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Jayne Meadows

Actress/comedienne

Born - 27 September 1919, Wuchang, China
Died - 26 April 2015

Full-faced, titian-haired actress of cool personality, born (as Jayne Meadows Cotter) in China to American missionaries. Never more than a second lead in movies, she achieved greater fame as a TV game and chat shows panellist, and an entertainer in tandem with her second husband, actor/comedian Steve Allen. After Broadway experience from 1941, she moved into post-war films, often as the 'other woman': Undercurrent (1946), Lady in the Lake (1946), Song of the Thin Man (1947), Dark Delusion (1947), Enchantment (1948), The Fat Man (1950) and David and Bathsheba (1951). Thereafter, film appearances were scattered: It Happened to Jane (1959), College Confidential (1960), Now You See It, Now You Don't (1968), Norman...Is That You? (1976), Da Capo (1985), Murder by Numbers (1990), City Slickers (1991), City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) and The Story of Us (1999), her last. Allen died in 2000.