Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Walking Through the Meadows Today

"Jayne Meadows, 95; versatile actress, television fixture" by Michael Pollak New York Times  April 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Jayne Meadows, a glamorous redheaded actress who starred on Broadway, in the movies, and on television, but who was probably best known for her 46-year role as Steve Allen’s wife, business partner, and frequent costar, died Sunday at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 95.

Ms. Meadows was never as well known as her younger sister, Audrey, who played Alice Kramden on the now-classic Jackie Gleason sitcom “The Honeymooners.” But she was a versatile and accomplished actress in her own right and a familiar presence on television for years, in dramatic productions, prime-time series, and game shows.

She was born Jayne Meadows Cotter on Sept. 27, 1919, in Wuchang, China, where her father, Francis James Meadows Cotter, and her mother, the former Ida Miller Taylor, were Episcopal missionaries. The family moved back to the United States in 1927, and after attending a girls’ boarding school with her sister, she went to New York to be an actress....


I'm going to head over to our very own today to enjoy the good weather. Sorry.