Lee Meriwether
Lee Meriwether
Lee Ann Meriwether is an American actress, former model, and the winner of the 1955 Miss America pageant. She is perhaps best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen's secretary and daughter-in-law in the long-running 1970s crime drama, Barnaby Jones. The role earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 1975 and 1976, and an Emmy Award nomination in 1977.
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There she is .... Lee Meriwether
LATimes - over 3 years
Classic Hollywood: Former Miss America Lee Meriwether has graced stage and screen for nearly six decades. Lee Meriwether never had any intention of becoming a beauty queen. But thanks to a fraternity at the City College of San Francisco, she became not only Miss San Francisco, but later Miss California and finally Miss America in 1955.
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Just another cosplayer!
CNN - over 4 years
This year for Dragon*Con I've planned out and (nearly) completed five costumes! It may seem like a lot, but once I get to Dragon*Con there will definitely be a costume I wear more than the others.   I've spent this year working on a Lee Meriwether style Catwoman costume, a Phoenix (from X-Men) costume, a self designed Poison Ivy costume, a Lady Gaga costume, and a Black Canary costume. I think I already know which will be my favourites to wear!   I chose the 60s era Catwoman costume because it's not something I've not seen done very often (just once in fact, at MegaCon in Orlando). It's a relatively simple design, yet definitely sexy. The hardest part for me has been getting my wig to stay in the right style. This will be a fun one because two of my friends are cosplaying the Burgess Meredith Penguin and Frank Gorshin Riddler.   Phoenix was a character I cosplayed two years ago, and really never thought I would do again. A friend of mine is cosplaying Scott Summers and asked me ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 27-June 2
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
May 27: Actor Christopher Lee is 90. Actress Lee Meriwether is 77. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 77. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 76. Country singer Don Williams is 73. Actor Bruce Weitz is 69. Singer Cilla Black is 69. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 67. Actor Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") is 57. Singer Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees is 55. Singer-guitarist Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz is 54. Actress Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") is 51. Actress Cathy Silvers ("Happy Days") is 51. Comedian Adam Carolla is 48. Actor Todd Bridges ("Diff'rent Strokes") is 47. Drummer Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains is 46. Actor Paul Bettany ("The Da Vinci Code," ''A Beautiful Mind") is 41. Singer-guitarist Brian Desveaux of Nine Days is 41. Actor Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock") is 39. Rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast is 37. Rapper Jadakiss is 37. Actor Chris Colfer ("Glee") is 22. Actor Ethan Dampf ("American Dreams") is 18.
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Blatant Insubordination: Pixies, Moo Moos and Catwoman
Primary Ignition - almost 5 years
By Rob Siebert Editor, Fanboy Wonder I’m going to jump around in this one, do some quick hits. But before I do… 1. Hairy Fairy Does everybody know what a “pixie haircut” is? I didn’t until yesterday. I heard the term on the radio, and then I happened to stumble across a story on Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin, who apparently has one. This label makes no sense to me, possibly because I’m not well versed in either fairies or women’s hair. But it sparked the following text message conversation with my girlfriend… “Do you know what a pixie haircut is?” “Um, yes.” “I’d never heard that term until today. Can pixies not have long hair? Is that in the dress code?” “It would get in the way of the wings.” “Are the wings sticky or something? How would long hair hinder fairy flight?” “When was the last time you tried to fly?” “Literally or figuratively?” “Both.” “Baby, I fly every time we have intellectually stimulating conversation like this.” 2. Okay, Rapidfire Time… — So ...
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Judd Winick On Catwoman, Batwing, and the DCnU - Comic Book Movie
Google News - over 5 years
Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman motion picture. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's Batman Returns
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Meriwether: Losira And That Which Survives - Trek Today
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Lee Meriwether shared her memories of playing the holographic image of the doomed Losira in the original series episode That Which Survives. After so many years, Meriwether has forgotten some aspects of that time, but remembers how she felt
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Julie Newmar comments on Anne Hathaway, Hathaway comments on Catwoman in 'The ... - Batman-News
Google News - over 5 years
The interview was with Julie Newmar (the one and ONLY Catwoman as far as I'm concerned), but the picture accompanying your article is of Lee Meriwether. Ms. Meriwether DID portray Catwoman in the 1966 theatrical Batman movie due to Ms. Newmar's
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RESULTS: Which Live Action Catwoman Do You Think Is Hottest? - Comic Book Movie
Google News - over 5 years
I asked you to decide who out of Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar was the sexiest Catwoman, and over 3000 of you cast your vote! Who came out on top? Find out here... A few days ago,
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Catwoman Throughout The Years (and Batman and Robin, Too!) - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
Played in turn by Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, and Lee Meriwether, the super-cheesy series actually came up with a pretty decent costume, and set down the basic rules that have yet to be broken: Catwoman's costume is skintight, black, and shiny ... and
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Safari, Cubs items up for bid - Pontiac Daily Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Included are various signed sports jerseys, decorative displays and even an autographed photo of Lee Meriwether as Catwoman. By Lois Westermeyer Travelers, adventure seekers and sports fans should think about purchasing a ticket to attend Friday's
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ComicsHistory Character Profile: The Many Faces of Catwoman - Comic Book Movie
Google News - over 5 years
Lee Meriwether played Catwoman in the 1966 Batman movie, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable. Prior to her turn as Catwoman, Lee Meriwether was best known as the Miss America of 1955. Catwoman took a live-action hiatus from the movies until ... -
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Worst Superhero Movie No. 3 - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
It only made sense that Halle Berry thought she'd made the purrfect move by stepping into the esteemed role of Catwoman, given that Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt made the character so memorable in the “Batman” television series, and Michelle Pfeiffer
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Google News - over 5 years
The dynamic duo use there high flying heroism and groovy gadgets to declaw Catwomam ( Lee Meriwether ), ice the Penguin ( Burgess Meredith ), upstage the Joker ( Cesar Romero ) and stump the Riddler ( Frank Gorshin ) in a cheesy, camped up 105 minutes
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'All My Children': John O'Hurley to star; old favorites to return - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Returning to the show in September will be David Canary (who played Adam Chandler), Julia Barr (Brooke English), Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin) and Lee Meriwether (Ruth Martin). Alexa Havins (Arabella “Babe” Carey Chandler) and Justin Bruening (Jamie
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Worst Superhero Movie No. 3 - KERO-TV 23
Google News - over 5 years
It only made sense that Halle Berry thought she'd made the purrfect move by stepping into the esteemed role of Catwoman, given that Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt made the character so memorable in the "Batman" television series, and Michelle Pfeiffer
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SDCC 2011: Preview the Best of the Final Two Days! - Hollywood.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Robin Rosenberg (Psychology of Superheroes), Michael Uslan, and Catwoman herself, Lee Meriwether, all dissecting the realism of Batman's never-ending war on crime; as well as his attraction to women like Selina Kyle and Pamela Isley
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TVLine Items: Obama's Extreme Makeover, AMC's ABC Finale Lures Other Vets, and ... - TVLine
Google News - over 5 years
The new encores include David Canary (Adam Chandler), Julia Barr (Brooke English), Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin), and Lee Meriwether (Ruth Martin). • Funnyman Ricky Gervais is teaming with former Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips on a new series
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lee Meriwether
  • 2011
    Age 75
    Meriwether had a recurring role as Ruth Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children until the end of the series in September 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Meriwether was born in Los Angeles, California to Claudius Gregg Meriwether (October 13, 1904–July 15, 1954) and Ethel Eve Mulligan (March 25, 1903–May 21, 1996, Los Angeles). She has one brother, Don Brett Meriwether (born May 14, 1938). She grew up in San Francisco after the family moved there from Phoenix, Arizona. She attended George Washington High School, where one of her classmates was Johnny Mathis. She later attended City College of San Francisco, where one of her classmates was fellow actor Bill Bixby.
  • 2010
    Age 74
    In 2010, she was once again reunited on screen with Hollywood veteran Bill Cobbs in No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School; additionally, she voices President Winters in the video game Vanquish by Platinum Games.
    More Details Hide Details Meriwether continues to work on stage, television, game voice-overs, and feature films. She has made guest appearances on Desperate Housewives, Hawaii Five-0, The League and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Most recently, she revisited her role as Miss Hastings in the sequel/prequel to The Ultimate Gift, The Ultimate Life (2013), directed by Michael Landon, Jr. She is also starring in the short film Kitty.
  • 2008
    Age 72
    In 2008, Meriwether had a brief cameo as comic book character Battle Diva in the episode "Harper Knows" of the Disney Channel original series Wizards of Waverly Place.
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  • 2006
    Age 70
    In 2006, she joined James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs and others in The Ultimate Gift.
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  • 2003
    Age 67
    In 2003, Meriwether appeared in the TV-Movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared Off Broadway in the interactive comedy, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral. She voiced EVA in the video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PlayStation 3. She also appears in one of the game's opening videos as a talkshow host having an interview with David Hayter, who voices Solid Snake in the game.
  • 2002
    Age 66
    In 2002, she appeared in the documentary film Miss America.
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  • 1999
    Age 63
    In 1999, ABC deemed that they were at an impasse with Meriwether's agents and Mary Fickett was brought back as a recurring cast member.
    More Details Hide Details Fickett retired again, this time for good in December 2000. ABC decided to bring back the character of Ruth Martin in 2002, but Fickett remained in retirement. Meriwether was hence brought back and remained a featured recurring performer on the show until it ended.
  • 1996
    Age 60
    In 1996, Meriwether took over for Mary Fickett in the role of Ruth Martin on the soap opera All My Children where Fickett had occupied the role since its inception in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details After twenty-six years, Fickett wanted to go into semi-retirement as a recurring cast member. Negotiations with the network broke down and Meriwether was cast as Ruth Martin.
  • 1993
    Age 57
    In 1993 she guest starred on Murder She Wrote, episode "Ship of Thieves".
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  • 1988
    Age 52
    Meriwether portrayed Lily Munster in the 1988-1991 revival of the 1960s television show The Munsters, titled The Munsters Today, in which she starred alongside Jason Marsden, John Schuck, Howard Morton and Hilary Van Dyke.
    More Details Hide Details She also made several guest star appearances on the TV series The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. In the 1990s she appeared as herself on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. She had a memorable exchange with Zorak in which she said, "For my money, Eartha Kitt was the best Catwoman." Zorak, portraying the evil Batmantis, replied, "Give me your money," which was followed by a Batman-esque sound effect.
  • 1986
    Age 50
    Meriwether remarried September 21, 1986 to current husband Marshall Borden (Ryan's Hope, One Life to Live).
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  • 1978
    Age 42
    She starred in the 1978 television movies True Grit: A Further Adventure with Warren Oates and Cruise Into Terror, appeared on Circus of the Stars four times, and was a regular panelist on the game show Match Game.
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  • 1973
    Age 37
    Meriwether began her best-known, award-nominated role as secretary and daughter-in-law Betty Jones in the 1973 - 1980 CBS series Barnaby Jones, opposite Buddy Ebsen.
    More Details Hide Details During the show's eight-year run she enjoyed an on- and off-screen chemistry with the elder Ebsen. During the show's run, she was reunited with her former classmate and best friend Bill Bixby during one episode. After her stint on Barnaby Jones, Meriwether became best friends with Ebsen, keeping in touch for many years until his death on July 6, 2003.
  • 1966
    Age 30
    She also co-starred as scientist Dr. Ann MacGregor in the 1966 - 1967 television series The Time Tunnel.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she had guest starring roles in numerous TV series, including The Fugitive, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Mannix, Star Trek episode "That Which Survives" (1969), Mission: Impossible episodes 19 and 20 "The Bunker" parts I and II (1969), Perry Mason episode #245 "The Case of the Cheating Chancellor" and the F Troop episode "O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly". In films, she joined John Wayne and Rock Hudson for The Undefeated, and Andy Griffith in Angel in My Pocket (both 1969). In the same year as those two films, she played IMF spy Tracey in six Mission: Impossible episodes during season four after Barbara Bain's departure.
    Meriwether portrayed Catwoman for the 1966 Batman movie, and also appeared in two episodes of the Batman TV series in 1967 as Lisa Carson, a love interest to Bruce Wayne in the episodes "King Tut's Coup" & "Batman's Waterloo".
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  • 1965
    Age 29
    In a 1965 episode of 12 O'Clock High, "Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet", she played Lieutenant Amy Patterson, and in "The Idolator" and a 1966 episode, "The Outsider", she played Captain Phylllis Vincent.
    More Details Hide Details Meriwether appeared as Dr. Egert on the NBC series, Man from U.N.C.L.E. ("The Mad, Mad Tea Party", 1965) and in an episode of Hazel ("How to Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Minutes", also 1965) she played Miss Wilson, the owner of an exercise studio.
    In 1965 she appeared in an episode on The Jack Benny Program as The Secretary.
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  • 1964
    Age 28
    In 1964, she played the character Jeanelle in "This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You" on the CBS adventure series, Route 66.
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  • 1963
    Age 27
    From 1963 to 1965, she was cast in different roles in eight episodes of the NBC medical drama, Dr. Kildare.
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  • 1962
    Age 26
    She played Nurse Dickens in a 1962 episode of the ABC sitcom, I'm Dickens, He's Fenster.
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    In 1962, she was cast as Martha Elweiss in the episode "My Child Is Yet a Stranger" on the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show.
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  • 1961
    Age 25
    In 1961, Meriwether guest starred once as Gloria in the episode "Buddy and the Amazon" on her first husband's (Frank Aletter) one-season CBS sitcom, Bringing Up Buddy.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in Leave It To Beaver episode "Community Chest" in season four.
  • 1959
    Age 23
    Her feature film debut came in 1959 as Linda Davis in 4D Man, starring Robert Lansing.
    More Details Hide Details She appears in The Phil Silvers Show episode, "Cyrano de Bilko".
  • 1958
    Age 22
    Meriwether was married on April 20, 1958 to Frank Aletter. The couple had two daughters, actresses Kyle Aletter-Oldham (b. 1960) and Lesley A. Aletter (b. 1963). The union ended in divorce in 1974.
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  • 1956
    Age 20
    An August 1, 1956 international news wirephoto of Meriwether and Joe DiMaggio announced their engagement.
    More Details Hide Details According to DiMaggio biographer Richard Ben Cramer, however, it was a rumor started by Walter Winchell.
  • 1955
    Age 19
    Meriwether was a "Today Girl" on NBC's The Today Show in 1955-1956.
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  • 1954
    Age 18
    After winning Miss San Francisco, Meriwether won Miss California 1954, then crowned Miss America in 1955 with her recital of a John Millington Synge monologue.
    More Details Hide Details Following her reign as Miss America, she joined the Today show.
  • 1935
    Born on May 27, 1935.
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