Tuesday, January 17, 2006


From the New York Times:

Although her career spanned several decades and included a stint on the soap opera "Another World," [Anne] Meacham is probably best known for her work in the plays of Tennessee Williams, who once praised her in an article for The New York Times, saying, "There's nothing she won't say or do onstage without any sign of embarrassment."

Ms. Meacham made her film debut in "Lilith" in 1964 and made many television appearances in the 50's and 60's before joining the cast of "Another World" in 1972 as Louise Goddard, an oddball maid.
- Christopher Isherwood

Ms. Meacham was 80 years old.

Thanks to the IMDb.com, here is a list of some of her contributions to the population of Toobworld.....

"Another World" (1964) TV Series .... Louise Goddard Brooks (1972-1980, 1981-1982)
"The Brighter Day" (1954) TV Series .... Althea Dennis (1960-1961)

All the King's Men (1958) (TV)

"The Road West" playing "Miss Welch" in episode: "Shaman" (episode # 1.10) 14 November 1966
"The Nurses" playing "Claire Luskin" in episode: "The Gift" (episode # 2.4) 17 October 1963
"Dr. Kildare" playing "Rose Clayton" in episode: "To Each His Own Prison" (episode # 2.32) 23 May 1963
"The Virginian" playing "Sarah Lilly" in episode: "The Brazen Bell" (episode # 1.5) 17 October 1962
"The Defenders" playing "Martha Brubaker" in episode: "The Crusader" (episode # 1.23) 24 February 1962
"The United States Steel Hour" playing "Ilse Bruckner" in episode: "Brandenburg Gate" (episode # 9.3) 4 October 1961
"'Way Out" playing "Dolly Granger" in episode: "Soft Focus" (episode # 1.13) 7 July 1961
"The Catholic Hour" playing "Duchess" in episode: "The Death of Satan" 4 June 1961
"Play of the Week" in episode: "Therese Raquin" (episode # 2.25) 13 March 1961
"Playhouse 90" playing "Catherine" in episode: "Face of a Hero" (episode # 3.13) 1 January 1959
"Suspicion" in episode: "Diagnosis: Death" (episode # 1.25) 31 March 1958
"Robert Montgomery Presents" in episode: "Isobel" (episode # 7.11) 21 November 1955
"The United States Steel Hour" playing "Marian Comnor" in episode: "A Garden in the Sea" (episode # 1.20) 20 July 1954



Anonymous said...

Do you really feel it necessary to post obits for everybody who played characters on TV? This one seemed really flimsy to be mentioned. I saw the Times obit and maybe for the theater world, sure, she should be paid some kind of tribute, but I'm not so sure she deserved one for her TV work.

I probably sound like a heartless snob, don't I?

Toby said...

Everybody's entitled to their opinion.....

To steal a line from Lou Grant, Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

Who knows if her contributions to the dramatis personae of Toobworld had any part to play in the grand scheme?

I'm pretty sure Master Po or Master Khan had a Shaolin saying that would apply; something about the smallest pebble spreading ripples across the pond....

For all I know, her maid Louise Brooks played a pivotal role in 'Another World' to link it to some other soap opera. 'AW' is a Toobworld hub, from which many other shows can be connected. I don't remember all the details, but I did write it up once with a graph for the old Tubeworld Dynamic site.