Las Vegas Nevada
PERRY SHEEHAN ADAIR Perry Sheehan Adair passed away peacefully and suddenly March 6, 2017. She was born Margaret Sheehan in Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from St. Brendan's Diocesan High School and business college, she began her professional career as a John Robert Powers model in New York City. She moved to Hollywood in 1949 and, after several small acting roles at RKO, Columbia and Paramount Pictures, landed an acting contract with MGM in 1950. Under contract to MGM for the next seven years, Perry was featured in over 50 films with the major stars of that time. She was the official pin-up girl for the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and a model for Max Factor cosmetics. Perry moved to Las Vegas in 1957 to marry Dunes Hotel and Casino co-owner, J. Carlton Adair. At the Dunes, she produced, wrote and starred in "Noon at the Dunes," a talk show broadcast live daily from the Dunes Hotel. Her daily television show was later broadcast from Channel 8 as the Perry Sheehan Adair Show. Her career in film, television and commercials spanned over four decades. She was very involved in the Screen Actors Guild for many years, devoting countless hours to the Guild and serving as President of the Nevada Branch and as a member of the National Board of Directors. In years past, Perry was also active in numerous charitable organizations, including as a director of Opportunity Village, a charter member and officer of the Assistance League of Las Vegas, a director of St. Jude's Women's Auxiliary, President of St. Anne's Hospital Auxiliary (Los Angeles) and with the Mesquite Club, among others. She was preceded in death by her beloved and devoted husband, J. Carlton Adair; and sister, Esther Tansey. She is survived by her daughters, Susan and Valerie Adair; sister, Emily Arena; two nieces; a nephew; and numerous grand and great nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled.
ADAIR, Perry Sheehan
Born: 1922, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 3/6/2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Perry Sheehan Adair’s western – actress:
The Electric Horseman – 1979 (Mrs. George Phillips)