Jayne Meadows

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Longtime television actress and Broadway star Jayne Meadows Allen has passed away at 95.

The widow of TV legend Steve Allen died at her home in Encino, Calif., Sunday evening due to natural causes.

Meadows' career in the spotlight spanned nearly seven decades and ranged from plays to Emmy-nominated television shows and even films alongside the likes of Katharine Hepburn.

She also toured the country in a one-woman show dubbed Powerful Women in History for seven years, as well as appeared as a longtime panelist on CBS' I've Got a Secret.

The beloved actress was nominated for three Emmys: one for her 1977 episode of PBS' Meeting of Minds, the second in 1987 for NBC's St. Elsewhere and a third time for her supporting role in CBS' High Society.

Jayne Meadows

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Meadows was born in China and learned English after her parents returned to the United States after completing missionary work in the Wuchang district.

She also received the Susan B. Anthony Award for her ongoing work in the entertainment industry.

Her son, Bill Allen, issued the following statement to Variety:

"She was also the most loving mother and grandmother I could ever imagine, seeing only the best in all her family members and giving us all confidence that we had value to offer the world and should take risks because we could do no wrong in her eyes. ​She will be sorely missed and never forgotten."

Meadows is survived by three stepchildren, her son and grandchildren.

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