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LEE MERIWETHER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Lee Meriwether was born on May 27th, 1935 in Los Angeles, California with the middle name Ann to Claudius Gregg Meriwether and Ethel Eve Mulligan. At the age of twenty she earned the title of Miss America and later became most well known to many for her role as Betty Jones from the television series, "Barnaby Jones" starring Buddy Ebson, a role for which she earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
 
Her childhood began in San Francisco where she graduated from George Washington High School.  Meriwether then went on to study at San Francisco City College and began entering beauty contest.
 
She went from earning the title of Miss San Francisco to Miss California and later taking home the Miss America title.  Her career in entertainment soon took off, first with working as a "Today Girl" on the television show, "The Today Show" which aired on NBC from 1955 through 1956. 
 
Soon she broke into the film industry appearing on such features as, "4D Man" (1959), "Batman" (1966), "The Undefeated" (1969) starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson and "Angel in My Pocket" (1969). 
 
Along with working as a film actress, she added numerous television appearances to her resume on such series as, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1965), "Batman" (1967) and "The Time Tunnel" (1966-1967).
 
In 1973 she was cast in her most well known role on, "Barnaby Jones" which ran for eight seasons.  Other television credits included roles on, "Perry Mason", "The Fugitive", "Star Trek", "Circus of the Stars", "The New Andy Griffith Show", "Mission: Impossible", "Dragnet", "Dr. Kildare", "12 O'Clock High", "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", "My Three Sons", "Cannon" and "The Munsters Today". 
 
Some of her more recent roles have been on the television soap opera, "All My Children", "Desperate Housewives" (2012), the films, "The Ultimate Gift" (2006), "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School" (2010), "Sunset Stories" (2012) and "Hotel Arthritis" (2012).
 
Lee Meriwether has married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Frank Aletter whom she wed in 1958 and after having two children this marriage came to an end in 1974.  She is currently married to Marshall Borden whom she married in 1986.  Her two daughters from her first marriage, Kyle and Lesley both grew up to also pursue careers as actresses.

 
Filmography

2012   Hotel Arthritis

2012   Sunset Stories

2012   Desperate Housewives 

2011   Hell's Kitty 

1996-2011  All My Children 

2011   Secret Identity 

2010   Vanquish 

2010   No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School 

2009   Bula's Fortune 

2008   Wizards of Waverly Place 

2008   Twisted Faith 

2008   Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

2008   Touching Home 

2007   Say It in Russian

2006   The Ultimate Gift 

2005   Gone Postal

2003   Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt

2000   Touched by an Angel 

1996   Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man

1985-1995  Murder, She Wrote

1992   Dark Justice

1988-1991  The Munsters Today 

1991   Jake and the Fatman 

1987   You Are the Jury

1987   Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge 

1986   Mr. Belvedere 

1985   Glitter

1985   Hotel 

1985   True Confessions 

1984   Finder of Lost Loves 

1981-1984  The Love Boat 

1983   Fantasy Island

1980   Tourist

1973-1980  Barnaby Jones

1979   Mirror, Mirror

1979   Time Express

1978   True Grit 

1978   Cruise Into Terror 

1977   Having Babies II

1975   Cannon 

1973   The Brothers O'Toole 

1973   The Doris Day Show

1972   Longstreet

1965-1971  The F.B.I. 

1971   Love, American Style

1971   The New Andy Griffith Show

1971   Dan August

1970   The Immortal

1967-1970  Family Affair 

1970   Nanny and the Professor

1970   Insight

1970   My World and Welcome to It

1969-1970  Mission: Impossible

1970   The Name of the Game

1969   Mannix

1969   The Undefeated 

1969   Angel in My Pocket

1969   Land of the Giants 

1969   Star Trek

1968   The Legend of Lylah Clare 

1967   Iron Horse 

1966-1967  The Time Tunnel 

1967   Batman 

1966   Vacation Playhouse 

1966   Namu, the Killer Whale 

1966   Batman

1965-1966  12 O'Clock High 

1965-1966  My Three Sons 

1966   The Fugitive 

1965   F Troop 

1965   Perry Mason

1965   Hazel

1965   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

1963-1965  Dr. Kildare 

1964-1965  The Jack Benny Program 

1965   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 

1964   The Young Marrieds

1964   Route 66 

1963   The Courtship of Eddie's Father

1962   Alcoa Premiere

1962   I'm Dickens, He's Fenster 

1962   The Lloyd Bridges Show 

1961   Leave It to Beaver 

1961   Bringing Up Buddy

1960   The Clear Horizon 

1959   4D Man 

1958   Omnibus 

1958   Dragnet 

1958   The Phil Silvers Show

1958   The Millionaire

1957   The Alcoa Hour

1954-1955  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse





Matinee Classics - 4D Man starring Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether
Matinee Classics - The Undefeated starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Lee Meriwether, Melissa Newman, Marian McCargo, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Harry Carey Jr., Paul Fix, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, John Agar and Dub Taylor
Matinee Classics - Barnaby Jones starring Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriweather, John Carter and Mark Shera
Matinee Classics - Nanny and the Professor starring Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman, Kim Richards, Eileen Baral, Patsy Garrett, Elsa Lanchester, John Mills, Ida Lupino, Marjorie Bennett, Ray Bolger, Bert Convy, Lee Meriwether, Robert Sterling and Brian Bedford
Matinee Classics - The Brothers O'Toole starring John Astin, Pat Carroll, Hans Conried, Richard Erdman, Allyn Joslyn, Richard Jury, Lee Meriwether, Jesse White, Steve Carlson, Miranda Barry, Francelle Fuller, Ted Claasen, Harlan Knudson, Leon Enge and Jacques Hampton


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