Audrey Meadows

Actor
An icon of American TV, Audrey Meadows will forever live on the airwaves as Alice Kramden, the loving yet bickering wife of Ralph (Jackie Gleason) who would threaten in the body of each show, "To the Moon, Alice," yet ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1924 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Burke's Law 1955 - 1956, 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1955 - 1956, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1955 - 1956, 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1955 - 1956, 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Uncle Buck 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Davis Rules 1955 - 1956, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Jackie Gleason: The Great One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Wally and the Valentines 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Johnsons Are Home 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Reunion 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Too Close For Comfort 1980 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Lily -- Sold Out 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Christmas Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Valentine Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Rosie 1966 (Movie)

Mildred (Actor)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

Anne Michaelson (Actor)

That Touch of Mink 1962 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

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The Jackie Gleason Show 1952 - 1961 (TV Show)

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The Sid Caesar Special 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Sid Caesar Show 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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The Honeymooners 1955 - 1956 (Tv Show)

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Biography

An icon of American TV, Audrey Meadows will forever live on the airwaves as Alice Kramden, the loving yet bickering wife of Ralph (Jackie Gleason) who would threaten in the body of each show, "To the Moon, Alice," yet end each episode by noting what America already knew: "Baby, you're the greatest!".

Relationships

Francis James Meadows Cotter

Father

Ida Cotter

Mother

Edward Cotter

Brother
negotiated Meadows's "The Honeymooners" contract which resulted in her being the only cast member to receive residuals deceased

Frank Cotter

Brother
died of lung cancer in 1981

Jayne Meadows Actor

Sister
Born Sept. 27, 1920

Jayne Meadows

Sister
married to Steve Allen born 1922 survived her

Randolph Rouse

Husband
married 1956 divorced 1958

Robert Six

Husband
CEO of Continental Airlines, married from 1961 until Six's death in 1986 formerly married to Ethel Merman

EDUCATION

Miss Hill's School

Great Barrington , Massachusetts
HS diploma

Milestones

1994

Published autobiography, "Love, Alice: My Life As a Honeymooner"

1992

Attacked on the street in Manhattan; robbed of an expensive jeweled necklace

1990

Co-starred as the grandmother on the CBS sitcom "Uncle Buck"

1962

Supported Doris Day and Cary Grant in the hit comedy, "That Touch of Mink"

1952

Was a series regular on "Club Embassy" (NBC)

1951

TV series debut as regular, "Bob and Ray" (NBC); played Linda Lovely in a spoof of soap operas

1940

Singing debut, Carnegie Hall

Co-starred as Alice Kramden on the half-hour version of "The Honeymooners"

Played Iris, the mother-in-law, on the ABC sitcom "Too Close For Comfort"

Broadway debut, "Top Banana"

Hired to replace Pert Kelton as Alic Kramden in the "The Honeymooners" sketches on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (CBS)

Was a frequent panelist on game shows like "What's Going On?", "What in the World?" and "The Name's the Same"

Was a panelist/performer on "Masquerade Party" (NBC and CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Meadows' brother, attorney Edward Cotter, negotiated a clause in her contract which guaranteed Meadows residual payments should "The Honeymooners" ever be rebroadcast. She not only made a fortune from rebroadcasts, she was the only performer on the show to do so.

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Virtually all published sources about Meadows' life say she was born in China where her parents were missionaries. At her death, her family revealed this was one of those "show biz fibs." In fact, Meadows was born in New York City.

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