Edie Adams was a Tony Award-winning actress and appeared in classic movies such as The Apartment and It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. She was one of the first women to produce and star in her own TV show, Here’s Edie, which aired in 1963. The variety show - which featured guests appearances from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Spike Jones, Peter Falk, Andre Previn, and more - lasted only one season but earned Adams multiple Emmy nominations and countless fans. Adams was also a preservationist, saving her late husband Ernie Kovacs’ archives from extinction as well as her own.
Head to The Library for the Performing Arts tonight for a conversation with Adams’ son Josh Mills, and Kovacs-Adams archivist Ben Model to learn more about her amazing career and see rare clips from Here’s Edie. More info here.