Magazine article Variety

Meadows Excelled on Stage and Screen

Magazine article Variety

Meadows Excelled on Stage and Screen

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Jayne meadows, a longtime television actress who was the widow of TV legend Steve Allen and the elder sister of actress Audrey Meadows, died of natural causes at her home in Encino, Calif., April 26. She was 95.

Meadows was thrice nominated for Emmys, the first time for a 1977 episode of the PBS show "Meeting of Minds," the second time in 1987 for an episode of NBC's "St. Elsewhere" on which she guested and the third time in 1996 for supporting actress in a comedy for CBS show "High Society."

Over a showbiz career that spanned six-plus decades, Meadows took to the Broadway stage - in "The Gazebo" in 1958 - appeared in films including 1946's "Undercurrent," starring Katharine Hepburn; toured in her one-woman show "Powerful Women in History" for seven years; appeared with Allen onstage in A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" off and on for 11 years; and was a regular panelist on the hit CBS gameshow "I've Got a Secret."

Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, whose career spanned nearly 40 years and included all of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films, died of a heart attack on April 27. …

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