Photo Flash: Lee Meriwether Honored By Theatre West
Actress and former Miss America, Lee Meriwether, was honored in Los Angeles on February 10th by Theatre West; the theatre company she helped found 55 years ago. Aside from originating the role of Catwomen on Batman in the 1960s, Meriwether starred in such series as Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones, All My Children, Star Trek and many more and was crowned Miss America in 1955
As a founding member of Theatre West, the oldest continually-operating theatre company in Los Angeles, Meriwether worked along side such notables as Betty Garrett, Beau Bridges, Marvin Kaplan, Ray Bradbury, Richard Dreyfuss, Chazz Palminteri, Pat Harrington, Jim Beaver, Sally Fields, Carroll O'Connor, Jack Nicholson, Sally Fields, Martin Landau, Lloyd Schwartz, and hundreds of other actors, writers, directors, and technicians, and has been active in Theatre West productions for the entirety of its history.
Aside from the company members, those honoring Lee at the Theatre West Tribute included her daughters Leslie and Kyle, husband Marshall Borden, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles City Council, the Ability First foundation, Academy Award winner George Chakiris, producer Marc Cherry, and actors Doug Jones (Shape of Water), Jim Beaver, Robert Colbert, Adam Huss.
Lee and TIME TUNNEL costar Robert Colbert
Academy Award winner George Chakiris
Lee with actor Adam Huss and Jeff Johns and Joe Abramson
Lee and Jim Beaver
Lee and guitarist Laurence Juber
Lee and Producer Marc Cherry