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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:

[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!


Harry Tate: [referring to Tropp] Don't he give a damn what people think, him ridin' around the country in a hearse?
Doc Joseph Scully: If you're the richest undertaker in Texas, you're entitled to a fancy rig, but if you spend your days and nights trying to keep people alive, you ride around in the likes of this.
[he shakes the reins of his carriage]
Doc Joseph Scully: Giddy-up!


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
Was only seventeen years older then Jack Lemmon when he played his father in Grumpy Old Men (1993).

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

Once narrated a Gaelic Christmas Carol in English for The Chieftains on their "The Bells of Dublin" CD.

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