Audrey Meadows
Actress, banker
Audrey Meadows
Audrey Meadows was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.
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Book Review: Bob and Ray: Keener than Most Persons by David Pollock
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Book Review: Bob and Ray: Keener than Most Persons by David Pollock Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:18 am, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Many of their parodies played with broadcasting itself, mocking sports announcers, man on the street interviews, soap operas, and commercials. Drawing from interviews with Elliott and Goulding's widow, Liz, along with many who knew the team or were inspired by them, Pollack successfully traces a story that involves a plethora of radio series on different networks in various formats, their many performances on television, a handful of movie roles, and their hit Broadway show, Bob and Ray-The Two and Only. Along the way, Pollack shares the origins of the team's best-known bits such as "Mary Backstayge, Noble Housewife," "Mr. Trace, Keener than Most Persons," and the inter ...
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Net Lady Liberators open strong - Bolivar Herald Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Other singles winners included Jordan Hargis, Audrey Meadows, Tiffany Carns and Hannah Noteware. Doubles winners were Periman-Noteware, Hargis-Carns and Emily Reynolds-Meadows. Winning junior varsity singles matches were Olivia Hill, Dashia Breesawitz,
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Sitcoms surging this fall - StandardNet
Google News - over 5 years
"His wife on the show, Audrey Meadows, was very beautiful but she was sort of his foil, right? She's sort of his straight man. And that's usually the role of the woman in the traditional sitcom. The woman is there to have the guy bounce the comedy off
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Networks opt for more half-hour comedies - GoErie.com
Google News - over 5 years
"His wife on the show, Audrey Meadows, was very beautiful but she was sort of his foil, right? She's sort of his straight man. And that's usually the role of the woman in the traditional sitcom. The woman is there to have the guy bounce the comedy off
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Big, Fat Stereotypes Play Out On The Small Screen - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
Audrey Meadows co-starred as his wife, Alice. Jackie Gleason (right) played Ralph Kramden — a bumbling but loveable overweight husband — in the 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners. Audrey Meadows co-starred as his wife, Alice. Part of an ongoing series on
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Memphis Flying Service, LaVelle Walsh, and the Sad Fate of Her Son, Bob - Memphis Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... Angeles to Montrose, Colorado, to drop off his three passengers, two of whom were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Six [NOTE: Six was the president of Continental, and his wife was better known as the famous TV actress Audrey Meadows of The Honeymooners fame]
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5 Questions With … Pop Artist Charles Fazzino - Atlantic City Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Much of the work you've created is of sports stars and celebrities, including a collage of The Honeymooners (a hit sit-com in the 1950s that starred Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph). Can you tell me a little about your
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Get Smart writer Leonard Stern dies - CBC.ca
Google News - over 5 years
The cast of The Honeymooners from left: Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph, in 1955. (Associated Press) The spinoff TV show The Honeymooners, starring Gleason and Art Carney, was written by a group of comedy writers who
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Ask Mr. Know-It-All: Who was the original Alice Kramden? - Hanford Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
To explain the change, Gleason claimed that she had "heart trouble," and Audrey Meadows took over the role. Kelton did, in time, revive her career, especially on Broadway, where she starred in numerous productions. In the late 1960s, she returned to
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“Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?”: 16 TV-character ... - A.V. Club Chicago
Google News - almost 6 years
... so it was a seamless segue between timeslots when host Bud Collyer introduced his final contestants for one evening's episode: salt-of-the-earth bus-driver Ralph Kramden (Gleason) and his longsuffering wife Alice (Audrey Meadows)
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TV Q & A: 'Rosie!' a film about widow, greedy children - Florida Today
Google News - almost 6 years
Her evil daughters are played by Audrey Meadows and Vanessa Brown, and her plucky granddaughter who helps her is played by Sandra Dee. Q.: I remember an episode of the series "The Name of the Game" where the star was Gene Barry and there were four
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DVDS; Nutty Professor In Prime Time
NYTimes - about 7 years
The Jerry Lewis Show From his first live television appearances with Dean Martin on NBC's ''Colgate Comedy Hour'' in the early 1950s through his annual Labor Day muscular dystrophy telethons, television has played a crucial role in the life and art of Jerry Lewis. If his movies -- in particular those he has directed as well as starred in -- are his
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THEATER REVIEW | LONG ISLAND; Aiming for Dirty Rotten Fun, and Mostly Succeeding
NYTimes - over 7 years
If you're a fan of vintage ''Saturday Night Live,'' you probably know Joe Piscopo. The rubber-faced, slightly clownish guy from the early '80s. Fearless impersonator of Frank Sinatra way back when. So if you heard that Mr. Piscopo was starring in the Gateway Playhouse's rollicking production of ''Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'' at the Patchogue Theater
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In Living Color, The Honeymoon Was Over
NYTimes - over 8 years
EVEN in black and white Jackie Gleason's jowly face lit up ''The Honeymooners'' like a crimson moon. Every shade of bluster, rage and recrimination tinted those classic 39 episodes from the mid-1950s. With a mug like that, who needed Technicolor? Maybe that's why ''The Color Honeymooners,'' as ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' from 1966 to 1971 is now
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For TV's Trixie,The Honeymoon Lives On
NYTimes - about 10 years
It is 5:01 p.m. and Joyce Randolph, a k a Trixie Norton, is holding forth in the downstairs bar at Sardi's, sipping her favorite formulation of the White Cadillac, Dewar's and milk. ''I think it does your stomach good,'' she is saying. ''The Scotch. The milk.'' Before her, flanking the silver Rolex clock above the bar, are the four caricatures of
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - about 11 years
10 P.M. (ABC) DICK CLARK'S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE 2006 -- Mr. Clark (right), 76, is back in Times Square, with Ryan Seacrest of ''American Idol'' as his cohost. Musical guests include the Bangles, the Pussycat Dolls and the big attraction, Mariah Carey, performing live. 9 A.M. TO 4 A.M. (A&E) 24 MARATHON -- These are the adventures of
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THE TV WATCH; A Lost 'Honeymooner' Episode on Cable
NYTimes - over 12 years
The thrill of discovery is contagious. Be it Atlantis, the 18 1/2-minute gap in the Nixon tapes or unmatched socks in the dryer, there is something irresistibly intriguing about lost things. And that is one reason to watch a long-forgotten episode of ''The Honeymooners'' that was recovered from the archives of the Peabody Awards at the University
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Audrey Meadows
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 74
    She died on February 3, 1996, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after slipping into a coma, five days before her 74th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details She was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, next to her husband.
  • 1995
    Age 73
    In 1995, Meadows was diagnosed with lung cancer and given a year to live.
    More Details Hide Details She declined all but palliative treatment.
  • 1994
    Age 72
    In October 1994, Meadows published her memoirs, Love, Alice: My Life As A Honeymooner.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 39
    From 1961–1981, she was an advisory director of Continental Airlines, where she was actively involved in marketing programs that included the designs of flight attendant and customer service agent uniforms, aircraft interiors, and Continental's exclusive "President's Club" airport club lounges.
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    On August 24, 1961, Meadows married her second husband, Robert F. "Bob" Six, president of Continental Airlines, in Honolulu, Hawaii. They remained married until Six's death on October 6, 1986.
    More Details Hide Details She did not have any children through either marriage. Meadows served as director of the First National Bank of Denver for 11 years, the first woman to hold this position.
  • 1956
    Age 34
    In 1956, she married a wealthy real estate man named Randolph Rouse.
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  • 1955
    Age 33
    Meadows was the only member of the Honeymooners cast to earn residuals after the "Classic 39" episodes of the show from 1955-56 started airing in reruns.
    More Details Hide Details Her brother Edward, a lawyer, had inserted a clause into her original contract whereby she would be paid if the shows were rebroadcast, thus earning her millions of dollars. However, Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie Norton, did receive royalty payments when the "lost" Honeymooners episodes from the variety shows were later released. She appeared in a 1960 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, entitled "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat", one of the 17 episodes in the 10-year series directed by Hitchcock himself. She appeared in feature films, appeared on Dean Martin's television variety shows and celebrity roasts, and years later returned to situation comedy in the 1980s playing Ted Knight's mother-in-law on Too Close for Comfort (1982–85). She guest-starred on The Red Skelton Show, made an appearance in an episode of Murder, She Wrote ("If the Frame Fits"), and made an appearance in an episode of The Simpsons ("Old Money"), wherein she voiced the role of Bea Simmons, Grandpa Simpson's girlfriend. Her last work was an appearance on Dave's World, in which she played the mother of Kenny (Shadoe Stevens).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Audrey Meadows was born Audrey Cotter in New York City in 1922, the youngest of four siblings.
    More Details Hide Details Her parents, the Rev. Francis James Meadows Cotter and his wife, the former Ida Miller Taylor, had been Episcopal missionaries in Wu-ch'ang, China, where her three elder siblings were born. The family returned to live in New York in 1921. Her older sister was actress Jayne Meadows. She attended high school at the Barrington School for Girls in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. After high school, she sang in the Broadway musical Top Banana before becoming a regular on television in The Bob and Ray Show. She was then hired to play Alice on The Jackie Gleason Show after the actress who originated the role, Pert Kelton, was forced to leave the show due to blacklisting, although the official reason given was that Kelton was suffering from a health problem. When The Honeymooners became a half-hour situation comedy on CBS, Meadows continued in the role. She then returned to play Alice after a long hiatus, when Gleason produced occasional Honeymooners specials in the 1970s. Meadows had auditioned for Gleason and was initially turned down for being too chic and pretty to play Alice. Meadows submitted a far different photo of herself, looking much plainer, the next day and won the role of Alice.
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