Burgess Meredith Biography

Birthday: 1907-11-16
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Wiki Biography: One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He bcame a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson, premiering on film in the playwright's Winterset (1936). Served in the Air Force in WWII. He continued in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles until being named an unfriendly witness by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early 1950s, whereupon studio work disappeared. His career picked up again, especially with television roles, in the 1960s, although younger audiences know him best for either the Rocky (1976) or Grumpy Old Men (1993) films. Meredith also did a large amount of commercial work, serving as the voice for Skippy Peanut Butter and United Air Lines, among others. He was also an ardent environmentalist who believed pollution one of the greatest tragedies of the time, and an opponent of the Vietnam War.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Foul Play Mr. Hennessey - 1981 Comedy
In Harm's Way Commander Egan Powell 1965 Drama
Search V.C.R. Cameron 1972 - 1973
Korg: 70,000 B.C. 1974 Adventure
Those Amazing Animals 1980 Documentary
True Confessions 1981 Crime
Probe 1988 - 1988
Grumpy Old Men Grandpa Gustafson 2003 - Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
On Our Merry Way 0000
Winterset 1936 Biography, Comedy
Second Chorus 1941 Comedy, Romance, Musical
That Uncertain Feeling 1941 Comedy
Tom, Dick and Harry 1941 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Tom, Dick, and Harry 1941 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Tunisian Victory 1944 Documentary
Attack! Battle of New Britain 1944 Documentary
The Story of G.I. Joe 1945 Drama
Diary of a Chambermaid Captain Mauger 1946
Madame X Dan Sullivan 1954
Albert Schweitzer 1957 Documentary, History
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966
Torture Garden 1967
Stay Away, Joe 1968 Comedy, Drama, Musical
Skidoo 1968 Comedy
There Was a Crooked Man... 1970
The Day of the Locust Harry Greener 1975 Drama, Thriller
The Master Gunfighter 1975
The Hindenburg 1975 Adventure, Drama, History
Rocky Mickey Goldmill 1976
Burnt Offerings 1976 Reality Tv
Tail Gunner Joe 1977 Drama
SST: Death Flight Willy Basset 1977 Drama
The Manitou 1978
The Return of Captain Nemo 1978 Sci Fi
Foul Play Mr. Hennessey 1978 Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Rocky II Mickey Goldmill 1979 Action, Drama, Romance
When Time Ran Out 1980 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Last Chase 1981
True Confessions 1981 Crime, Drama
Rocky III Mickey Goldmill 1982
Wet Gold 1984 Drama
Broken Rainbow 1985
Full Moon in Blue Water The General 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Oddball Hall Ingersol 1990 Comedy
State of Grace 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rocky V Mickey Goldmill 1990 Drama, Sport
Grumpy Old Men Grandpa Gustafson 1993 Comedy, Drama
Grumpier Old Men Grandpa Gustafson 1995 Comedy, Romance
King Lear Don Learo 2002 Comedy, Drama