Audrey Meadows

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Birth Name: Audrey Meadows
Born: 02/08/1924
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 02/03/1996

Meadows went into show business as a singer and comedienne after her older sister Jayne Meadows had become established as a dramatic actress. After appearing with Phil Silvers in the road company of "High Button Shoes" and on Broadway in "Top Banana", she was hired as a singer and sketch player on the "Bob and Ray", produced in New York. Across town, Jackie Gleason was looking for a new actress to play Alice in sketches about a working class couple. Pert Kelton, who had been portraying Alice, had been blacklisted in "Red Channels" and could no longer be employed. Meadows was younger and softer than Kelton but her eyes had just the right smoky quality with just a hint of sexuality and Gleason... Continue Bio >>

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