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Nick Adams (1931-1968)

Actor Nick Adams, whose real name was Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock, was born in Berwick, Pennsylvania.  He joined the Coast Guard in 1952 and served as a radio operator until 1955. 

He was a noted film and television actor, and gained considerable fame as the star of the television show "The Rebel" from 1959 to 1961.  While still in the Coast Guard he played the role of Seaman Reber in the 1955 film "Mister Roberts." 

He passed away in 1968.


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