Burgess Meredith

1907 - 1997

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Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer whose career encompassed theater, film and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" and "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A lifetime member of the Actors Studio, he won several Emmys, was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.He established himself as a leading man in Hollywood with critically acclaimed performances as George Milton in Of Mice and Men (1939), Ernie Pyle in The Story of G.I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burgess Meredith has received more than 4,795,671 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Burgess Meredith is the 440th most popular actor (down from 385th in 2019), the 831st most popular biography from United States (down from 790th in 2019) and the 229th most popular American Actor.

Burgess Meredith was most famous for his role as Rocky Balboa's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the Rocky films.

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  • 59

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  • 3.71

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  • 5.34

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Among actors, Burgess Meredith ranks 440 out of 10,030Before him are Hugh Laurie, Jean Harlow, Loie Fuller, Jerry Stiller, Robert Knepper, and Lola Montez. After him are Gabriel Byrne, Marie Laforêt, Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean, George Gaynes, and Raul Julia.

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Among people born in 1907, Burgess Meredith ranks 37Before him are Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Daphne du Maurier, Compay Segundo, Hideki Yukawa, Otto Ohlendorf, and Solomon Asch. After him are Konstantinos Karamanlis, Lucien Laurent, Erich Mielke, Giovanna of Italy, Barbara Stanwyck, and Daniel Bovet. Among people deceased in 1997, Burgess Meredith ranks 31Before him are Dora Maar, Melvin Calvin, Robert Mitchum, Aldo Rossi, Helenio Herrera, and Willem de Kooning. After him are Otto Ernst Remer, Zoltán Czibor, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and Alfred Hershey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burgess Meredith ranks 831 out of 15,968Before him are George E. Smith (1930), Loie Fuller (1862), Michael Crichton (1942), Jerry Stiller (1927), Robert Knepper (1959), and Tommy Hilfiger (1951). After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Herbie Hancock (1940), Melanie Griffith (1957), Quincy Jones (1933), and Norman Rockwell (1894).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burgess Meredith ranks 229Before him are Mel Ferrer (1917), Gary Sinise (1955), Jean Harlow (1911), Loie Fuller (1862), Jerry Stiller (1927), and Robert Knepper (1959). After him are Melanie Griffith (1957), Luke Perry (1966), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Groucho Marx (1890), Edward Norton (1969), and Pat Morita (1932).

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