“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of Jayne Meadows…

Posted on April 27, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated star and television personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was also the sister of Honeymooners star Audrey Meadows and was a staple of talk shows and game shows.

   The red-haired Meadows appeared in several Broadway shows and films before she first became known to a wider audience as a panelist on the prime-time game show, I’ve Got a Secret and What’s My Line. She guest-starred on Robert Montgomery Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Suspense, The Judy Garland Show, Medical Center, St. Elsewhere (she earned an Emmy nod), and Diagnosis: Murder. Of course, Meadows supported her husband by appearing on Tonight, The Steve Allen Show, and The Steve Allen Comedy Hour.         AUDREY MEADOWS —–>

   Her notable movie roles include Song of the Thin ManDavid and Bathsheba, Lady in the Lake, The Luck of the Irishand Enchantment. Later, she appeared in the City Slicker series of flicks, Casino, and The Player.

   After Communist China began opening up in the 1970s, Meadows traveled there with Allen several times, seeing the country of her birth for the first time in decades. She was active in community service, including volunteering at the Los Angeles Mission for people in need.

   Jayne Meadows was 95.


safe_image <——— DON MANKIEWICZ, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows Marcus Welby M.D. and Ironside, has died. He also wrote of episode of Star Trek and the mini-series adaptation of President John F. Kennedy’s book, Profiles in Courage. He was the son of Herman J. Mankiewicz, co-writer of Citizen Kane, and his uncle was Joseph Mankiewicz, director of All About Eve and other classic films.

   His first job was as a writer for New Yorker Magazine. In 1954, he published the novel Trial that was made into a film starring Glenn Ford and Dorothy McGuire. Mankiewicz earned an Academy Award nomination for his 1958 screenplay adaptation of I Want to Live!, a movie that earned an Oscar for Susan Hayward. Early in his television career, Don wrote scripts for the drama series One Step Beyond and Playhouse 90. As a member of the Writers Guild of America, Mankiewicz helped gain union representation for quiz-show writers.

   Don Mankiewicz was 93.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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