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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.

She started in
Television in New York City in 1948 at the Du Mont TV studio in Wanamaker's department store. She soon moved into network TV on the show Winner Take All and did her first regular commercials as emcee of NBC's Embassy Club. She has done everything from weather reports and fashion shows to soap commercials and whodunits.

Called America's first household name, she was seen weekly from 1953 to 1967 on Toast of the Town (The Ed Sullivan Show) in a Motorama format showing off dream cars of the 50s and 60s such as Lincoln and Mercury.

She appeared in commercials advertising a variety of products on shows such as Playhouse 90 and Your Hit Parade. In 1971 Julia did the first corrective ad on TV. The Federal Trade Commission accused ITT Continental Baking Company of false advertising in regards to its product Profile Bread. In the corrective ad Julia stated that Profile Bread had no fewer calories than other Bread, but was sliced thinner.

She passed away on May 16, 2016. Read The New York Times obituary.
Julia Meade judging the 1982 Miss USA Beauty Pagent
Julia was a judge for the 1982 Miss USA Beauty Pagent.
Julia Meade in a Hidden Magic commercial
Julia Meade in a Hidden Magic commercial circa late 1960s.
Julia Meade and Dick Shawn in CBS Daytime 90 - My Little Love
Julia Meade and Dick Shawn in CBS Daytime 90 - My Little Love.
Julia Meade in The Complex Mummy Complex
Julia in a publicity still from the 1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre television production of The Complex Mummy Complex.
Julia Meade arrives in San Francisco, August 1957
Julia Meade arrives in San Francisco, August 30, 1957, pictured here in this in this press photo with Lyle Byers, a director of the Lincoln Mercury Dealers Association.
Julia Meade and daughter Caroline 1960
Julia and her daughter Caroline at a TWA promotion event in NYC in December of 1960.

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Julia Meade on the set of Tost of the Town
Ed Sulllivan and Julia Meade on the set of Toast of the Town in 1954 preparing to shoot a live ad for the new 1955 Lincoln Capri.
Fred Astaire, Julia Meade and Ed Sullivan on the set of Tost of the Town
Fred Astaire, Julia Meade and Ed Sulllivan on the set of Toast of the Town following Astaire's performance on the show on February 14, 1954 — his first live appearance on television. The still is autographed by Astair for Julia: "Thanks for making my television debut a happy occasion. Best Wishes Fred Astaire"
select television appearances as an actress
1988 MY FIRST LOVE (TV movie) – as Chris Townsend
1974 CBS Daytime 90 – My Little Love TV episode
CBS Radio Mystery Series – "Out of Sight"
1968 The Christophers – Freedom of the Press TV episode
1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre – The Complex Mummy Complex TV episode
1953 Goodyear Television Playhouse (Goodyear Playhouse) – Wish on the Moon TV episode
select television appearances as herself
2008 What's My Line? – as a Guest Panelist
1982 Miss USA Beauty Pagent 1982 – as a Judge
1969 What's My Line? – as the Mystery Guest
1953 - 1967 Toast of the Town (The Ed Sullivan Show)
– Episode #21.18 (1967) TV episode as Singer
– Episode #19.21 (1966) TV episode as Herself and Sketch Actor
– Episode #10.28 (1957) TV episode as Herself
– Episode #10.18 (1957) TV episode as Herself
– Episode #09.47 (1956) TV episode as Herself
1964 Get the Message – as Herself – episode dated 20 April 1964
1959 -
1960
To Tell the Truth – as a Guest Panelist
– Episode dated 10 March 1960
– Episode dated 17 February 1959
1959 Disneyland '59 (Kodak Presents Disneyland '59) – as Herself
Spotlight Playhouse – CBS Host
1954 Mr. & Mrs. North – Target TV episode – as Herself
1954 John Daly News Program – as Herself
1952 -
1954
The Dennis James Show – NBC – as Herself
1952 Club Embassy – NBC
1950s Your Hit Parade – as Herself
1950s Okay Mother – as Herself
1949 Fashions on Parade – Dumont
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Julia Meade is seen here in a mid 50s TV commercial for the National Gas Association. She shows us her collection of menus from famous resturants, and touts the benefits of natural gas for the kitchen, including the 'burner witih a brain.'
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Julia Meade stars in a 1959 TV commercial for a brand of Kodak cameras called "Starmite".
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The first commercial in this collection features Julia Meade in a 1971 Chinet paper plates ad with Julia doing the infamous weight test.
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Julia pitches gas appliances in these TV commercials from the late 1950s.
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Julia assists Dennis James in this 1956 episode of Okay Mother.
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