Edie Adams (born Elizabeth Edith Enke) is an American singer and light comedienne who was born on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Columbia School of Drama. She was "Miss U.S. Television" in 1950.
She began her career in television working with comedian Ernie Kovacs. They married on September 12, 1954, and remained together until his sudden death in a car accident on January 13, 1962. They had a daughter who was also killed in a car accident (in 1982). Kovacs was a noted cigar smoker, and Edie did TV commercials for Muriel Cigars, with the somewhat racy line at the time "Why don't you pick me up and smoke me some time?"
Edie Adams was married to Marty Mills from 1964 until their divorce. He was the father of her son, Josh Mills, her surviving child. Her most recent marriage was to noted trumpet player, Pete Candoli, from 1972 until their divorce in 1989. They toured and performed together, with Candoli serving has her music director.
She starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town (1953), as Eileen (My Sister Eileen) singing the famous duet "Ohio" with Rosalind Russel, and Li'l Abner (1956). She played "Miss Olsen" in the 1960 film comedy The Apartment and is one of the few surviving headliners from the all-star movie, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963).