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Lee Meriwether

Highest Rated:   89% Love & Debt (2019)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Ultimate Life (2013)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Progressing from Miss San Francisco to Miss California, LA-born brunette beauty Lee Meriwether recited a monologue written by Irish playright John Millington Synge and won the 1955 Miss America contest. Lee's first television job was as Dave Garroway's "girl Friday" on NBC's The Today Show. She played small parts on such prime time TV series as Leave It to Beaver and Sergeant Bilko before securing her first recurring role on the 1960 daytime drama Clear Horizons. Subsequent series-TV assignments included Dr. Ann McGregor on Irwin Allen's 1966 sci-fier The Time Tunnel, the star's homespun housewife on 1971's The New Andy Griffith Show, and a regular panelist on the syndicated 1974 edition of Masquerade Party. Lee played The Catwoman in the 1966 theatrical feature Batman (she also appeared on the TV series of the same name, but not in the same part). While in the 1968 cinematic wallow Legend of Lylah Clare she essayed one of her favorite screen parts: a vituperative lesbian who beats the snot out of Kim Novak. Her best-known role was as Betty Jones, daughter-in-law and general factotum of folksy detective Buddy Ebsen, on the long running (1975-82) TV series Barnaby Jones. More recently, Meriwether exhibited a heretofore underexploited gift for broad comedy in the role of the ghoulish Lily Munster on the syndicated 1988 "retro" sitcom The New Munsters. For many years, Lee Meriwether was married to actor Frank Aletter.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Love & Debt
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet The Flight Fantastic
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Breaking Legs
  • GG Courterfield
2016
No Score Yet The Ultimate Legacy
  • Miss Hastings
2015
No Score Yet A Horse For Summer
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Sunny in the Dark
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Waiting in the Wings: The Musical
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Silent But Deadly
  • Vivian
2014
No Score Yet The Green Girl
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Sunset Stories
  • Actor
2013
18% The Ultimate Life
  • Actor
$1.4M 2013
No Score Yet Birthday Cake
  • Opal Hunt
2013
No Score Yet No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
  • Actor
2010
50% Touching Home
  • Grandma Eleanor
2010
33% The Ultimate Gift
  • Miss Hastings
$3.5M 2006
No Score Yet Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt
  • Herself
2003
No Score Yet New Faces Cosmetrics: The Natural Face-Lift
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Cruise into Terror
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Brothers O'Toole
  • Paloma Littleberry
1973
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket
  • Mary Elizabeth Whitehead
1969
29% The Undefeated
  • Margaret Langdon
1969
60% The Legend of Lylah Clare
  • Young Girl
1968
No Score Yet Namu, the Killer Whale
  • Kate Rand
1966
79% Batman: The Movie
  • The Catwoman/Comrade Kitanya `Kitka' Irenya Tantanya KarenskKobieta-kot/Kitka
1966
80% The 4D Man
  • Linda Davis
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Doris
  • 2012
85% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
  • Marjorie Meyers
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010-2020
  • Helen Tilton
  • 2012
81% The League
2009-2015
  • Gumma Eve
  • 2012
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Karla
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Leslie Hunter Grace Overholtz Vanessa Thorpe
  • 1995
  • 1993
  • 1985
No Score Yet Hotel
1983-1988
  • Actor
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Ann Marshall Barbara Braden Jessica Elliott
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Anna Rojak Tracey
  • 1970
  • 1969
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Losira
  • 1969
72% Batman
1966-1968
  • Catwoman/Kitka Lisa Carson
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Willis
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Natalie Graham Evelyn
  • 1965
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
  • Woman #2
  • 1961

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