Julia Meade Theatre Television Movies Music Print Biography Photos
Julia Meade, a theatrical, motion picture and television actress, is also well known as a frequent TV commercial spokesperson. She was born Julia Kunz on December 17, 1925, in Boston, MA, the daughter of Adam Kunz and Caroline Kunz (an actress who's maiden name was Meade.)

Julia grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and attended Ridgewood High School. She then studied at the Yale University Drama School in preparation for a theatrical career. After graduation, she secured the lead role in Paul Green's perennial summer play, "The Lost Colony." This marked her professional debut as an actress.

Coming to New York City in 1948, she got a job as a Conover model to tide her over until she could snare a stage assignment. The latter did not materialize. Television work did, however, and Julia became one of America's most recognized TV personalities, prompting a New York Times reviewer to describe her as America's first household name. She did return to the stage in the fall of 1954 in "The Tender Trap" on Broadway, and continued to do theatre well into the 1990s.

Julia married artist O. Worsham Rudd Jr. on May 17, 1952. They have two daughters, Caroline and Alice.
Julia Meade 3 x 5 card
Vintage 3 x 5 card of Julia with preprinted signature.
Julia Meade with daughters Caroline and Alice
Julia with daughters Caroline and Alice on the sidewalk in front of their apartment in New York City in 1967. More info.

Julia Meade Fan Club on Facebook
For more info, check out the Julia Meade Fan Club on Facebook.

The New York Yankees
Julia is a fan of
The New York Yankees!
Julia Meade with daughters Caroline and Alice
An adorable photo of Julia with daughter Caroline (left) and newborn daughter Alice on the right, December 1963. Looks like Caroline is happy to have a little sister!

Julia Meade's husband O. Worsham Rudd with Julia
Julia Meade's husband, O. Worsham Rudd, and Julia at home in New York City in a photo from 1960.
Julia Meade with daughters Caroline and Alice
Julia Meade's daughter, Caroline, in a photo from the early 1960s.
Julia Meade watches TV with husband O. Worsham Rudd
Julia with husband O. Worsham Rudd watching TV at home in New York City, in a photo circa 1960.
Julia Meade autographing head shots
Julia Meade autographing copies of her head shot at home in New York City in a photo circa 1960.
Julia's daughters Alice and Caroline with governess in Maine
Julia's daughters Alice and Caroline posing with their governess Maria Wagner. Photo circa mid 1960s.
Julia's daughters Alice and Caroline with governess in Maine
Julia's daughters Caroline and Alice posing with their governess Maria Wagner. Photo circa mid 1960s.
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