Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith
1907 - 1997

Burgess Meredith  American Actor


Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor, director, producer, and writer in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been cal...

Confirmed Relationships9
Longest Relationship47 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length6 yrs, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships8
First Name Burgess
Last Name Meredith
Full Name at Birth Oliver Burgess Merideth
Alternative Name `Buzz`
Age 89 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th November, 1907
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio
Died 9th September, 1997
Place of Death Malibu CA
Cause of Death Melanoma & Alzheimer`s Disease
Height 5' 5½" (166 cm)
Weight 130lbs (59 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Distinct, Raspy voice, Short
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Cleveland Choir School, Hoosak Falls Prep School, New York
University Amherst College, U.S. Air Force 1942 - 1945
Occupation Text Actor, producer, director, writer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Rocky, Of Mice and Men, Batman
Year(s) Active 1930–96, 1930–1996
Brand Endorsement (1996) Radio commercials: Carnation Hot Cocoa, (1996) TV commercial: Mercy Health Centers, (1991) TV commercial: Sargento Cheese of Wisconsin, (1988-90) TV commercials: Florida Orange Juice, (1986) TV commercial: Drixoral, (1985) TV commercial: US Cheese Board
Shoe Size 10
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/143/000043014/, www.biography.com/people/burgess-meredith-9542624
Father Dr. William George Meredith
Mother Ida Beth
Family Member Jonathon (son), Tala (daughter)
Friend Larry Hagman, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, John Gielgud, John Steinbeck, Bill Brady Jr, Franchot Tone, Charlie Chaplin, Cesar Romero, Dolores Moran, Adam West
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Burgess Meredith89 ScorpioActor
Kaja Sundsten85 Leo
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Gussie Moran89 VirgoTennis
Ginger Rogers83 CancerActress
Carole Landis29 CapricornActress
Paulette Goddard79 GeminiActress
Ingrid Bergman67 VirgoActress
Rosalind Russell69 GeminiActress
Margaret Perry94 PiscesActress
Nichelle Nichols83 CapricornActress
Lauren Bacall89 VirgoActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
Peggy Ashcroft83 CapricornActress
Helen Derby34Spouse
Olivia de Havilland99 CancerActress
Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Hedy Lamarr86 ScorpioActress
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Male7th July, 195164 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Across the Moon1995 Barney Movie
Grumpier Old Men1995 Grandpa Gustafson Movie
Tall Tale1995 Old Man (uncredited) Movie
Camp Nowhere1994 Fein Movie
The Great Battles of the Civil War1994 Gettysburg Star and Banner Columnist (Episode 6) (voice) TV Show
Grumpy Old Men1993 Grandpa Gustafson Movie
Lincoln1992 Winfield Scott TV Movie
Mastergate1992 Wiley Slaughter TV Movie
Night of the Hunter1991 Birdy TV Movie
Rocky V1990 Mickey Goldmill Movie
State of Grace1990 Finn Movie
Oddball Hall1990 Ingersol Movie
The Wickedest Witch1989 Narrator (voice) TV Movie
Full Moon in Blue Water1988 The General Movie
Hot to Trot1988 Don's Dad Movie
In the Heat of the Night1988 Judge Cully TV Show
King Lear1987 Don Learo (uncredited) Movie
Mister Corbett's Ghost1987 Mad Tom TV Movie
Outrage!1986 Judge Aaron Klein TV Movie
The Blinkins1986 Mr. Ben the Owl (voice) TV Movie
Santa Claus1985 Ancient Elf Movie
Answers1985 Chas Potter (Segment "The Constituent") Movie
Wet Gold1984 Sampson TV Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983 Narrator (voice, uncredited) Movie
Chasing the Limits1983 Narrator (voice) TV Movie
Rocky III1982 Mickey Goldmill Movie
Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody1982 Puff TV Show
Gloria1982 Dr. Willard Adams TV Show
Faerie Tale Theatre1982 Mole TV Show
Clash of the Titans1981 Ammon Movie
The Last Chase1981 Captain J.G. Williams Movie
True Confessions1981 Msgr. Seamus Fargo Movie
Final Assignment1980 Zak Movie
When Time Ran Out...1980 Rene Valdez Movie
Rocky II1979 Mickey Movie
Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies1979 Puff TV Movie
Archie Bunker's Place1979 Dr. Willard Adams TV Show
Foul Play1978 Mr. Hennessey Movie
Magic1978 Ben Greene Movie
The Manitou1978 Dr. Snow Movie
Puff the Magic Dragon1978 Puff Short Film
The Amazing Captain Nemo1978 Prof. Waldo Cunningham TV Movie
The Great Bank Hoax1978 Jack Stutz Movie
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid1978 William Blackstone TV Movie
Golden Rendezvous1977 Van Heurden Movie
The Sentinel1977 Charles Chazen Movie
SST: Death Flight1977 Willy Basset TV Movie
Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye1977 John F. 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald TV Movie
Tail Gunner Joe1977 Joseph Welch TV Movie
The Wandering Muse of Artemus Flagg1977 Artemus Flagg Movie
Burnt Offerings1976 Arnold Allardyce Movie
Rocky1976 Mickey Movie
92 in the Shade1975 Goldsboro Movie
The Day of the Locust1975 Harry Greener Movie
The Hindenburg1975 Emilio Pajetta Movie
The Master Gunfighter1975 Narrator (voice) Movie
Hay que matar a B.1975 Hector Movie
Time of Apollo1975 Narrator (voice) Movie
Golden Needles1974 Winters Movie
Korg: 70,000 B.C.1974 Narrator (voice) TV Show
Old Faithful1973 Chief Ranger TV Movie
Beware! The Blob1972 Old Hobo (uncredited) Movie
The Man1972 Senator Watson TV Movie
Probe1972 V.C.R. Cameron TV Movie
Search1972 V.C.R. Cameron TV Show
A Fan's Notes1972 Mr. Blue Movie
Getting Away from It All1972 Captain Frank Coffin TV Movie
The New Healers1972 Dr. Simmons TV Movie
Clay Pigeon1971 Freedom Lovelace Movie
Such Good Friends1971 Kalman Movie
Lock, Stock and Barrel1971 Rev. Willie Pursle TV Movie
The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove1971 Henry Meade TV Movie
The Man and the City1971 TV Show
Father, The1971 Captain Ned Movie
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go1970 The Dolphin Movie
There Was a Crooked Man...1970 The Missouri Kid Movie
McCloud1970 Marvin Sloan TV Show
The Bold Ones: The Senator1970 George P. Mallon TV Show
Hard Contract1969 Ramsey Williams Movie
Mackenna's Gold1969 The Storekeeper Movie
The Reivers1969 Lucius Movie
Winter of the Witch1969 Narrator (voice) TV Show
Love, American Style1969 Harrison Merriweather (segment "Love and the Artful Codger"), The Reverend (segment "Love and the Hypnotist") TV Show
Night Gallery1969 Charlie Finnegan, Dr. William Fall (segment "The Little Black Bag") TV Show
Room 2221969 TV Show
Skidoo1968 The Warden Movie
Stay Away, Joe1968 Charlie Lightcloud Movie
The Name of the Game1968 Richard Garver TV Show
Hurry Sundown1967 Judge Purcell Movie
Torture Garden1967 Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story) Movie
Ironside1967 Harry Grenadine, Alfred Carney TV Show
Mannix1967 Noah Otway TV Show
The Invaders1967 Theodore Booth TV Show
A Big Hand for the Little Lady1966 Doc Scully Movie
Batman: The Movie1966 The Penguin Movie
Madame X1966 Dan Sullivan Movie
Batman1966 The Penguin TV Show
The Monkees1966 The Penguin TV Show
The Crazy-Quilt1966 Narrator (voice) Movie
In Harm's Way1965 Commander Egan Powell Movie
Branded1965 Horace Greeley TV Show
Laredo1965 Grubby Sully TV Show
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965 Muldoon TV Show
The Loner1965 Sicdry TV Show
The Trials of O'Brien1965 Judge Benjamin Vincent TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Orkney Cadwallader TV Show
12 O'Clock High1964 Dr. Michael Rink TV Show
Daniel Boone1964 Alex Hemming TV Show
Profiles in Courage1964 John Peter Altgeld TV Show
Fanfare for a Death Scene1964 Bannerman TV Movie
The Cardinal1963 Father Ned Halley Movie
Burke's Law1963 Harold Harold, Burton Reese, Sidney Wilde TV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963 Tumblers Fuller TV Show
Breaking Point1963 Walter Osborne TV Show
Mr. Novak1963 Principal Martin Woodridge TV Show
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1963 Saracen TV Show
Advise & Consent1962 Herbert Gelman Movie
Sam Benedict1962 Cyrus Carter TV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962 Christopher NorbertII, Chris III TV Show
The Virginian1962 Muley, Tim Bradbury TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Lester Partridge TV Show
Bonanza1959 Owney Duggan TV Show
Play of the Week1959 Vladimir TV Show
Rawhide1959 Hannibal H. Plew, Matthew Higgins, Tom Gwynn TV Show
Sunday Showcase1959 TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Mr. Smith, Romney Wordsworth, Luther Dingle TV Show
Our American Heritage1959 Eli Whitney TV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958 Vincent Marion TV Show
Naked City1958 Duncan Kleist TV Show
The Kidnappers1958 Louis Halliburton Movie
Suspicion1957 Ramskill TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957 Narrator TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Grover Allen TV Show
Joe Butterfly1957 Joe Butterfly Movie
Albert Schweitzer1957 Narrator (voice) Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954 Henry Meade TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953 Thomas A. Edison TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 Alec Sherwood TV Show
Omnibus1952 Avon Horsley Jr., Man TV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951 Paul TV Show
Celanese Theatre1951 Rodney Deane TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950 David TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 Stage Manager TV Show
The Billy Rose Show1950 Billy Rose TV Show
Works of Calder1950 Narrator (voice) Movie
Jigsaw1949 Jack - Bartender (cameo appearance) (uncredited) Movie
The Man on the Eiffel Tower1949 Joseph Heurtin Movie
The Gay Adventure1949 Dick Movie
The Silver Theatre1949 TV Show
On Our Merry Way1948 Oliver M. Pease Movie
Studio One in Hollywood1948 Gulley Jimson TV Show
The Ford Theatre Hour1948 Biff Grimes TV Show
Mine Own Executioner1947 Felix Milne Movie
Magnificent Doll1946 James Madison Movie
The Diary of a Chambermaid1946 Captain Mauger Movie
Lights Out1946 Professor Lyman TV Show
A Walk in the Sun1945 Narrator (voice, uncredited) Movie
Story of G.I. Joe1945 Ernie Pyle: Scripps-Howard War Correspondent Movie
Salute to France1944 Joe - the American Soldier Short Film
The Rear Gunner1943 Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams Short Film
Street of Chance1942 Frank Thompson Movie
That Uncertain Feeling1941 Sebastian Movie
Tom Dick and Harry1941 Harry Movie
Castle on the Hudson1940 Steven Rockford Movie
Second Chorus1940 Hank Taylor Movie
San Francisco Docks1940 Johnny Barnes Movie
Idiot's Delight1939 Quillary Movie
Of Mice and Men1939 George Milton Movie
Spring Madness1938 The Lippencott Movie
There Goes the Groom1937 Dick Matthews Movie
Winterset1936 Mio Romagna Movie
The Scoundrel1935 Flop House Bum (uncredited) Movie
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CraigSnyderMay 5, 2013

Burgess was a talented actor.
I first saw him on the Batman TV series and The Twilight Zone in the 1960's.
Everyone loved him as Mickey in the Rocky movies and he was hilarious in Grumpier Old Men.

roxxi40LDec 28, 2010

Burgess Meredith met Marlene Dietrich in 1948 when they did cameo appearences in the 1949 Film Jigsaw.

RichardMay 26, 2010

Well Molly,Burgess was probably old enough to be your gtear great grandfather! I liked him best in Rocky.

MollyAug 30, 2009

My great grandfather used to caddy for Burgess Meredith, he used to tell us stories all the time (my great grandfather that is, not Burgess Meredith)

djoleSep 14, 2008

Very good actor in Rocky he change my life thanks Mickey! You will be in my mine forever!

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