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Encyclopedia > Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith

Meredith in Second Chorus
Born Oliver Burgess Meredith
November 16, 1907(1907-11-16)[1]
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died September 9, 1997 (aged 89)
Malibu, California, USA
Spouse(s) Helen Derby (1933-1935) (divorced)
Margaret Perry (January 10, 1936-July 19, 1938) (divorced)
Paulette Goddard (May 21, 1944-1950) (divorced)
Kaja Sundsten (1950-September 9, 1997) (his death) 2 children

Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907[1]September 9, 1997) was a versatile two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor. He was known for portraying Rocky Balboa's trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky films and The Penguin in the television series Batman. Contemporary fans recall him as "Grandpa Gustavson" (Jack Lemmon's father) in the films Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 517 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (530 × 615 pixel, file size: 130 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Cleveland redirects here. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990),[1] an Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... The Day of the Locust is a 1975 film based on the 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Michael Mickey Goldmill (April 7, 1905 - August 15, 1981) is a fictional boxing trainer created by Sylvester Stallone and portrayed by Burgess Meredith. ... Rocky is a saga of popular action films starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays in these films the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 Warner Bros. ...

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Biography

Early life & career

Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Ida Beth (née Burgess) and Canadian-born William George Meredith, M.D.[1][2] He graduated from Hoosac School in 1926. He then attended Amherst College as a member of the Class of 1931. In 1933, he became a member of Eva Le Gallienne's theatre company in New York. He attracted favorable attention for playing George in a 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and as war correspondent Ernie Pyle in The Story of G.I. Joe (1945). Interestingly, the comic strip on which the latter film was based later begat a range of action figures which themselves became popular and in the 1980s featured in their own movie, the animated GI Joe: The Movie in which Meredith also starred as the voice of villain Golobulus. Cleveland redirects here. ... Née redirects here. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eva Le Gallienne Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) was a well-known actress, producer, and director, during the first half of the 20th century. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other members of the family, see Steinbeck (disambiguation). ... Of Mice and Men is a 1939 film based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck. ... Ernie Pyle on board the U.S.S. Cabot. ... The Story of G.I. Joe is a war film released in 1945. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Golobulus is the leader of Cobra-La in the fictional G. I. Joe universe. ...


Meredith was featured in many 1940s films, including three (Second Chorus (1940), Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) and On Our Merry Way (1948) ) co-starring then-wife Paulette Goddard. Among later roles, he became known for playing The Penguin on the television series Batman. His role as the Penguin was so well-received that the show's writers always had a script featuring the Penguin ready whenever Meredith was available. He appeared on the show more times during its run than any other villain. Second Chorus is a 1940 Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth, with music by Artie Shaw, Bernie Hanighen, Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990),[1] an Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ...


Meredith served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, reaching the rank of captain. As a result of the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigation into Communist influence in Hollywood, Meredith was placed on the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Protestors opposing the jailing of the Hollywood Ten in 1950 (from the 1987 documentary Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist). ...


Breadth of acting

Burgess Meredith was adept playing both dramatic and comedic roles, and with his rugged looks and gravelly voice, he could convincingly play either an everyman hero or a sinister villain. He appeared in four different starring roles in the acclaimed anthology TV series The Twilight Zone; only Jack Klugman had as many leading guest appearances. In the famous "Time Enough at Last", a 1959 episode of The Twilight Zone, Meredith plays a henpecked bank teller who only wants to be left alone with his books. In the 1961 episode "Mr. Dingle, the Strong", Meredith plays the title character, a timid weakling who, as the subject of a space alien's experiment on human nature, suddenly acquires superhuman strength. In "Printer's Devil," Meredith portrayed the Devil himself, and in "The Obsolete Man" he portrayed a deeply religious man, sentenced to death in a future, dystopic totalitarian society. He would later play two more roles in Rod Serling's other anthology series, Night Gallery. Meredith was the narrator for Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983. For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Comedy is the use of humour in the performing arts. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... Jack Klugman (b. ... Time Enough at Last is a half-hour episode of the original version of The Twilight Zone. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bookworm can refer to: The insect of that name. ... “Mr. ... Green people redirects here. ... Printer’s Devil is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... The Obsolete Man is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... This article is about the philosophical concept and literary form. ... Rodman Edward Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology television series, The Twilight Zone. ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ... Twilight Zone: The Movie was a 1983 movie produced by Steven Spielberg as a theatrical version of The Twilight Zone, a long-running early TV series. ...


Meredith achieved iconic status for playing The Penguin in the television series Batman. The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ...


In 1972 - 1973, Meredith played V.C.R. Cameron, director of "Probe Control," in the television movie/pilot "Probe" and then in "Search" the subsequent TV series (the name was changed to avoid conflict with a program on PBS). The series involved "World Securities Corporation," a private agency which, among other activities, fielded a number of detectives equipped with high-tech equipment including a tiny TV transmitter (the "Scanner") which allowed Probe Control to see what was going on where the agents were working. One episode centered around Cameron being kidnapped and having to escape from a torture chamber, without any of the tools carried by Probe agents. Hugh OBrian as Hugh Lockwood. ... Search was a TV-Series that aired on NBC from 1972-1973. ...


Movie roles of note

Meredith was a favorite of director Otto Preminger, who cast him in Advise and Consent (1962), In Harm's Way (1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Skidoo (1968) and Such Good Friends (1971). (Interestingly, both Preminger and Meredith portrayed villains on Batman.) He appeared in Ray Harryhausen's last stop-motion feature Clash of the Titans, in a supporting role. He played Rocky Balboa's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the first three Rocky films (1976), (1979) and (1982), to great acclaim. Even though his character died in the third Rocky film, he returned briefly in the fifth film, Rocky V (1990). (1981) He played an old Korean War veteran Captain J.G. Williams in The Last Chase with Lee majors. Meredith also appeared in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). In his twilight years, he played Jack Lemmon's character's father in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). He was the Penguin in the original Batman movie. As a nod to his longtime association with The Twilight Zone, he served as narrator for the 1983 film based on the series. He was Academy Award-nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his roles in The Day of the Locust (1975) and Rocky (1976). Another notable role was as Goldie Hawn's landlord in Foul Play. Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... Advise and Consent is a 1962 Columbia motion picture based on the novel of the same name by Allen Drury. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Hurry Sundown is a 1967 film starring Michael Caine. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Skidoo is the title of a 1968 comedy film, directed by Otto Preminger, and released by Paramount Pictures, with storyline by Doran William Cannon. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Ray Harryhausen, with creations from Clash of the Titans. ... Clash of the Titans is a 1981 fantasy movie based on the myth of the Perseus. ... Robert Rocky Balboa, Sr. ... Michael Mickey Goldmill (April 7, 1905 - August 15, 1981) is a fictional boxing trainer created by Sylvester Stallone and portrayed by Burgess Meredith. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Rocky V is the fifth film in the Rocky film saga. ... This article is about the year. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 Warner Bros. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see Batman (1989 film). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Day of the Locust is a 1975 film based on the 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Foul play may refer to: Crime. ...


Additional roles of note

A somewhat more mixed (comedy/dramatic) role was his portrayal of the philosophical (yet hapless) tramp, Vladimir, in a notable production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Vladimir (affectionately known as Didi; a small boy calls him Mr. ... Beckett may refer to: People Arthur William a Beckett (1844 – 1909), English journalist and man of letters Christopher Beckett, 4th Baron Grimthorpe (1915 – 2003) Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe (1816 – 1905) Ernest Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856 – 1917) Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856), an English comic writer Gilbert Arthur a... Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which the characters wait for Godot, who never arrives. ...


Meredith also did voiceover work. He was the TV commercial voice for Honda, Stokley-Van Camp, United Airlines, and Freakies cereal. He supplied the narration for the 1974-1975 ABC Saturday morning series Korg: 70,000 B.C. and was the voice of Puff in the series of animated adaptations of the Peter, Paul, and Mary song Puff, the Magic Dragon. This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Freakies was a brand of presweetened breakfast cereal produced by Ralston and sold in the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... Puff, the Magic Dragon is a song written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow and made popular by the group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 recording. ...


He won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special for the 1977 television film Tail Gunner Joe. An Emmy Award. ... Tail Gunner Joe was a 1977 television movie dramatizing the life of Senator Joseph McCarthy. ...


His last role before death was the portrayal of both Hamilton Wofford and Covington Wofford characters in the 1996 video game, Ripper, by Take-Two Interactive. Ripper is a 1996 adventure computer game developed by Take-Two Interactive, and released for Windows-based personal computers. ... Take Two redirects here. ...


Theatre work

While best known for his film work, Meredith was also an influential actor and director for the stage. He made his Broadway debut as Peter in Eva Le Gallienne's production of Romeo and Juliet (1930) and became a star in Maxwell Anderson's Winterset (1935), which became his film debut the following year. His early life and theatre work were the subject of a New Yorker profile.[3] For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Eva Le Gallienne Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991) was a well-known actress, producer, and director, during the first half of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Romeo and Juliet (disambiguation). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Maxwell Anderson (15 December 1888 – 28 February 1959), better known as Maxwell Anderson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author, poet, reporter and lyricist, and a founding member of The Playwrights Company (which included, at various times, Maxwell Anderson, S. N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard... Winterset is a city located in Madison County, Iowa. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ...


Other Broadway roles of note included Van van Dorn in High Tor (1937), Liliom in Liliom (1940), Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World (1946), and Adolphus Cusins Major Barbara (1957). He created the role of Erie Smith in the English-language premiere of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie at the Theater Royal in Bath, England in 1963, and was an acclaimed Hamlet. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... High Tor was a made-for-television musical fantasy broadcast March 10, 1956 on the CBS network. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liliom is a 1909 play by Ferenc Molnár, famous as the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Playboy of the Western World is a play written by J. M. Synge and first performed in January 1907. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Barbara is a 1905 three act play by G. Bernard Shaw that was first produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Eugene Gladstone ONeill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel- and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Poster from the 1996 Broadway production of Hughie starring Al Pacino. ... For alternate meanings see Bath (disambiguation) Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath Bath is a city in south-west England, most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ...


Meredith was also a distinguished theatre director, winning a Tony Award nomination for his 1974 Broadway staging of Ulysses in Nighttown, a theatrical adaptation of the "Nighttown" section of James Joyce's Ulysses. Meredith also shared a Special Tony Award with James Thurber for their collaboration on A Thurber Carnival (1960). What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Ulysses in Nighttown is an episode from the Novel Ulysses by James Joyce that was turned into a very successful theatrical even by Tomas MacAnna the theatre director and presented originally on the Peacock Stage at Dublins Abbey Theatre. ... This article is about the writer and poet. ... Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... For the political scientist, see James A. Thurber. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Autobiography and personal life

In 1994, Meredith published his autobiography, So Far, So Good. In the book he states that he suffered from violent mood swings which were caused by cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder.[4] Cyclothymia is a mood disorder. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ...


Death

Meredith died of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma on September 9, 1997, at the age of 89. Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Meredith has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6904 Hollywood Blvd. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Filmography

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Television work

  • Faerie Tale Theatre: Thumbelina

Thumbelina is the 12th episode of the television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c 1
  2. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D04E3DE1339F932A2575AC0A961958260
  3. ^ The New Yorker, April 3, 1937, pp 26-37.
  4. ^ CNN.com retrieved 12 OCT 2007

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Burgess Meredith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (763 words)
Burgess Meredith was adept playing both dramatic and comedy roles, and appeared in four different starring roles in the acclaimed anthology TV series The Twilight Zone; only Jack Klugman had as many leading guest appearances.
In "Printer's Devil," Meredith portrayed the Devil himself, and in "The Obsolete Man" he portrayed a deeply religious man, sentenced to death in a future, dystopic totalitarian society.
Meredith died of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma in 1997 at the age of 89.
Burgess Meredith at AllExperts (674 words)
Burgess Meredith was adept playing both dramatic and comedic roles, and appeared in four different starring roles in the acclaimed anthology TV series The Twilight Zone; only Jack Klugman had as many leading guest appearances.
A further illustration of Meredith's breadth as an actor was demonstrated in two other episodes: in "Printer's Devil," Meredith portrayed the Devil, himself, yet in "The Obsolete Man" he portrayed a deeply religious man, sentenced to death in a future, dystopic totalitarian society.Meredith achieved iconic status for playing The Penguin in the television series Batman.
Meredith also made a significant contribution to the world of Christmas films through his single-scene role as the Ancient One, oldest and wisest of the Elves of the Vendequm, in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).
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