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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.

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.
Pillow Talk poster
Pillow Talk poster
Tammy Tell Me True poster
Tammy Tell Me True poster
Julia Meade Tammy Tell Me True publicity still
Julia in a publicity still from Tammy Tell Me True, 1961.
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TAMMY TELL ME TRUE
1961
A Universal Pictures Production
Directed by Harry Keller
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With:
Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Beulah Bondi, Julia Meade,
Virginia Grey, Charles Drake, Hayden Rorke, Juanita Moore

Julia Meade and Sandra Dee in Tammy Tell Me True
Julia Meade and Sandra Dee in Tammy Tell Me True

Julia Meade in Tammy Tell Me True
Julia Meade stars as Suzanne Rook in the 1961 Universal Pictures production Tammy Tell Me True. In this sequel to Tammy and the Bachelor, Tammy (Sandra Dee), a naively wise southern backwoods girl who lives in a shanty boat, decides to enroll in college in order to learn the ways of the world. She moves her house boat up the river to a college town and sets out to find employment to pay for tuition. She is referred to the wealthy widower Mrs. Call (Beulah Bondi) as a possble live-in companion, but is interviewed by Mrs. Call's niece, Suzanne Rook (Julia Meade), who is not impressed with Tammy and sends her away.

But Tammy won't be put off, and manages to meet Mrs. Call anyway. They become quick friends and the old woman confesses to Tammy that she is nothing more than a prisoner in her mansion, controlled by her niece Suzanne, who she suspects is after her money. Mrs. Call convinces Tammy to hide her on the shanty boat, where she rediscovers the simple things in life, while Tammy attends college and discovers the charms of her professor Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Tammy and Mrs. Call bond and the woman gives her a valuable necklace in appreciation.

As the weeks pass, Suzanne has the police looking for her aunt while setting the stage for having her declared insane if found. By chance, she runs into Tammy at the post office and notices that the girl is wearing a necklace that belongs to her aunt. She becomes enraged and has Tammy arrested. Mrs. Call is found and the conniving Suzanne has her aunt tried for mental incompetence. Tammy saves the day by testifying on behalf of Mrs. Call, explaining to the judge that living on the shanty boat had given the widower "her soul back."

Tammy Tell Me True is a movie full of strong female roles. Julia, a beloved actress and TV personality, supplies a wonderfully antagonist performance as the gold digging niece of Mrs. Call, played by the highly respected first-tier character actress Beulah Bondi. Julia retains her class and poise while providing a perfect foil to the ebullient Sandra Dee, whose Tammy is as endearing as Debbie Reynolds', who originated the role.

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