Addams, Charles (Samuel)


Addams, Charles (Samuel)
born Jan. 7, 1912, Westfield, N.J., U.S.
died Sept. 29, 1988, New York, N.Y.

U.S. cartoonist.

He worked briefly as a commercial artist before selling his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1933. He became famous for darkly humorous cartoons depicting morbid behaviour by sinister-looking characters, especially a family of ghouls whose activities travestied those of a conventional family; in one popular image, they prepare to pour boiling oil on a group of Christmas carolers. These evolved into The Addams Family, a 1960s television series that generated two Hollywood films.

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