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1964 Auditions for The Addams Family

Cast of The Addams Family

 These 1964 photos are of auditions for the television series The Addams Family, which ran from 1964-1966. John Astin, who played patriarch Gomez Addams, was cast before the other characters, as a number of these photos show Astin reading lines with the actresses auditioning for the part of his wife, Morticia. Eventually, actress Carolyn Jones was chosen to play Morticia. Perhaps the other hopefuls should have spoken French to him?

A bit of trivia: according to the IMDb, the Addams were the first television family to have a home computer, which was a UNIVAC. See more photos from The Addams Family auditions here. 

Images: Life


Actress auditioning for the part of Morticia



Wednesday Addams hopefuls; Lisa Loring (l) was eventually cast

 
Pugsley Adddams wannabes; 
Ken Weatherwax (r) was cast

 
Man auditioning for the part of Lurch

 
John Astin with an actress auditioning for the part of Morticia


Another Lurch hopeful


Actress audiioning for the part of Grandmama Addams 


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In photo number 7, the second Lurch audition, judging by the facial features (particularly the nose), approximate age and height, that must be James Cromwell.
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