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Burgess Meredith (Oliver Burgess Meredith)

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Biography

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess 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 became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson, premiering on film in the playwright's Winterset (1936). Meredith served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, reaching the rank of captain. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mio Romagna

Winterset 1936

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Character: Quillary

Idiot's Delight 1939

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Character: Steven Rockford

Castle on the Hudson 1940

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Character: Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams

The Rear Gunner 1943

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Character: edited from 'The Rear Gunner'

The United States Service Bands 1943

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Character: Ernie Pyle: Scripps-Howard War Correspondent

Story of G.I. Joe 1945

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Character: Herbert Gelman

Advise & Consent 1962

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Character: Father Ned Halley

The Cardinal 1963

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Character: Commander Egan Powell

In Harm's Way 1965

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Character: Charlie Lightcloud

Stay Away, Joe 1968

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Character: The Missouri Kid

There Was a Crooked Man... 1970

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Character: Mickey

Rocky 1976

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Character: Himself - Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977

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Character: Msgr. Seamus Fargo

True Confessions 1981

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Character: Fein

Camp Nowhere 1994

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Character: L'homme de l'hélicoptère

La classe américaine 1993

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Character: Wiley Slaughter

Mastergate 1992

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Character: Ingersol

Oddball Hall 1990

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Character: Don's Dad

Hot to Trot 1988

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Character: Duncan Kleist

Naked City 1958

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Character: Lester Partridge

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Principal Martin Woodridge

Mr. Novak 1963

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Character: Alec Sherwood

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Himself - Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Harry Greener

The Day of the Locust 1975

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Character: Felix Milne

Mine Own Executioner 1947

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Character: Orkney Cadwallader

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Chris III

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Lucius / Narrator

The Reivers 1969

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Character: Ramskill

Suspicion 1957

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Character: Charlie Finnegan

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: John Peter Altgeld

Profiles in Courage 1964

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Character: Vincent Marion

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Burton Reese

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Marvin Sloan

McCloud 1970

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Character: Charles Chazen

The Sentinel 1977

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Character: Avon Horsley Jr.

Omnibus 1952

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Character: Arnold Allardyce

Burnt Offerings 1976

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Character: George P. Mallon

The Bold Ones: The Senator 1970

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Character: Ramsey Williams

Hard Contract 1969

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Character: Himself - Host

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Freedom Lovelace

Clay Pigeon 1971

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Prof. Waldo Cunningham

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1978

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Character: Emilio Pajetta

The Hindenburg 1975

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Character: Henry Bemis in Twilight Zone Episode Time Enough At Last

Pioneers of Television 2008

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Character: Dr. Rink

12 O'Clock High 1964

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Character: Judge Benjamin Vincent

The Trials of O'Brien 1965

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Character: Cardinal Burke

The Last Hurrah 1977

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Character: Chas Potter

Answers 1985

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

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Character: Walter Osborne

Breaking Point 1963

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Directing

Writing

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