1912 – Born in Westfield, New Jersey; birth of an American cartoonist who mastered on macabre humor in which humanoid monsters were shown in everyday situations
1935 – His cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker magazine
1942 – Published cartoon in Drawn and Quartered
1964-1966 – The Addams Family television series began after David Levy, a television producer, approached Addams with an offer to create it with a little help from the humorist. All Addams had to do was give his characters names and more characteristics for the actors to use in portrayals. The series ran on ABC for two seasons.
-He drew more than 1,300 cartoons over the course of his life. Those that didn’t appear in The New Yorker were often in Collier’s and TV Guide.
1970 – My Crowd
1981 – Creature Comforts
1988 – Died on September 29
Addams was distantly related to John Adams and John Quincy Adams, despite the different spellings of their last names, and was a first cousin twice removed to Jane Addams, the noted social reformer.