Burgess Meredith Overview:

Legendary actor, Burgess Meredith, was born Oliver Burgess Meredith on Nov 16, 1907 in Cleveland, OH. Meredith died at the age of 89 on Sep 9, 1997 in Malibu, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Meredith was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1976Best Supporting ActorRocky (1976)MickeyNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Burgess Meredith Quotes:

Hank Taylor: I'll buy you a cigar.
J. Lester Chisholm: I don't like cigars.
Hank Taylor: Don't you worry about it! I'll smoke it myself.


[The bigoted Judge Purcell rebukes a white lawyer for his help to the black defendant]
Judge Purcell: Don't you rattle your skeleton in my court! Your being here at all constitutes a treachery to the entire white community that's too colossal to be believed!


Janie: Where's your car?
Harry: Why, do you mind walking?
Janie: [laughs] I'd love to.
Harry: Good, I like to walk.
[Breathes deeply]
Janie: I guess, if you don't have to, you want to, hunh?
Harry: Well, even if you don't want to, you may have to, so... might as well want to.
Janie: [laughs] I guesss if you don't want to, and you don't have to, you just don't if you don't want to.
Harry: Yeah, well, you can always take a taxi!


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Burgess Meredith Facts
Father of two (with fourth wife Kaja Sundsten): son Jonathon (musician) and daughter Tala (painter)

Suffered from melanoma and other ailments, including Alzheimer's disease, at the time of his death.

Otto Preminger was instrumental in restoring his film career.

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