Academy Award-nominated actor Nick Adams led a troubled life after clawing his way up from the bottom. His service with the Coast Guard set him up for success. Nick Adams, U.S. Coast Guard (1952-1954) Nick Adams, of the US Coast Guard between 1952 and 1954, came from humble beginnings to try and make a Hollywood star of himself. Cohort of James Dean and Elvis Presley, Adams also came to an unfortunate end chasing their caliber of fame. Nevertheless, he was a dutiful member of the Coast Guard...

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