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Lee Meriwether: From Miss America to ‘Barnaby Jones’

After winning Miss San Francisco and Miss California, Lee Meriwether was chosen as Miss America in 1955, the first to be crowned on national television. Catwoman The actress plays the Caped Crusader’s nemesis in the 1966 “Batman” feature “Barnaby Jones” Meriwether helped her father-in-law solve crimes on the 1973-80 CBS series (Miss America Organization)
Lee Meriwether helped her father-in-law Buddy Ebsen solve crimes on the 1973-80 CBS series “Barnaby Jones” (1972). (CBS via Getty Images)
Lee Meriwether plays the Caped Crusader’s nemesis Catwoman in “Batman,” 1966. (Getty Images)
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