Oliver Burgess Meredith
|Born||Nov 16, 1907|
|Died||Sep 9, 1997|
|Age||Died at 89|
|Job||Actor, producer, director, writer|
|Top Roles||George, Ernie Pyle Scripps, Narrator, Judge Purcell, Dan Sullivan|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Crime, War|
|Top Topics||Romance (Comic), Book-Based, World War II|
|Top Collaborators||Otto Preminger (Director), Lewis Milestone (Director), Henry Fonda, Robert Chartoff (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Halliwell Hobbes, Royal Dano, Lawrence Tibbett see more..|
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 .
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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Burgess Meredith Quotes:
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!
Dick Matthews: For three years, I've been wondering how you'd look... and *you do!*
Danny O'Neill: [hiding himself] What'ya think you're doing under this bed?
Hank Taylor: Looking for a collar button.
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