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Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith

  • Big Hand for the Little Lady, A (1966) October 11 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Torture Garden (1967) October 28 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Burnt Offerings (1976) October 30 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Story of G.I. Joe, The (1945) November 11 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Advise & Consent (1962) December 05 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: September 9, 1997
Born: November 16, 1907 Cause of Death: melanoma, Alzheimer's disease and other complications from age
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Held various jobs after leaving college
1929:
Stage debut with walk on role at Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre, NYC
1930:
Member of Civic Repertory Theater
1932:
Broadway debut in "Alice in Wonderland"
1933:
First lead role on stage in "Little Ol' Boy"
1934:
Made radio debut on the long-running serial "Red Davis"
1935:
Breakthrough stage performance as Mio in Maxwell Anderson's verse play "Winterset"; Anderson wrote the part expressly for Meredith
1936:
Film debut, recreating stage role of Mio in "Winterset"
1937:
Performed Hamlet on radio broadcast
1939:
Toured with Orson Welles in "Five Kings", playing Prince Hal to Welles' Falstaff
1939:
Won critical acclaim for performance as George in "Of Mice and Men"
1940:
Starred on Broadway in "Lilliom" opposite Ingrid Bergman
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Served in the Army Air Corps during WWII
1945:
Had one of his best leading roles as Ernie Pyle in "The Story of G.I. Joe"
1946:
Produced and wrote "Diary of a Chambermaid" starring then-wife Paulette Goddard and directed by Jean Renoir; also acted
1949:
Feature directing debut "The Man on the Eiffel Tower"; co-directed with Charles Laughton; also starred;
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Blacklisted during the 1950s
1950:
Stage directing debut "Happy as Larry"
1950:
First TV appearance as host of first two episodes of "Your Show of Shows" (NBC) in February
1952:
TV directorial debut "The Christmas Tie" episode of "Omnibus" (CBS)
1956:
Stage producing debut "Speaking of Murder"
1957:
Returned to features in the title role of "Joe Butterfly"
1961:
Appeared with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra as narrator and host
1962:
Made first of six films with Otto Preminger, "Advise and Consent"
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TV series debut as regular in role of principal Martin Woodridge on "Mr Novack" (NBC)
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Appeared as guest villain The Penguin on "Batman" (ABC)
1971:
Last feature collabortation with Preminger, "Such Good Friends"
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Played Cameron on the NBC series "Search"
1974:
Recreated on Broadway his staging of the 1958 Off-Broadway play "Ulysses in Nighttown", adapted from the James Joyce novel; earned Tony nomination
1975:
Earned first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for "The Day of the Locust"
1976:
Co-starred in "Rocky" as the boxing trainer Mickey; received second Oscar nomination; played role in three of the four sequels ("Rocky II" 1979; "Rocky III" 1982: and "Rocky V" 1990)
1983:
Was featured as Sally Struthers' boss on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Gloria", a spin-off of "All in the Family"
1987:
Had title role in Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear"
1993:
Co-starred in "Grumpy Old Men" as Jack Lemmon's father
1994:
Published memoir, "So Far, So Good"
1995:
Reprised role in "Grumpier Old Men"
1996:
Final film appearnace in Danny Huston's "The Maddening"
1996:
Final TV appearance as host of the PBS special "Preminger--Anatomy of a Filmmaker"

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