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Adams, Tony 1953–

ADAMS, Tony 1953


PERSONAL


Full name, Anthony Patrick Adams; born February 15, 1953, in Dublin, Ireland; son of Charles (a contractor) and Teresa (maiden name, Fitzsimons) Adams; married second wife, Anne Runolfsson (an actress and singer), February 23, 1997; children: (first marriage) Andrew, Alister; (second marriage) Tess; some sources also cite a daughter Molly. Education: Attended Florida Atlantic University and Pepperdine University; received special training at Dublin Communication Centre.


Addresses: Office Blake Edwards Entertainment, 9336 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 902322628.


Career: Producer. Assistant to director John Boorman; associated with Burt Reynolds; Blake Edwards Entertainment, Culver City, CA, producer, beginning 1971; Blake Edwards Co., president, beginning 1988; Edwards/Adams Theatrical, president. Also owner of a discotheque; formerly worked as a public relations consultant and entertainment reporter. International Institute of Kidney Diseases, past chair; Operation California (humanitarian relief organization), member of board of trustees; Show Coalition, board member; Committee of Concern for Central America, member.


Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, Producers Guild of America.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nominations, 1979, for 10, and 1981, for S.O.B.; Golden Globe Award, Cesar Award from Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, and Golden David Award from David Di Donatello, all 1982, and Premio Sant Jordi de cinematografia de R.N.E., 1983, all for Victor/Victoria; President's Volunteer Action Award, 1983; Golden Globe Award, 1984, for Micki and Maude; nomination for Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


CREDITS

Film Producer:

(With Blake Edwards) 10, Warner Bros., 1979.

(With Edwards) S.O.B., Paramount, 1981.

(With Edwards) Victor/Victoria, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1982.

(With Edwards) Trail of the Pink Panther, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1982.

(With Edwards) Curse of the Pink Panther, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1983.

(With Edwards) The Man Who Loved Women, Columbia, 1983.

Micki and Maude (also known as Micki + Maude ), Columbia, 1984.

That's Life! (also known as Blake Edwards' That's Life! ), Columbia, 1986.

A Fine Mess (also known as Blake Edwards' A Fine Mess ), Columbia, 1987.

Blind Date (also known as Blake Edwards' Blind Date ), TriStar, 1988.

Sunset, TriStar, 1988.

Skin Deep, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Switch (also known as Blake Edwards' Switch ), Warner Bros., 1991.

Film Work; Other:

Associate producer, The Return of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1975.

Associate producer, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, United Artists, 1976.

Executive producer, Revenge of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1978.

Producer, Son of the Pink Panther (also known as Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther and Il figlio della pantera rosa ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1993.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, "Justin Case," The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1988.

Executive producer, Peter Gunn, ABC, 1989.


Also worked as producer of Because We Care.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer, "Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway," Great Performances, PBS, 1995.

Creator and executive producer, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, PBS, 1999.

Producer, Victor/Victoria, Bravo, 2000.

Producer, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, PBS, 2001.

Executive producer, The Lullaby of Broadway: Opening Night on 42nd Street, PBS, 2001.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Julie, ABC, 1992.

Stage Producer:

(And director) The English Can't Remember ... The Irish Can't Forget, Theatre at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1972.

(With Blake Edwards) Victor/Victoria (musical), Marquis Theatre, New York City, 19951997.

(With others) Minor Demons, Century Theatre for the Performing Arts, New York City, 1997.


Stage Producer; Major Tours:

Producer of major tours, including Julie Andrews's London concert and her U.S. and Japan tours, 197275.


RECORDINGS

Album Producer:

Julie Andrews Live in Concert, 1980.

WRITINGS

Plays:

The English Can't Remember ... The Irish Can't Forget, produced at Theatre at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1972.

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