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Jayne Meadows (born Jane Meadows Cotter; September 27, 1919 – April 26, 2015), also known as Jayne Meadows-Allen, was an American stage, film and television actress, as well as an author and lecturer. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards during her career and was the elder sister of actress and memoirist Audrey Meadows.

Meadows' most famous movies include: Undercurrent, Song of the Thin Man, David and Bathsheba, Lady in the Lake, Enchantment.

Among her earliest television appearances, Meadows played reporter Helen Brady in the 1953 Suspense episode F.O.B. Vienna. She was a regular panelist on the original version of I've Got a Secret and an occasional panelist on What's My Line?. She also appeared on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood. Prior to Allen's death in 2000, the couple made several television appearances together; in 1998 they played an argumentative elderly couple in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. In 1999, the couple made their last joint TV appearance in the Diagnosis: Murder episode The Roast, which marked Steve Allen's final screen appearance. She also appeared in City Slickers.

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Jayne Meadows (born Jane Meadows Cotter; September 27, 1919 – April 26, 2015), also known as Jayne Meadows-Allen, was an American stage, film and television actress, as well as an author and lecturer. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards during her career and was the elder sister of actress and memoirist Audrey Meadows.

Meadows' most famous movies include: Undercurrent, Song of the Thin Man, David and Bathsheba, Lady in the Lake, Enchantment.

Among her earliest television appearances, Meadows played reporter Helen Brady in the 1953 Suspense episode F.O.B. Vienna. She was a regular panelist on the original version of I've Got a Secret and an occasional panelist on What's My Line?. She also appeared on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood. Prior to Allen's death in 2000, the couple made several television appearances together; in 1998 they played an argumentative elderly couple in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. In 1999, the couple made their last joint TV appearance in the Diagnosis: Murder episode The Roast, which marked Steve Allen's final screen appearance. She also appeared in City Slickers.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1919-09-27

Day of Death 2015-04-26

Place of Birth Wu-ch'ang, Heilongjiang, China

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Jane Meadows Allen
  • Jayne Meadows Allen
  • Mrs. Steve Allen

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 The Story of Us as Dot
1995 High Society (13 episodes) as Alice Morgan
1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold as Mitch's Mother
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode) as Mrs. Cochran
1992 The Player as Jayne Meadows
1991 City Slickers as MItch's Mom
1991 Sisters (1 episode) as Ida Benbow
1990 Murder by Numbers as Pamela
1986 A Masterpiece of Murder as Matilda Hussey
1985 Alice in Wonderland (2 episodes) as Queen of Hearts
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode) as Vi
1984 The Ratings Game as Jayne Meadows
1983 It's Not Easy (10 episodes) as Ruth Long
1982 Miss All-American Beauty as Gertrude Hunnicutt
1982 St. Elsewhere (2 episodes)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1981 Aloha Paradise (1 episode)
1980 Enos (1 episode)
1980 The Gossip Columnist as Jayne Meadows
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (2 episodes)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Gwen Finley (1 episode) as Gertrude Benson (1 episode) as Myrna Foster
1977 Meeting of Minds (16 episodes)
1976 The Nancy Walker Show (1 episode)
1976 Norman... Is That You? as Adele Hobart
1976 James Dean as Reva Randall
1976 The Practice (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1972 Temperatures Rising (1 episode) as Miss Brandon
1969 Medical Center (74 episodes) as Nurse Chambers
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 The Outsider - 1968 (1 episode) as LIl
1960 College Confidential as Betty Duquesne
1959 It Happened to Jane as Jayne Meadows
1958 The Ann Sothern Show (1 episode) as Liza Vincent
1956 New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' as Host
1956 The Steve Allen Show (8 episodes) as Various
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode) as Herself
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Jean Fletcher
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode) as Herself
1952 I've Got a Secret (328 episodes) as Panelist
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Anna Ella Carroll (1 episode) as Rita
1951 David and Bathsheba as Michal
1951 The Fat Man as Jane Adams
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1 episode)
1950 Your Show of Shows (1 episode) as Various
1950 What's My Line? (10 episodes) as Herself - Panelist (5 episodes) as Herself - Mystery Guest
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 Suspense (1 episode) as Helen Brady
1948 Enchantment as Selina Dane
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Leslie
1948 The Luck of the Irish as Frances Augur
1947 Song of the Thin Man as Janet Thayar
1947 Dark Delusion as Mrs. Selkirk
1946 Lady in the Lake as Mildred Haveland
1946 Undercurrent as Sylvia Burton

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