Cecily Adams

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Cecily Adams

Cecily Adams
Born(1958-02-06)February 6, 1958
Jamaica, Queens, New York
DiedMarch 3, 2004(2004-03-03) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActress, casting director, acting coach, lyricist
Years active1982–2004
Home townSilver Spring, Maryland
SpouseJim Beaver
(m. 1989–2004; her death)
Children1
 
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Cecily Adams

Cecily Adams
Born(1958-02-06)February 6, 1958
Jamaica, Queens, New York
DiedMarch 3, 2004(2004-03-03) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActress, casting director, acting coach, lyricist
Years active1982–2004
Home townSilver Spring, Maryland
SpouseJim Beaver
(m. 1989–2004; her death)
Children1

Cecily April Adams (February 6, 1958 – March 3, 2004) was an American actress, casting director, and lyricist.

Adams was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of comic actor Don Adams and singer Adelaide Efantis. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and Beverly Hills, California, attending Beverly Hills High School and the University of California at Irvine. She acted in high school and college and in 1983 joined the prestigious Hollywood theatre company Theatre West.

Adams is well known to fans of Star Trek for portraying Ishka (also known as "Moogie"), mother of the Ferengi brothers Rom and Quark in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Adams was in fact over nine years younger than Armin Shimerman, the actor who portrayed her son Quark, and was heavily made up to appear as an older Ferengi woman. She was a popular figure not only on the show but in personal appearances at various Star Trek functions and conventions.

She appeared in guest roles on a variety of TV shows including Just Shoot Me!, Murphy Brown, and Party of Five, and with her father in his TV series Check It Out! and TV movie Get Smart Again. Adams played a lead role in the 1991 independent feature film little secrets. She was also a talented lyricist and with her collaborator David Burke wrote pop songs as well as commercial jingles and TV theme songs.

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Personal life

Adams's sister is the actress/TV executive Stacey Adams. Cecily Adams was married to actor/writer Jim Beaver in 1989; their daughter Madeline was born in 2001. Adams died of lung cancer on March 3, 2004, at the age of 46, in Los Angeles. Her husband's memoir, Life's That Way, details her last few months. She was cremated and her ashes scattered at Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California, and at Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, California.[1]

Filmography

Film

Television

Deep Space Nine appearances

References

  1. ^ Beaver, Jim, Life's That Way. Putnam/Penguin Publishers, 2009

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