 1983), Find A Grave: Memorial #1427, citing Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  4. 4.0 4.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Carolyn Jones, Aug 1983; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  5. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Carolyn Sue Jones in household of Charles W Baker, Amarillo, Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 188-32, sheet 7B, line 48, family 158, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4124.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Life and Times of Hollywood
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Carolyn Jones, actress in 'The Addams Family', Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, 4 Aug 1983, page 4
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Miami Herald, The (Florida) 04 August 1983, obit for FILM, TV ACTRESS CAROLYN JONES, 54, ( : accessed 24 October 2019) She was buried in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park.
  9. IMDB
  10. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Carolyn Sue Jones, 03 Aug 1983; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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Carolyn Jones is my 9th cousin, once removed!!
Carolyn Jones is my 11th cousin.
posted by E J (Narramore) Gooden
Carolyn Jones is my 10th cousin once removed. She was a great actress, she was the best Morticia Addams. I loved the show The Addams family.
posted by Steven Losey
Hi there profile managers!

We plan on featuring Carolyn as the Example Profile of the Week in the Connection finder on October 30th. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. I will check on the profile closer to the week we'll feature it and make changes as necessary.

Thanks! Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann