Jayne Meadows Biography
Birthday: September 27, 1919 (Libra)
Born In: Wuchang District, Wuhan, China
Jayne Meadows was an American television, film and theatre actress, best known for her partnership, both onscreen and off-screen with her husband, Steve Allen. She won many awards and was nominated for three Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award throughout her six-decade career. She also received many Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from myriad universities. Meadows was an author of many columns, plays and books, one of which won her the ‘American Book Award’. As an actress, she had a glamorous Broadway comedy career from which she moved on to star in films alongside Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, etc. Her quick wit and infectious laughter on television game shows like ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ made her a household name. She worked on several prime-time shows and TV movies with Steve Allen like the much admired ‘Meeting of Minds’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. She was politically active too, but retired from all public life after injuries and illness took a toll on her health.