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July 18, 1991 | NANCY CHURNIN
Steve Allen and his wife, actress Jayne Meadows, will star in "Love Letters" at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas for a one-night performance Aug. 24. The engagement was Allen's idea. Allen, comedian, author and songwriter as well as creator and original host of NBC's "Tonight" show, performed the two-person "Love Letters" with Meadows at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills, most recently in June.
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April 16, 2013 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SHENZHEN, China - The dozens of business officials who accompanied Gov. Jerry Brown to China this week included many with existing business in the country, some who hoped the governor's presence could help open new doors for them and others who wanted to spend time with California's leader and his entourage. For Bill Allen, president of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the connection to China is more personal. Allen, son of "Tonight Show" founder Steve Allen and actress Jayne Meadows, was returning to a nation where his family's roots date to the turn of the 20th century.
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May 7, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
What makes a Hollywood legend? Talent? Good looks? A tough-as-nails agent? For Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, endurance seems to be the essential ingredient that has fueled their marriage and careers for more than four decades. What is so amazing about their personal and professional partnership is that they are opposites in many regards. She's the daughter of Episcopal missionaries. He's the son of alcoholics. She's a Republican. He's a Democrat. She's a trained actress. He's a comedian.
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March 10, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
They've led countless parades and events, including an Orange Bowl parade in Miami, but being chosen as grand marshals of the 1999 San Fernando Valley Fair is an honor, say legendary entertainment couple Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows.
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April 24, 1993
In Robert Koehler's review, "Julie Halston's Comical Life" (April 16), he compares her performance, in part, to Jayne Meadows in "The Honeymooners." It was not Jayne Meadows who played Jackie Gleason's wife in "The Honeymooners" but Audrey Meadows. ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
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February 2, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tom Hanks, who has won the best actor Oscar the last two years and has a chance to be nominated again this year for "Apollo 13," on Thursday became the first presenter named for the 68th Academy Awards, taking place March 25. . . . Magic Johnson will discuss his return to the Los Angeles Lakers next Thursday when he guests on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno." . . . Fox is bringing back its action-adventure series "Sliders" on Friday nights from 8 to 9, starting March 1.
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August 5, 1989
Re KCET's anniversary ("Channel 28 Is Given a History Lesson at Its 25th Anniversary," July 28): As a three-time loser in the marital wars, all I can say is that it must be great to have a wife like Jayne Meadows. IVAN LADIZINSKY Marina del Rey Ladizinsky is referring to Meadows' emotional protest against the exclusion of her husband, Steve Allen, from a Museum of Broadcasting film on American television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audrey Meadows, revered as the feisty Alice Kramden opposite Jackie Gleason's garrulous bus driver Ralph in television's comedy classic "The Honeymooners," has died. Meadows died of lung cancer at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokesman Ron Wise said Sunday. Relatives said she was 69. Meadows had concealed the terminal illness for more than a year, even from her sister and brother-in-law, entertainers Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
They've led countless parades and events, including an Orange Bowl parade in Miami, but being chosen as grand marshals of the 1999 San Fernando Valley Fair is an honor, say legendary entertainment couple Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | LINDA FELDMAN
She's the daughter of Episcopalian missionaries. He's the son of alcoholics. She's a Republican. He's a Democrat. She's dramatic. He's droll. They're both unique. Married 40 years, Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows talk about their enduring relationship and a lot more. "Marriage is an ad-lib," says Steve. "It's a wonder (that) any marriage can be a success." But if success can be measured by longevity, their marriage is decidedly a hit. Adds Steve: "We'll be married after death."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
What makes a Hollywood legend? Talent? Good looks? A tough-as-nails agent? For Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, endurance seems to be the essential ingredient that has fueled their marriage and careers for more than four decades. What is so amazing about their personal and professional partnership is that they are opposites in many regards. She's the daughter of Episcopal missionaries. He's the son of alcoholics. She's a Republican. He's a Democrat. She's a trained actress. He's a comedian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audrey Meadows, revered as the feisty Alice Kramden opposite Jackie Gleason's garrulous bus driver Ralph in television's comedy classic "The Honeymooners," has died. Meadows died of lung cancer at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokesman Ron Wise said Sunday. Relatives said she was 69. Meadows had concealed the terminal illness for more than a year, even from her sister and brother-in-law, entertainers Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tom Hanks, who has won the best actor Oscar the last two years and has a chance to be nominated again this year for "Apollo 13," on Thursday became the first presenter named for the 68th Academy Awards, taking place March 25. . . . Magic Johnson will discuss his return to the Los Angeles Lakers next Thursday when he guests on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno." . . . Fox is bringing back its action-adventure series "Sliders" on Friday nights from 8 to 9, starting March 1.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | LINDA FELDMAN
She's the daughter of Episcopalian missionaries. He's the son of alcoholics. She's a Republican. He's a Democrat. She's dramatic. He's droll. They're both unique. Married 40 years, Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows talk about their enduring relationship and a lot more. "Marriage is an ad-lib," says Steve. "It's a wonder (that) any marriage can be a success." But if success can be measured by longevity, their marriage is decidedly a hit. Adds Steve: "We'll be married after death."
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January 19, 1994 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Letters are still our salvation," write the lovers. Indeed. Just when we feared that the post office had routed their correspondence to the dead letter department, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III are together again. This time the mailman has delivered A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, where the play's charms prove just as beguiling as during its record-breaking residency at the Canon Theatre in 1990-91.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1993
In Robert Koehler's review, "Julie Halston's Comical Life" (April 16), he compares her performance, in part, to Jayne Meadows in "The Honeymooners." It was not Jayne Meadows who played Jackie Gleason's wife in "The Honeymooners" but Audrey Meadows. ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1988 | GRETA BEIGEL, Times Staff Writer
Parading on a makeshift podium before more than 1,000 women at the Edwards Cinema Center in Newport Beach Monday morning, actress Jayne Meadows showed off a slinky red skirt and said, "I want you people to look at my legs. They are the only part of me that have not fallen apart." And with that, she started an hourlong lecture entitled "Powerful Women in History."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SHENZHEN, China - The dozens of business officials who accompanied Gov. Jerry Brown to China this week included many with existing business in the country, some who hoped the governor's presence could help open new doors for them and others who wanted to spend time with California's leader and his entourage. For Bill Allen, president of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the connection to China is more personal. Allen, son of "Tonight Show" founder Steve Allen and actress Jayne Meadows, was returning to a nation where his family's roots date to the turn of the 20th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1991 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Allen likes to perform A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters" because he gets to play a gentleman. "I think he's an admirable character," Allen said of the upper-crust Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who is one of just two actors in the show. Allen is concerned that gentle men, and gentlemen, are a vanishing breed. "We need more people like that in our world and in our society," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1991 | NANCY CHURNIN
Steve Allen and his wife, actress Jayne Meadows, will star in "Love Letters" at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas for a one-night performance Aug. 24. The engagement was Allen's idea. Allen, comedian, author and songwriter as well as creator and original host of NBC's "Tonight" show, performed the two-person "Love Letters" with Meadows at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills, most recently in June.
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