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Julie Newmar ACTOR

Julie Newmar was born on August 16th, 1933 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Julia Chatlene Newmeyer.  Her mother, Helen was a star of the Follies during the 1920's and her father, Don played professional football with the LA Buccaneers. 
As a young girl, she began taking piano and dance lessons, mainly focusing on classical ballet.  After graduating early from John Marshall High School, she first toured Europe wit her family dancing before settling back in Los Angeles and performing with the LA Opera.
Along with working as a dancer, she also attended UCLA to study piano, philosophy and French.  Newmar then decided to travel to New York and see if she could work on a number of stage productions.  It did not take long before she was appearing on Broadway in such productions as, "Silk Stockings", "Li'l Abner" and "The Marriage Go-Round".
Julie made the transition to working as a television actress with ease appearing on such shows as, "Twilight Zone" (1959), "My Living Doll" (1964), "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1966) and she portrayed Catwoman in, "Batman" (1966-1967).
Along with her television work she continued working as a stage actress appearing in such plays as, "Damn Yankees" and "Dames Sea".  She remained making guest appearances throughout her career on such series as, "Fantasy Island", "Get Smart", "Bewitched", "Columbo", "Route 66", "Love, American Style", "The Love Boat", "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "CHiPs".
In addition to television roles she appeared in a number of films over the course of her career in the industry such as, "The Band Wagon" (1953) starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Ava Gardner and Oscar Lavant, "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954) starring Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Bancroft, Debra Paget, Richard Egan, Jeff York, Michael Rennie and in clips from "The Robe", Woody Strode, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, "The Rookie" (1959) starring with Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall and Joe Besser, "For Love or Money" (1963) starring alongside Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter, Gig Young, William Bendix, Leslie Parrish, Dick Sargent and William Windom, "Mackenna's Gold" (1969) starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas, Ted Cassidy, Burgess Meredith, Raymond Massey, Lee J. Cobb, Edward G. Robinson, Keenan Wynn and Camilla Sparv, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!" (1995) starring Patrick Swayze, Stockard Channing, John Leguizamo and Wesley Snipes, "If..Dog..Rabbit" (1999) starring Matthew Modine and David Keith and "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt" (2003) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as themselves and Frank Gorshin and Lee Meriwether.
Along with an acting career she was also a very intelligent lady and developed an invention called, "Nudemar" which was a type of pantyhose that provided fanny support.  She also began working in real estate. 
Newmar married only one time to J. Holt Smith in 1977 and they had one son, John who was born with down syndrome as well as being deaf.  The marriage ended in divorce in 1983.
In 2008 she was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease which is a disease having to do with nerves normally an inherited neurological disorder that currently has no cure.   

2010   Batman: The Brave and the Bold

2006   According to Jim 

1999   If... Dog... Rabbit 

1998   Maggie 

1997   Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny

1996   Oblivion 2: Backlash 

1994   Oblivion

1993   King B: A Life in the Movies 

1990   Nudity Required 

1989   Ghosts Can't Do It

1989   Cyber-C.H.I.C. 

1988   Dance Academy

1988   Deep Space 

1985   Evils of the Night

1985   Streetwalkin' 

1984   High School U.S.A.

1984   Love Scenes

1983   Hart to Hart

1983   Hysterical 

1983   Fantasy Island 

1982   CHiPs

1982   The Powers of Matthew Star

1980   Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

1979   The Love Boat

1978   Jason of Star Command

1977   Terraces

1976   The Bionic Woman

1976   Monster Squad

1975   McMillan & Wife 

1975   Wide World Mystery

1974   Fools, Females and Fun 

1973   Columbo 

1972   A Very Missing Person 

1970-1972  Love, American Style

1971   Bewitched 

1971   The Feminist and the Fuzz

1970   Up Your Teddy Bear

1970   McCloud 

1970   NBC Children's Theatre

1969   The Maltese Bippy 

1969   Mackenna's Gold 

1969   It Takes a Thief

1968   Get Smart

1967   Star Trek

1967   The Monkees

1966-1967  Batman

1966   F Troop 

1966   The Beverly Hillbillies 

1965   Vacation Playhouse

1964-1965  My Living Doll

1964   The Greatest Show on Earth 

1963   For Love or Money 

1963   Twilight Zone 

1962   Route 66

1961   The Defenders 

1961   The Marriage-Go-Round 

1960   Adventures in Paradise 

1959   The Rookie 

1959   Li'l Abner

1957   The Phil Silvers Show 

1954   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 

1954   Demetrius and the Gladiators 

1953   The Eddie Cantor Story

1953   Slaves of Babylon 

1953   The Band Wagon 

1953   The Farmer Takes a Wife 

1953   Serpent of the Nile

1953   The I Don't Care Girl 

1952   Just for You 

1952   She's Working Her Way Through College 

Matinee Classics - Batman and Robin starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt
Matinee Classics - For Love or Money starring Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar,  William Bendix, Leslie Parrish,  Dick Sargent, William Windom, and  Billy Halop

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