Thursday, January 21, 2010

What 100 Stars Want in 1956 - Nick Adams


Nick Adams seems like a quite tragic figure, having passing away from a drug overdose. He was a good friend of James Dean. He is pictured above in 1956 with mementos from James Dean. Nick Adams wishes for 1956 were:
  • As a person I would like to find some way to thank all the people who have been so wonderful to me during the past years and have made my dreams come true.
  • As a performer I would like to continue to be honest and sincere in my interpretation of any roles assigned to me. I want to be respected not only as a comedian but also as a dramatic actor.
  • As a citizen I would like to visit and talk to juvenile delinquents in reform schools and try to get across to them that they can make something of themselves. I would especially like to help boys who are convinced that they are bad and that there is no help for their future.
I sure hope he was able to speak to juvenile delinquents and import them with hope for the future, but I have no idea if that happened. Wonderful wishes.
Up next - Lana Turner & Lex Barker as well as William Bishop

1 comment:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm trying to think if I've ever heard of Nick Adams but I don't think so. There surely were a lot of tragedies for many young actors in the 50's and 60's. I think Sal Mineo was another of the young male actors who died (murdered?) at an awfully young age. Interesting Hollywood history...as always! Thanks for sharing!

(Speaking of James Dean, one of my best friends was in the film "Rebel Without A Cause" - she played one of the teenagers in the "chicken" scene. Now that was/is a classic!)

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