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      Burgess Meredith

      Burgess Meredith

      Highest Rated: 100% Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Nov 16, 1907

      Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

      A versatile actor blessed with a voice that was gruff and warm in turns, Burgess Meredith first gained notice on Broadway in such productions as "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1935) and "Winterset" (1935-36) and would go on to become equally respected and visible in movies and television. While he would sometimes describe himself as unambitious in interviews, Meredith wore many hats with apparent ease, writing and directing both plays and features in addition to his hundreds of credits as a performer in three different mediums. He established himself as a motion picture star via such films as "Of Mice and Men" (1939), "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945), and "Mine Own Executioner" (1947), and although his career was temporarily stalled by the McCarthy witch hunt of the 1950s, Meredith always managed to stay employed. Most of the success Meredith enjoyed came from character roles, and he enjoyed latter-day recognition through his turns as the Penguin on the iconic "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68) TV series and Sylvester Stallone's cantankerous old mentor Micky Goldmill in four entries of the "Rocky" franchise. Memorable in everything from Shakespeare to horror potboilers, Meredith was a consummate professional and that dependability allowed him to work virtually non-stop during a career that lasted more than six decades.

      Highest rated movies

      Tom, Dick and Harry
      Of Mice and Men
      Rocky
      Magic
      State of Grace
      There Was a Crooked Man
      Batman
      G.I. Joe

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      SECOND CHORUS, Charles Butterworth, Paulette Goddard, Fred Astaire, Artie Shaw, Burgess Meredith, 1940 THE STORY OF G.I. JOE, Burgess Meredith, 1945 ROCKY III, Burgess Meredith, 1982, ©United Artists OF MICE AND MEN, Betty Field, Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., 1939. OF MICE AND MEN, Burgess Meredith, 1939 GOLDEN NEEDLES, Burgess Meredith (left), 1974 FULL MOON IN BLUE WATER, Burgess Meredith, 1988, (c) TransWorld Entertainment THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, 1946 WINTERSET, Margo, (aka Margo Albert), Burgess Meredith, 1936 THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID, Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, 1946 TOM DICK AND HARRY, (aka TOM, DICK AND HARRY), from left: George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, 1941 WINTERSET, Burgess Meredith, Margo, (aka Margo Albert), 1936 ADVISE AND CONSENT, Burgess Meredith, 1962 THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN, Burgess Meredith, 1970 BATMAN, (aka BATMAN: THE MOVIE), Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, 1966, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER, Belita, Burgess Meredith, 1950 THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER, Burgess Meredith, 1950 THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER, Burgess Meredith, 1950 THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, 1950 MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER, Burgess Meredith, 1949

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 63% Grumpier Old Men Grandpa Gustafson (Character) $70.5M 1995
      17% 58% Camp Nowhere Fein (Character) $10.5M 1994
      No Score Yet 17% Across the Moon Barney (Character) - 1994
      64% 74% Grumpy Old Men Grandpa Gustafson (Character) $69.3M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oddball Hall Ingersol (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Hunter Birdy (Character) - 1991
      31% 31% Rocky V Mickey Goldmill (Character) $40.1M 1990
      85% 83% State of Grace Finn (Character) $1.9M 1990
      27% 25% Full Moon in Blue Water The General (Character) $254.5K 1988
      43% 65% G.I. Joe: The Movie Golobulus (Voice) - 1987
      55% 57% King Lear Don Learo (uncredited) (Character) $8.8K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage! Judge Aaron Klein (Character) - 1986
      22% 67% Santa Claus Ancient Elf (Character) $23.6M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wet Gold Sampson (Character) - 1984
      66% 74% Rocky III Mickey Goldmill (Character) - 1982
      69% 53% True Confessions Seamus Fargo (Character) - 1981
      64% 70% Clash of the Titans Ammon (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 47% The Last Chase Captain J.G. Williams (Character) - 1981
      0% 21% When Time Ran Out Rene Valdez (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Assignment Zak (Character) - 1980
      71% 82% Rocky II Mickey Goldmill (Character) - 1979
      74% 68% Foul Play Mr. Hennessey (Character) - 1978
      87% 64% Magic Ben Greene (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 20% The Amazing Captain Nemo Prof. Waldo Cunningham (Character) - 1978
      45% 35% The Manitou Dr. Snow (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid William Blackstone (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 82% Puff the Magic Dragon Unknown (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 14% The Great Bank Hoax Jack Stutz (Character) - 1977
      45% 44% The Sentinel Charles Chazen (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Joseph Welch (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye John F. 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Cardinal Burke (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Van Heurden (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 7% SST: Death Flight Willy Basset (Character) - 1977
      50% 43% Burnt Offerings Arnold Allardyce (Character) - 1976
      92% 69% Rocky Mickey (Character) - 1976
      63% 76% The Day of the Locust Harry Greener (Character) - 1975
      31% 38% The Hindenburg Emilio Pajetta (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 53% 92 in the Shade Goldsboro (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time of Apollo Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 88% Golden Needles Winters (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B Must Die Hector (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go The Dolphin (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe V.C.R. Cameron (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fan's Notes Mr. Blue (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Healers Dr. Simmons (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Away From It All Captain Frank Coffin (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Rev. Willie Pursle (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 33% Such Good Friends Bernard Kalman (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove Henry Meade (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Senator Watson (Character) - 1971
      82% 72% There Was a Crooked Man The Missouri Kid (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Old Familiar Faces Richard Garver (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 38% Hard Contract Ramsey Williams (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 41% Stay Away, Joe Charlie Lightcloud (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Dr. Diabolo (Character) - 1967
      22% 29% Hurry Sundown Judge Purcell (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 86% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Doc Scully (Character) - 1966
      81% 62% Batman Penguin (Character) - 1966
      50% 80% Madame X Dan Sullivan (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanfare for a Death Scene Bannerman (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Run Louis Halliburton (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kidnappers Louis Halliburton (Character) - 1964
      77% 88% Advise and Consent Herbert Gelman (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Sid Davis (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Joe Butterfly (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 38% The Man on the Eiffel Tower Joseph Heurtin (Character),
      Director
      - 1949
      20% 35% On Our Merry Way Oliver Pease (Character),
      Producer
      - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mine Own Executioner Felix Milne (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 8% Magnificent Doll James Madison (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Captain Mauger (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1946
      79% 73% G.I. Joe Ernie Pyle (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack: The Battle for New Britain Narrator - 1944
      No Score Yet 83% Tunisian Victory Unknown (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Country Self - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute to France Joe - the American Soldier (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rear Gunner Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 14% Street of Chance Frank Thompson/Danny Nearing (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Village Narrator - 1941
      100% 45% Tom, Dick and Harry Harry (Character) - 1941
      63% 54% That Uncertain Feeling Alexander Sebastian (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Johnny Barnes (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 75% Castle on the Hudson Steve Rockford (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 32% Second Chorus Hank Taylor (Character) - 1940
      40% 46% Idiot's Delight Quillary (Character) - 1939
      100% 85% Of Mice and Men George (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Madness The Lippencott (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet There Goes the Groom Dick Matthews (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 25% Winterset Mio Romagna (Character) - 1936

      TV

      Credit
      35% No Score Yet Gloria Unknown (Character) 1982-1983
      66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1970 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Noah Otway (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Search V.C.R Cameron (Character) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Sloan (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Muley (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      72% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Character) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vincent Marion (Guest Star) 1963
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Luther Dingle (Character) 1959 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lester Partidge (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1953 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950