After the show was canceled in 1970, Meredith had a singing
career and then co-hosted an LA TV show, "Mid-Morning." She
created and hosted "Born Famous," a series of specials in whch
she interviewed children of famous parents.
The blonde beauty who was born in Houston was the only daughter to show biz parents Gordon and Sheila MacRae. Meredith appeared in her father's film "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," at age 9 in 1953. Her first
significant role was playing the beach babe "Animal" in the Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello movie "Bikini Beach."
She played Mike Douglas's girlfriend Sally Ann in "My Three Sons" for several years before "Petticoat Junction." "The FBI," "Rockford Files," and "Love American Style" were a few of the programs which she made appearances.
Meredith died of brain cancer at age 56 in 2000. Daughter Allison wrote on her website www.meredithmacrae.com that her mother "could practically embrace people with her eyes."