JAYNE MEADOWS (Dot) has built her career as a Broadway star, a dramatic film actress and a television luminary with innumerable prestigious dramatic and comedy roles.
In her teens, Meadows made her debut on Broadway in the hit comedy Spring Again and went on to star in six more Broadway shows. It was the Broadway hit The Gazebo that established Meadows as a top comedienne. Her career in Hollywood, however, turned the comedienne into a serious dramatic actress in such films as Undercurrent with Katherine Hepburn, David and Bathsheba with Gregory Peck, Lady in the Lake with Robert Montgomery and Enchantment with David Niven.
Her television career began in The Golden Age of Television and continues today with credits including Hallmark Hall of Fame, General Electric Theater, Kraft Television, Meeting of Minds, Medical Center, It's Not Easy, High Society and Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass. She also appeared as a regular panelist for seven years on I've Got a Secret, which made her the second highest-rated actress on CBS after Lucille Ball.
Meadows has earned rave reviews for her return to theater in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and, more recently, for the two-character play Love Letters with her husband Steve Allen. Her performances have earned her an Emmy, five Emmy nominations, a Grammy nomination, the Susan B. Anthony Award, a Drama-Logue Award and the prestigious International Platform Association Award for her one-woman show, Powerful Women in History.