March 9, 2004 by

Cecily Adams


Categories: Actors, Hollywood

cadams.jpgCecily April Adams, an actress and casting director, died on March 3 from lung cancer. She was 39.
Adams spent 20 years acting in TV shows like “Murphy Brown,” “Home Improvement” and “Party of Five.” But she was best known for appearing on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as Ishka, the mother of Ferengi bar owner, Quark.
Adams spent her final years running a casting agency. She worked as the casting assistant for the 1988 animated-live action film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and as the casting director on the TV sitcoms “That ’70s Show” and “3rd Rock From the Sun.”
The daughter of “Get Smart” star Don Adams, Cecily was married to Jim Beaver, an actor who recently appeared in the 2003 movie, “The Life of David Gale.”

6 Responses to Cecily Adams

  1. Jackie

    This is really terrible! I admit that her face is kind of vague in my memory but any death is a loss for mankind! I also didn’t know that Don Adams had a daughter (I guess I need to brush up on my trivia!)! As a mother who has buried a son, I can truly feel his pain and pray that God will give him strength to go on!!

  2. Mella

    I grew up in the same neighborhood as Cecily Adams, and hung around the same group of kids as she did. I don’t remember much about her, because I was several years older, but, I remember all my friends swearing that she was Don Adams’ daughter. I thought they, including Cecily, were pulling my leg.
    Since I heard about Mr. Adams’ death yesterday, my curiosity was renewed. I was amazed to find that she really was his daughter, and terribly saddend to hear of her death last year.
    To you, Cecily and Mr. Adams, may God bless, and hold you close.

  3. Nancy

    Cec .. Take good care of your Dad .. he was the BEST .. I remember when someone came up to you in D.C.? and asked you if anyone EVER told you that you looked exactly like Don Adams .. I miss you .. Everyone who knew you misses you and those who did not know you . missed a LOT .. You were a VERY special person .. I know you and your Dad will take care of each other. As it should be.
    I was lucky enough to work on “Get Smart” and then for Don for many years .. he was sooo talented .. creative .. BUT he WAS Maxwell Smart .. in real life .. But you know that ..

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