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Stanley Adams

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first names. In other words, most of his roles were rather small. On television, conversely, he proved himself quite a scene-stealer, particularly in the 1960's and early 70's, when his face appeared on just about every major show. He was at his best as pool hustler Sure-shot Wilson in an episode of The Odd Couple (1970), Rollo, a quirky time-traveling scientist on Twilight Zone (1959), and - famously - as 'asteroid detecting', tribble dealing galactic entrepreneur Cyrano Jones on Star Trek (1966). Alas, he was also a space carrot named Tybo on Lost in Space (1965).... His suicide in April 1977 has been attributed to severe depression as a result of a back injury, sustained earlier in the decade. Apart from the obvious pain, it would almost certainly have limited his employment opportunities. Date of Death 27 April 1977, Santa Monica, California  (suicide)

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Apr 7, 1915 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Atomic Kid 1954-12-08
Latest Project:
Movie Dixie Dynamite 1976-05-13
Known For
Movie Dixie Dynamite Dade McCrutchen 1976-05-13
Movie Act of Vengeance Bernie / Foul Mouth 1974-01-02
Series Thicker than Water 1973-06-13
Movie The Norliss Tapes Truck Driver 1973-02-21
Movie The Clones Carl Swafford 1973-08-01
Movie The Night Stalker Fred Hurley 1972-01-11
Movie Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask Stomach Operator 1972-08-06
Movie Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns Granger 1971-07-01
Movie The Seven Minutes Irwin Blair 1971-07-23
Movie Thunder Alley Mac Lunsford 1967-03-22
Movie Double Trouble Captain Roach 1967-04-05
Movie Death of a Salesman Stanley 1966-05-07
Movie Nevada Smith Storekeeper 1966-06-10
Movie Wild and Wonderful Mayor of Man La Loquet 1964-06-09
Movie A House Is Not a Home Harry 1964-08-12
Movie Lilies of the Field Juan 1963-06-04
Movie 13 West Street Joseph Finney 1962-02-23
Movie Requiem for a Heavyweight Perelli (as Stan Adams) 1962-10-16
Movie The Wizard of Baghdad Warden Kvetch 1961-03-03
Movie The Errand Boy Grumpy 1961-11-28
Movie Pirates of Tortuga Montbars 1961-10-02
Movie The Rat Race Cab Driver (uncredited) 1960-07-10
Movie One Foot in Hell Pete (uncredited) 1960-09-11
Movie North to Alaska Breezy 1960-11-07
Movie The Alphabet Conspiracy 1959-01-26
Movie High School Big Shot Harry March 1959-10-16
Movie North by Northwest Lieutenant Harding (uncredited) 1959-07-08
Movie I Married a Woman Cabbie 1958-03-01
Movie Trooper Hook Heathcliff 1957-07-12
Movie Valerie Dr. E. Jackson 1957-08-01
Movie Hell Ship Mutiny Roxy 1957-12-06
Movie Black Patch Professor Dudley - Drummer 1957-09-15
Movie Hell Bound Herbert Fay Jr. 1957-10-01
Movie The Bold and the Brave Master Sergeant 1956-01-04
Movie Calling Homicide Peter von Elda 1956-09-30
Movie Somebody Up There Likes Me Romolo's Attorney (uncredited) 1956-07-03
Movie The Atomic Kid Wildcat Hooper 1954-12-08
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