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.
Julia in a publicity still from the 1958 Armstrong Circle Theatre television production of The Complex Mummy Complex.
Julia Meade Miss USA television appearance as herself
Miss USA 1982 - Celebrity Judges, Biloxi, Mississippi - May 13, 1982
Donny Osmond announces the judges, Julia is eighth...scroll to 2:37 to see her introduction.