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us: Meadows, Jayne, 1919-


  • [Jayne Meadows was born to American missionaries in China in 1919 (though her birth date appears as 1920 or later in some sources). Her family returned to America in the early 1930s. She started acting on Broadway in 1941, then moved to film and television. She acted in both dramas and comedies, and also appeared in variety shows. She was a regular panelist on several game shows, including I've got a secret, from 1952-1967. She married actor-comedian Steve Allen in 1954, with whom she freqently performed and collaborated until his death in 2000. She is the older sister of the actress Audrey Meadows.]

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    • us: Cotter, Jayne, 1919-
    • us: Cotter, Jane, 1919-
    • us: Allen, Jayne Meadows, 1919-
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    • found: Everything you always wanted to know about home computers [SR] p1983: label (Jayne Meadows)
    • found: LC data base, 4/3/85 (hdg.: Meadows, Jayne, 1926-)
    • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's companion, 12th ed. (Meadows, Jayne, 1926- ; aka Jayne Cotter; actress)
    • found: LC data base, April 18, 2014 (hdg.: Meadows, Jayne, 1920-)
    • found: IMDb, April 18, 2014 (Jayne Meadows; b. Sept. 27, 1920, Wuchang, China; birth name: Jane Meadows Cotter; lives in Encino, California)
    • found: NNDB: Jane Meadows, viewed May 18, 2007 (Jayne Meadows; b. Sept. 27, 1920, Wuchang, China)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 18, 2014 (Jayne Meadows; b. Sept. 27, 1919, Wuchang, China; American stage, film and television actress, author, and lecturer; birth name; Jane Meadows Cotter; also known as Jayne Meadows Allen)
    • found: United States Consular reports of births, 1910-1949, National Archives and Records Administration, viewed online at Ancestry.com, April 18, 2014 (Jane Cotter; b. Sep. 27, 1919 in Wuchang, China)
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    • [Jayne Meadows was born to American missionaries in China in 1919 (though her birth date appears as 1920 or later in some sources). Her family returned to America in the early 1930s. She started acting on Broadway in 1941, then moved to film and television. She acted in both dramas and comedies, and also appeared in variety shows. She was a regular panelist on several game shows, including I've got a secret, from 1952-1967. She married actor-comedian Steve Allen in 1954, with whom she freqently performed and collaborated until his death in 2000. She is the older sister of the actress Audrey Meadows.]
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