Sunday, October 13, 2013

Morticia Addams

Morticia Addams
Morticia A. Addams is the fictional mother of The Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Addams and based on his first wife Barbara. Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday, Pugsley and Pubert Addams. The character originated in the Charles Addams cartoons for The New Yorker in the 1930s. In the cartoons, none of the family members had names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name "Morticia", implying "death".
The Addams Family
Morticia is described as a vamp; she is slim, with extremely pale skin and long flowing straight black hair. She commonly wears black dresses to match her hair, tightly form fitting, with a hobble skirt. According to Wednesday, Morticia applies baking powder to her face instead of actual makeup.

Morticia Addams (portrayed by Carolyn Jones)
Morticia was portrayed by Carolyn Jones in the television series of the 1960s, and by Anjelica Huston in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993). Daryl Hannah played Morticia in the 1998 film, Addams Family Reunion. Ellie Harvie played Morticia in the revival series, The New Addams Family. In the first animated series made in 1973, Morticia was voiced by Janet Waldo. Jones also voiced this character in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies which featured the family. In the 1992 animated series, she was voiced by Nancy Linari. In the 2010 Broadway musical, Morticia was portrayed by Bebe Neuwirth. Brooke Shields replaced her in the role of Morticia on June 28, 2011.

Morticia Addams (portrayed by Anjelica Huston)
Morticia was also the inspiration for Walt Disney's duck-witch Magica De Spell, first designed and drawn by Carl Barks.

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