Burgess Meredith: Birthday

American actor and filmmaker
Born: November 16, 1907
Died: September 9, 1997

Burgess Meredith (1907–1997) was an American actor, director, and producer with a career spanning nearly seven decades. Born on November 16, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio, Meredith’s distinctive raspy voice and expressive features made him a versatile performer.

He gained widespread recognition for his role as Mickey Goldmill, the grizzled trainer, in the “Rocky” film series, earning critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for the first installment in 1976. Meredith’s career encompassed a wide range of roles in film, television, and theater. Notable film appearances include “Of Mice and Men” (1939) and “Advise and Consent” (1962).

In addition to his film work, Meredith was a prolific television actor, known for his role as The Penguin in the 1960s “Batman” TV series. His career continued to flourish, with numerous guest appearances on popular shows like “The Twilight Zone.”

An accomplished stage actor, Meredith received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the 1971 Broadway play “Happy Birthday, Wanda June.” His legacy endures as a versatile and beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Burgess Meredith passed away on September 9, 1997, leaving behind a rich and enduring contribution to the world of entertainment.

Burgess Meredith’s 5 most popular quotes

  • Like the seasons of the year, life changes frequently and drastically. You enjoy it or endure it as it comes and goes, as it ebbs and flows.
  • I’ll just take amusement at being a paradox.
  • I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type.
  • Franchot Tone is nuttier than a fruitcake, so don’t let the genteel frosting fool you.
  • I disappear from the public eye and get rediscovered quite often.
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