Jayne Meadows

Chinese born-American actress and author (1919–2015)

Jayne Meadows (who was born as Jane Cotter; September 27, 1919 – April 27, 2015) was an American movie and stage actress. She was the older sister for the deceased actress Audrey Meadows. She was married to Steve Allen. Meadows was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Meadows was born in Wu-ch'ang, Heilongjiang, China to an American family.

Jayne Meadows
Press photo 1960
Jane Meadows Cotter

(1919-09-27)September 27, 1919
DiedApril 26, 2015(2015-04-26) (aged 95)
Occupation(s)Actress, author
Years active1946–2009
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Milton Krims (m. 1949-1952)
Steve Allen (m. 1954-2000; his death)
ChildrenWilliam "Bill" Allen

Meadows died of natural causes at her home in Encino, California, aged 95.[1]


  1. "Jayne Meadows, Actress and Steve Allen's Wife and Co-Star, Dies at 95". New York Times.com. Retrieved April 27, 2015.

Other websites


  Media related to Jayne Meadows at Wikimedia Commons