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Audrey Meadows Net Worth

Audrey Meadows Net Worth is
$3 Million

Audrey Meadows Biography

S.A global known Actress Audrey Meadows born about Wednesday, February 08, 1922


Quick Facts

Full NameAudrey Meadows
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1922
DiedFebruary 3, 1996, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionBanker, Actor, Memoirist
NationalityAmerican
SpouseRobert Six (m. 1961–1986), Randolph Rouse (m. 1956–1958)
ParentsFrancis James Meadows Cotter, Ida Miller Taylor
SiblingsJayne Meadows
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress In A Regular Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, TV Land Favorite Cantankerous Couple Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Performance By An Actress
MoviesThat Touch of Mink, Invisible Diplomats
TV ShowsToo Close for Comfort, The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show, Bob and Ray


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 She was the live action model for the cartoon character Wilma Flintstone.
2 A Republican, she publically endorsed Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan for president.
3 Her father was Francis Meadows Cotter, an Episcopal missionary. Her mother's name was Ida Miller Taylor.
4 She was the first The Simpsons (1989) guest star to have passed away. Ironically she played an old woman at an old folk's home who died and came back as a ghost.
5 Although not a comedienne by nature, Audrey appeared with many of Hollywood's top comic royalty during her "Golden Age of TV" years including Red Skelton, George Gobel, Jack Benny, Sid Caesar, and Carol Burnett.
6 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 401-403. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
7 Jackie Gleason was short and had a Napoleon complex, so he hired short actors to work with. One of the few exceptions was Audrey, who was 5'6" but wore flats.
8 She returned once to The Honeymooners (1955) in 1966 for the last black-and-white sketch entitled "The Adoption" which was broadcast in Miami.
9 She lived in China for the first five years of her life because her parents were missionaries there. Until her family moved back the US, Audrey spoke nothing but Chinese. Her family was visiting New York City when she was born.
10 One of many of her character's famous quips to Jackie Gleason's "Ralph Kramden" was when Ralph said that he was waiting for his "pot of gold": "Go for the gold, Ralph, you've already got the pot!".
11 When she first auditioned for the part of Alice Kramden, Jackie Gleason turned her down because, he said, she was too pretty to be believable as Ralph's wife. Determined to get the part, she hired a photographer to take pictures of her with frumpy clothes, no makeup and a generally world-weary attitude and sent them to Gleason. Gleason, not recognizing the woman in the photo as Audrey, told his producers that she was "Alice" and to find her. When he found out it was indeed Audrey, he said that any actress that determined to get the part deserved it, and hired her.
12 Became the first woman director of the First National Bank of Denver in post-acting years.
13 Audrey and Joyce Randolph (who played neighbor Trixie in the Honeymooner's sketches) knew each other before the classic TV show. They once worked together in a summer stock production of "No, No, Nanette.".
14 Her last word was reportedly "Jayne!" Her sister Jayne Meadows rushed to her bedside when she heard of her impending death, and after Audrey said this last word, Jayne took her little sister's hand and Audrey squeezed it. She slipped into a coma and never said another word, passing away on February 3, 1996, in Room 8102 of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
15 Both Audrey and Jayne Meadows competed against members of the William F. Buckley family in local talent shows. In 1944, three of Buckley's sisters were accused of vandalizing the church where Audrey and Jayne's father was rector.
16 The youngest of four children.
17 Brother-in-law is the late Steve Allen.
18 Late husband, Bob Six, was CEO of Continental Airlines and was once married to Ethel Merman.
19 Played field hockey in school
20 She and sister Jayne Meadows had nicknames for each other when they were little. Audrey was Sara and Jayne was Elinor.
21 Debuted at Carnegie Hall as a mezzo soprano.
22 Was a chain smoker.
23 Father, Rev. Francis James Meadows Cotter was an Episcopal priest and mother, Ida, was a missonary.
24 In one sense, Audrey and her agent, were smarter than the usually visionary Jackie Gleason. Audrey was the only one of the Honeymooners cast whose contract required payments to her for TV re-runs and sales of the episodes.
25 Younger sister of actress Jayne Meadows.
26 Best remembered for her continuing role as Alice Kramden, wife of Ralph Kramden (played by Jackie Gleason), in TV's The Honeymooners (1955). (The same role had been played earlier by Pert Kelton, and later by Sheila MacRae.).


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) $750 /week


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 New England accent
2 Gravelly voice
3 Red hair


Quotes

#Quote
1 My father was an Episcopal minister, and for 14 years my family lived in China, in a city called Wuchang. We four children spoke Chinese before we spoke English. We left when the communists came, in the early 1930s. I was about 5 years old.
2 [on Jackie Gleason] He was divine to work with, an absolute genius. I've never been in a show that had the chemistry of everybody together like that. We were all very close.
3 I've always voted Republican because America is exactly that, a republic. You can't expect much leadership with a Democrat behind the desk their not even close to dual efficient.
4 [on Jackie Gleason and The Honeymooners (1955)] He did not like to rehearse. I kept saying to Art [Art Carney] 'When do we do the blocking?' And he said, 'You just did it'. I said, 'Well, are they going to do a camera run?' He said, 'You just did it'. I said, 'Well, what time is dress rehearsal?' And he said, 'You just did it'. I was in a state of panic. So I got through that first show and then I got to love the fact of not rehearsing, because it's much better for comedy when it's not over-rehearsed.
5 You as you are are better by far than the you that you are trying to be.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
1955 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Regular Series The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Cantankerous Couple The Honeymooners (1955) Jackie Gleason
1957 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Performance by an Actress The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)
1956 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Honeymooners (1955)
1954 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Series Supporting Actress The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dave's World 1995 TV Series Ruby
Empty Nest 1994 TV Series Margaret Randall
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Georgia Stark
Sisters 1993 TV Series Ada Benbeow
Davis Rules 1992 TV Series Gunny's Ex-Wife
Hi Honey, I'm Home 1991 TV Series Alice Kramden
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series Bea Simmons
Uncle Buck 1990-1991 TV Series Maggie Hogoboom
Wally and the Valentines 1989 TV Movie Lillian
Nightingales 1989 TV Series
CBS Summer Playhouse 1988 TV Series Aunt Lunar
Too Close for Comfort 1982-1986 TV Series Iris Martin
Life with Lucy 1986 TV Series Audrey, Lucy's Sister
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series Mildred Tilley
Hotel 1985 TV Series Amelia Chelton
The Love Boat 1978-1984 TV Series Helen Williams / Mrs. Elliott / Gladys Watkins
Diff'rent Strokes 1982 TV Series Mrs. Martinson
Lily: Sold Out 1981 TV Movie Polly Jo
The Honeymooners 1978/I TV Movie Alice Kramden
Starsky and Hutch 1978 TV Series Hilda Zuckerman
The Honeymooners 1978/II TV Movie Alice Kramden
The Honeymooners 1977 TV Movie Alice Kramden / Mother Cratchit
The Honeymooners 1976 TV Movie Alice Kramden
The Dean Martin Show 1974 TV Series Martha Washington
Love, American Style 1972 TV Series Eve / Harriet / Mom (segment "Love and Dear Old Mom and Dad")
The Red Skelton Hour 1960-1971 TV Series Clara Appleby / Mrs. Cavendish / The Queen / ...
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series
Rosie! 1967 Mildred Deever
Clown Alley 1966 TV Movie Washerwoman Clown
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1966 TV Series Alice Kramden
Invisible Diplomats 1965 Short Kelly Smith
Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1965 TV Series Kitty
Take Her, She's Mine 1963 Anne Michaelson
Sam Benedict 1962 TV Series Dr. Carrie Morton
That Touch of Mink 1962 Connie Emerson
The DuPont Show of the Week 1962 TV Series Constance
General Electric Theater 1961 TV Series Connie Marlowe
Checkmate 1961 TV Series Althea Todd
Wagon Train 1961 TV Series Nancy Palmer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960 TV Series Mrs. Bixby
Play of the Week 1960 TV Series Nell Valentine
The United States Steel Hour 1959 TV Series
At the Movies 1959 TV Movie Performer
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957-1958 TV Series Comedian-Babies Mother / Comedian-Baby Sitter / Jealous Wife
The Jackie Gleason Show 1952-1957 TV Series Alice Kramden / Sketch Actress / Audrey Meadows / ...
The Honeymooners 1955-1956 TV Series Alice Kramden
I'll Buy That 1953 TV Series
Man Against Crime 1953 TV Series
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 1952 TV Series Lady Mary
Lux Video Theatre 1952 TV Series The Singer
Bob and Ray 1951 TV Series Regular (1951-1952, 1953)
The Amazing Mr. Malone 1951 TV Series

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
At the Movies 1959 TV Movie performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilu 1994 TV Series Herself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series
Comic Relief IV 1991 TV Movie Herself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Honeymooners Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1989 TV Series Guest Appearance
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
Gleason: In His Own Words 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration 1985 TV Movie Herself / Alice Kramden
The Honeymooners Reunion 1985 TV Movie Herself / Alice Kramden
Family Feud 1985 TV Series Herself
Your Choice for the Film Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evil Knievel 1975 TV Special Herself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jackie Gleason 1975 TV Special Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1973-1974 TV Series Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1968 TV Series Herself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1963-1967 TV Series Team Captain
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1967 TV Series Herself
Clown Alley 1966 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Talent Scouts 1966 TV Series Herself
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Herself
Password All-Stars 1964 TV Series Herself - Panelist
That Was the Week That Was 1964 TV Series Herself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958-1962 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Herself
The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1961 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Person to Person 1954-1960 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - - Host / Herself - Actress
The Revlon Revue 1960 TV Series Herself
Masquerade Party 1960 TV Series Herself
The Sid Caesar-Art Carney Hour 1959 TV Movie Herself
The Garry Moore Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957-1958 TV Series Herself / Herself - Sketch Performer / Herself - Guest
Keep Talking 1958 TV Series Herself / panelist, 1958-1959
The Jack Benny Program 1958 TV Series Herself / Alice Kramden
Tonight! 1957 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Name's the Same 1955 TV Series Herself - Panelist
What's My Line? 1955 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
What's Going On? 1954 TV Series Herself / panelist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954 TV Series Herself
What's in a Word 1954 TV Series Herself / panelist
The Jackie Gleason Show 1953-1954 TV Series Herself / Sketches
The Arthur Murray Party 1954 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014 Video Clara Appleby
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself / Alice Kramden
Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work 2006 TV Movie Herself
1955, Seven Days of Fall 2005 Documentary Alice Kramden in 'The Honeymooners'
The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Alice Kramden
Inside TV Land: The Honeymooners 2000 TV Movie documentary Alice Kramden
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Pioneers of Primetime 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself / Alice Kramden
Red Skelton: Bloopers, Blunders and Ad-Libs 1994 Video Gloria Castle
Funny Women of Television 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Best of Gleason 3 1989 TV Movie Alice Kramden
Jackie Gleason: The Great One 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself / Alice Kramden
The Best of Gleason 2 1988 TV Movie Herself / Alice Kramden
Gleason: He's the Greatest 1988 TV Series Monica Mildew - Reggie's Fiancee
The Best of Gleason 1988 TV Movie Alice Kramden / Monica Mildew - Reggie's Fiancee
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1963 TV Series Herself / Alice Kramden
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