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Julia Meade
Theatrical, Motion Picture and Television Actress, Commercial Spokesperson

1925 - 2016
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Julia Meade, a theatrical, motion picture and television actress, was also well known as a frequent television and print commercial spokesperson. Called America's first household name, she appeared in ads for a variety of products on TV shows such as Playhouse 90, Your Hit Parade and The Ed Sullivan Show, and in publications including Life, Look and TV Guide.

She was seen weekly from 1953 to 1967 on The Ed Sullivan show as an actress, as herself, and in live commercials selling everything from Kodak cameras to dream cars of the 50s and 60s such as Lincoln and Mercury
.

Julia's stage appearances include The Tender Trap on Broadway in 1954. She won the 1962-63 Sarah Siddons Award for her performance in the Chicago production of
Mary, Mary. She continued to do Theatre well into the 1990s.

Her Movies include Pillow Talk, in which Rock Hudson sings a song to her at the piano, Tammy Tell Me True with Sandra Dee, and ZOTZ!, which she starred in with Tom Poston.

She passed away on May 16, 2016. Read The New York Times obituary.
Julia Meade
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