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Don Adams — The star of the comedy world! Don Adams was born on April 13, 1923. He raised as a new talent after his appearance in “Get Smart” for five decades. Adams won three consecutive Emmy awards for this television series. He was famous as “Maxwell Smart” after his performance in the television series. He sometimes directs and wrote the episodes as well. Adam is also famous for his voice in certain animated series including “Inspector Gadget” and Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales. The approximate Don Adams Net Worth is $12 Million.

Net Worth – $12 Million
FullnameDonald James Yarmy
Date of BirthApril 13, 1923
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Work AsComedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Film Editor

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Don Adams Biography, Career History, and Personal Life

Early Life

Don Adams is the brother of a well-known actor, Dick Yarmy, with the real name Richard. Both were the kids of William Yarmy and his wife Consuelo. The mother had faith in Catholic and father with the Jewish faith, both were brought up with a religion of single parent. Adams was born in Manhattan and worked as theater usher after getting dropped out from  New York City’s DeWitt Clinton High School.

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Adams actively participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal, by joining marine crops. Later on, he contracted blackwater fever, thus he had to quit the service as the disease was found to be 90% lethal. Therefore, he was dislodged from the duty and remained hospitalized for more than one year. After he recovered, he worked as Marine Drill Instructor in United States.

Later on, he married Adelaide (Dell) Efantis, having four daughters together. Taking a stage they worked as Adelaide Adams. To support his family, Adams also worked as restaurant cashier and commercial artist part-time. His consistency is the main reason for Don Adams Net Worth today. When he got divorced, Don Adams continue his stage name as Adam.

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Career History

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One of the friends of Adams, Bill Dana wrote the comedy show, on that performance, he won  Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, this was the beginning of his television career in 1954.  Later in the 1950s, he appeared in “The Steve Allen Show”, where the Dana was again the part of the writing team. Later on, he appeared in a list of television shows, that didn’t help him to become popular instead he got fame due to “Get Smart”, the best comedy television series, from 1965 till 1970.

Adam also performed overnight in clubs and stages to earn his maximum income. His movies “The Nude Bomb” got flopped at the box office, although he had succeeded as a voice in “Inspector Gadget”. Later on, his main character in Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, made him very popular. There are ups and downs in his career but didn’t let himself down, thus got successful at the end.

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Personal Life

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Adams was married three times, with Adelaide Efantis, Dorothy Bracken, and Judy Luciano. His brother was an actor and his sister was a writer, Gloria Yarmy Burton. Adams has seven children, one of them is Cecily Adams who was an actress. She died at the age of 46 due to lungs cancer. One of his son, Sean Adams, also died at the age of 35 having a brain tumor.

Death History

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Adams was having a lung disease, lymphoma. He died at the age of 84 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angles. On September 25, 2005. He didn’t want a mournful funeral as he said to Agent 99 in “Get Smart“, saying “Get me back to life”. He is entombed at “Hollywood Forever Cemetery.”