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 .
MINI BIO:For a man who made virtually nothing for the cinema between 1949 and 1962, this mercurial, tousle-haired American actor must be one of the most difficult tasks for any filmographer: fresh Meredith films, sometimes from the most unlikely places, seem to turn up everywhere one looks. A first-class talent who continually upset Hollywood in his early days, he attacked his parts like a terrier. Four times married, including Paulette Goddard (third) from 1944 to 1949. Long-delayed Academy Award nominations finally came for Day of the Locust and Rocky. Died from skin cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Meredith was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1976||Best Supporting Actor||Rocky (1976)||Mickey||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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