Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Addamses in:
 • Charles Addams Estate Grounds
 • Sagaponack
 • Suffolk County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Charles Samuel Addams
Birth: Jan. 7, 1912
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1988
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

Cartoonist. Born the only child of Grace Spears and Charles Huy Addams in Westfield, New Jersey, he attended Westfield High School, where he was the art editor for the ‘Weather Vane'. He attended Colgate University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City, but refused to graduate from any of them. His work made its first appearance in ‘The New Yorker' magazine in February, 1932, by 1940 he was offered a full-time position at the magazine at an initial thirty-five dollars per cartoon. In 1937, the first so-called "Addams Family" cartoon appeared. His recurring, and as yet nameless, characters were appreciated by television producer David Levy, and Addams was approached about using his characters in a television show. Addams agreed, and finally named the characters. On September 18, 1964 the television show "The Addams Family" premiered, and he received $1000 a week for the use of his characters. The show would run for only two years but it spawned two cartoon series, and two successful motion pictures. Best selling collections of Addams' drawings were published periodically and included ‘Drawn & Quartered' in 1942; ‘Afternoon in the Attic' in 1950; ‘Nightcrawler' in 1957; ‘Dear Dead Days' in 1959; ‘Black Maria' in 1960; ‘The Groaning Board' in 1964; ‘The Charles Addams Mother Goose' in 1967; ‘Favorite Haunts in' 1977; and ‘Creature Comforts' in 1981. He continued drawing cartoons; over 1300 in all, until his death at 76 from a heart attack. A cartoon ran after his death depicting his Addams Family standing vigil before his grave while Addams crawled out the other side. A Charles Addams Art Scholarship was founded in 1991. The main branch of the New York Public Library has a Charles Addams Gallery on the third floor. His thirteenth collection of cartoons 'The Addams Family Album' was published posthumously in 1991. (bio by: Iola) 
Charles Addams Estate Grounds
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Ashes buried in family pet cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: not a top contributor
Record added: Sep 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7818711
Charles Samuel Addams
Added by: Ron Moody
Charles Samuel Addams
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jim Davis
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Cindy
 Added: Sep. 28, 2017
29 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 25, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Sep. 22, 2017
There are 261 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 92 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service