Thu, 10/16/2008

Archive Interviewee Edie Adams has Died

We're sad to report that legendary stage, screen and television performer Edie Adams died Wednesday at the age of 81. She was interviewed by the Archive of American Television in 1999. We last saw her in June of 2007 when she helped us celebrate the Archive's 10th Anniversary. Edie truly supported our mission and was very active in making sure that Ernie Kovacs' legacy as a television pioneer were properly preserved. She will be missed.

Here's her full obituary from the CBS News.

Watch her full Archive of American Television interview here.

Below is one of her famous commercials as the Muriel Cigar girl.