Judi Meredith

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Meredith as Monique Deveraux, 1960.

Judi Clare Meredith (October 13, 1936 – April 30, 2014) was a former American actress. In 1962 she married director Gary Nelson with whom she had two sons. She died April 30, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born Judith Clare Boutin in Portland, Oregon, she was a talented figure skater who became a professional star performer with the Ice Follies.[1] All this changed when she broke her back in an accident. Even after recovering, she continued until she broke her knee cap and was advised by doctors to stop skating.

Acting career[edit]

Meredith was performing in stock until she was spotted by George Burns, an American comedian, who cast her in the recurring role of Bonnie Sue McAfee on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1957), and the next year as herself on The George Burns Show. That year, 1958, saw Meredith's film debut, Wild Heritage.

In the 1959-1960 television season, Meredith played Monique Deveraux, a young French woman, in the CBS western series Hotel de Paree, with Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, and Strother Martin. From the late 1950s through the 1960s, Meredith appeared in several TV series' including 87th Precinct (TV series), Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, Mannix, and Hawaii Five-O. Meridith appeared in the November 18, 1962 episode of Bonanza entitled Knight Errant playing the character of Lotty Hawkins. After a few other appearances, she left acting and was not heard from again until her death..

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