Cecily Adams
Birth:   Feb. 6, 1958
Death:   Mar. 3, 2004
Noted Actress, acting coach, casting director, and daughter of television star, Don Adams, who gained fame for his role as 'Agent Maxwell Smart' on the 1960s television series, "Get Smart." Cecily Adams achieved international star-status in her own right in the 1990s, as the feisty MOOGIE, mother of QUARK,  on the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also performed improv at the "Groundlings" and at the "Acme Theater Company," in Hollywood, and appeared in numerous stage productions at Theater West in LA.. 

As a film actress Adams starred in the feature film, "little secrets" (1991), as well as appearing in roles in the TV Movies "Ordeal In The Arctic" (1993), and "Get Smart Again!" (1989).  She appeared as a guest on numerous television series, such as "Jenny," "The Equalizer," "Home Improvement," "Murder One," and "Party Of Five." 

Adams was a true "Renaissance Woman" of the performing arts in Los Angeles, combining her passion for acting with teaching classes in cold readings, as an acting coach, and as the Casting Director for films such as, "American Heart" (1992), "little secrets" (1991), "Edge Of Honor" (1991), "The Forgotten One" (1990), and the television shows, "Eerie, Indiana," "That 80s Show," "That 70s Show," "Lost On Earth," "3rd Rock From The Sun," and "Bone Chillers," among many others.

Cecily Adams was married to actor Jim Beaver on May 7, 1989, and on August 19, 2001 had a daughter, Madeline Rose. 

Her husband Jim was with Cecily at the moment of her passing from lung cancer, just as he had been with Cecily at every other moment for 19 years. Jim has been Cecily's loving friend and husband for 19 years on this earth, and eternally into the hereafter.





















To my dearest friend in life:  I will always love you, Cec, with all my heart and soul. Jim, your family, and your close friends will all make certain that Maddie is raised just as you would have wanted, and that she will know everything about the wonderful person whom she knows as "Mama".
- Mark Sobel, 3/7/04



Daughter of "Get Smart" star Don Adams (I) and singer Adelaide Adams, sister of actress Stacey Adams (I). Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and Beverly Hills, CA. Educated at University of California at Irvine. Noted casting director and acting coach as well as actress.


Casting Director - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s)

  1. Home Room (2002)
  2. "That '80s Show" (2002) TV Series
  3. "That '70s Show" (1998) TV Series
  4. "Lost on Earth" (1997) TV Series
  5. "Bone Chillers" (1996) TV Series
  6. "Not Necessarily the Election" (1996) TV Series
  7. "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996) TV Series
    ... aka "3rd Rock" (1996) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Life As We Know It" (1996)
  8. American Heart (1992)
  9. Edge of Honor (1991)
  10. Little Secrets (1991/I)
  11. "Eerie, Indiana" (1991) TV Series
  12. Forgotten One, The (1990)
  13. Defense Play (1988)
  14. Destroyer (1988)
    ... aka Edison Effect, The (1988)
    ... aka Shadow of Death (1988)
  15. Sweet Revenge (1987)


Actress - filmography
(1990s) (1980s)

  1. "Cleghorne!" (1995) TV Series .... Gina
  2. Ordeal in the Arctic (1993) (TV) .... Captain Judy Trepanier
  3. Little Secrets (1991/I) .... Roxanne
  4. Get Smart, Again! (1989) (TV) .... Customer


Miscellaneous crew - filmography
(1990s) (1980s)

  1. Reducing Stanley (1997) (casting consultant)
  2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (casting assistant)
  3. "Amerika" (1987) (mini) TV Series (casting assistant)


Notable TV guest appearances

  1. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) playing "Audience member"(uncredited) in episode: "What You Leave Behind" 6/2/1999
  2. "Total Recall 2070" (1999) playing "record's clerk" in episode: "Virtual Justice" (episode # 1.21) 6/1/1999
  3. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) playing "Ishka "Moogie"" in episode: "Profit and Lace" (episode # 6.23) 5/9/1998
  4. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) playing "Ishka "Moogie"" in episode: "Magnificent Ferengi, The" (episode # 6.10) 12/27/1997
  5. "Jenny" (1997) playing "Mother" in episode: "Girl's Gotta Deck the Halls, A" (episode # 1.7) 12/15/1997
  6. "Murphy Brown" (1988) playing "Ann Dunne, Secretary #86" in episode: "Florence Night-en Corky" (episode # 10.5) 10/29/1997
  7. "Party of Five" (1994) in episode: "Past Imperfect" (episode # 4.2) 9/24/1997
  8. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) playing "Ishka "Moogie"" in episode: "Ferengi Love Songs (aka Of Love and Profit)" (episode # 5.20) 4/19/1997
  9. "Just Shoot Me" (1997) playing "Doris" in episode: "Secretary's Day" (episode # 1.3) 3/12/1997
  10. "Murder One" (1995) playing "Roberta Vogel" in episode: "Chapter Four, Year Two" (episode # 2.4) 11/7/1996
  11. "Home Improvement" (1991) playing "Dana" in episode: "Bachelor of the Year" (episode # 4.16) 2/7/1995
  12. "Courthouse" (1995)
  13. "Melrose Place" (1992) 1994
  14. "Unsolved Mysteries" (1987) 1993
  15. "Equal Justice" (1990) 1993
  16. "Equalizer, The" (1985) playing "Claudia" in episode: "Target of Choice" (episode # 3.21) 4/6/1988
  17. "Jake and the Fatman" (1987) playing "Receptionist"
  18. "Check It Out" (1985) 1986
  19. "Simon & Simon" (1981) playing "Muffin Goldstein" in episode: "Dead Letter File, The" (episode # 1.6) 1/5/1982

VARIETY      Mar 22 '04


Cecily Adams, actress, teacher and casting director, died March 3 in Los Angeles after a four-month battle with lung cancer. She was 46.

Best known for her recurring role as acerbic feminist Moogie on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," Adams also appeared on shows such as "Just Shoot Me," "Murder One," "Murphy Brown" and "Home Improvement."

Until her death, she served as casting director for "That '70s Show," following assignments casting series such as "Third Rock From the Sun" and "Eerie, Indiana" and features including "American Heart" and "Home Room."

Adams was the daughter of "Get Smart" star Don Adams and singer Adelaide Adams. A native of Queens, New York, she was raised in Silver Spring, Md., and Beverly Hills.

She attended Beverly Hills High and was a theater student at UC Irvine. Adams was a longtime member of Theater West, acting in and directed many plays. She studied improvisational comedy at the Groundlings and was a member of the Acme Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. She was also an acting coach.

Adams is survived by her husband, actor-director Jim Beaver; a daughter; brother Sean Adams; sisters Carolyn Steele, Christine Adams, Cathy Metchik, Paramount TV exec Stacey Adams and Beige Adams; and her parents.



Posted on Thu, Mar. 04, 2004

Actress Cecily Adams, Don Adams' daughter, dies at 39

Associated Press

Cecily Adams, an actress, casting director and the daughter of "Get Smart" television star Don Adams, has died of cancer, her agent said Thursday. She was 39.

Adams died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, five months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, said agent Bruce Tufeld. Her husband, actor Jim Beaver, was with her.

"She was a lovely, lovely girl," Tufeld said. "We were all destroyed by it."

Adams appeared in the 1990s syndicated series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" as the character Ishka and has guest roles in a variety of TV shows including "Just Shoot Me," "Murphy Brown" and "Party of Five."

She concentrated on casting in recent years and "was great with actors because she was an actor," Tufeld said. She was working on Fox's "That '70s Show" at the time of her death.

"She was a fighter. She worked up until the end," Tufeld said.

Adams was born in Queens, N.Y. Her mother, Adelaide Adams, was a singer. Don Adams gained fame as bumbling agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s spy spoof "Get Smart."

Cecily Adams married Jim Beaver, a TV and film actor, in 1989. The couple had a daughter, Maddie, now 2.

Cecily Adams also is survived by her parents and siblings, Tufeld said.

A Catholic Mass open to family and friends was to be held Friday, with a memorial service expected within a week or two, he said.