Meadows, Audrey

Meadows, Audrey (b. Cotter)

(?1922–  ) television comedienne; born in Wu Chang, China. Daughter of American missionaries, trained as a singer, she was featured on radio in the Bob and Ray Show, then appeared on television's Jackie Gleason Show (1952–55). She played Ralph Cramden's long-suffering wife, Alice, on the Honeymooners (1955–56). A regular on television comedy shows, she later appeared on Murder She Wrote in the 1980s and on CBS's Uncle Buck (1990–91).
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