Burgess Meredith

Oscar Nominee

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Burgess was born under the official name Meredith, Oliver Burgess on November 16th, 1907. He died on September 9th, 1997 in Malibu, California, USA (melanoma and Alzheimer's disease). Known to his close friends as Buzz, he has been a credited actor since the 1966 film Batman: The Movie.

Burgess has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in fourteen films including: the 1995 comedy film Grumpier Old Men as the character Grandpa Gustafson, the 1990 drama movie Rocky V playing Mickey Goldmill and the 1985 adventure release Santa Claus cast as Ancient Elf.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1995 comedy film Grumpier Old Men, which brought in $70,000,000 at the box office.

Burgess has stayed out of the media limelight, having been featured in two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books.

As an actor Burgess Meredith has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Harry in the 1975 film The Day of the Locust. Burgess Meredith was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Mickey in the 1976 movie Rocky .


" I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type.


Former son-in-law of Antoinette Perry .
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