Burgess Meredith

(Oliver Burgess Meredith)
actor, director
Born: 11/16/1907
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

During the 1930s Meredith acted in many Broadway plays before moving into film. He played notable dramatic roles in Of Mice and Men (1939), The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), and The Day of the Locust (1975). He may be most widely recognized as the trainer in Rocky (1976) and its sequels and as the Penguin in the TV series Batman (1966–68). His awards include an Emmy for acting, a Tony for directing, and two Oscar nominations as best supporting actor.

Died: 9/9/1997

Freddie MercuryMEthel Merman

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