Lee Meriwether
Lee Meriwether
Celebrated Name: Lee Meriwether
Real Name/Full Name: Lee Ann Meriwether
Gender: Female
Age: 89 years old
Birth Date: 27 May 1935
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.74m
Weight: 69kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Frank Aletter (m. 1958,div. 1974), Marshall Borden (m. 1986)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Kyle Aletter and Lesley A. Aletter)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Lee Meriwether Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Lee Ann is an American actress whose acting career started in the mid-1950s. She is also a retired model with her career picking in 1955 when she was crowned Miss American 1955. Her character as Betty Jones in the 1970s in the TV crime series Barnaby Jones is the one she is most remembered with. Her role in the series earned her several awards nominations, which included an Emmy and Golden Globe Awards nominations. Since then she has appeared in numerous films and TV dramas as up to date, she is still actively acting.

Maybe you know about Lee Meriwether very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Lee Meriwether’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Lee Ann Meriwether was born on 27th May 1935 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was Claudius Gregg Meriwether, while her mother was Ethel Eve Mulligan. Lee has a brother called Don Brett Meriwether, who is three years younger than her. They were both raised in San Francisco after their family moved there when they were young from Phoenix, Arizona.

She later joined George Washington High School before joining City College of San Francisco. This is where she excelled in modeling winning Miss San Francisco beauty pageant before going on to win Miss California in 1954. One year later, she became what every beauty pageant in America dreams of becoming, “Miss America.”

Personal Life

In 1956, Lee Ann was rumored to be engaged to American baseball player Joe DiMaggio. It late came to be found. It was just rumors started by gossip columnist Walter Winchell. On 20th April 1958, Lee married Frank Aletter, who was nine years older than her. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Kyle A letter-Oldham, who was born in 1960, and Lesley A. Aletter. The two divorced in 1974, 16 years after their marriage. Lee stayed unmarried for more than a decade until 21st September when she married Marshall Borden.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 27th May 1935, Lee Meriwether is 89 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. Her height is 1.74m tall, and her weight is 69 kg.


Lee started her career as a model and was crowned Miss America in 1955. She joined acting later with her debut in the film coming in 1959 when she played Linda Davis’s character in the film 4D Man. After her debut, she made guest appearances in several television series in the 1960s like I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster, 12 O’clock High, Route 66, and The Lloyd Bridges Show.

Her most memorable work came in the 1970s when she played a major role in the television detective drama Barnaby Jones. The series runs for eight years, winning several awards and getting positive ratings with film critics. After Barnaby Jones, Lee has appeared in TV series like The Musters, and Murder She Wrote, among others.

Awards & Achievements

Most of her work in acting, Lee has made most of her appearances as a guest star. Her major role with the TV drama Barnaby Jones earned her three nominations. Her first nomination came in 1975 when she was nominated in the Best Actress in the Drama category by Golden Globe Awards. She received the same nomination a year later. In 1977 she was nominated for Emmy Awards in supporting actress category.

Net Worth & Salary of Lee Meriwether in 2024

Lee Meriwether Net Worth
Lee Meriwether Net Worth

As of July 2024, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Lee has earned all her fortune with her career in acting and modeling. Her major role with the TV series Barnaby Jones for eight years earned her a big fortune. Since then, she has made numerous appearances in films and TV dramas, earning her millions of dollars.

Lee Ann has lived her life to the fullest, achieving all she could have thought of achieving. In her modeling careers, she earned the top honor representing America in the Miss World beauty pageants. This is an honor only selected few have ever achieved.


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