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Burgess Meredith

1907 - 1997

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Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor and filmmaker 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 Mio Romagna in Winterset (1936), George Milton in Of Mice and Men (1939), and 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 6,263,534 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Burgess Meredith is the 394th most popular actor (up from 440th in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from United States (up from 830th in 2019) and the 198th 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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  • 6.3M

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  • 64.05

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  • 62

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  • 3.96

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  • 5.31

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Among actors, Burgess Meredith ranks 394 out of 9,996Before him are Gene Wilder, Vincent Cassel, Ryan O'Neal, Tippi Hedren, Edward Norton, and Emil Jannings. After him are Mark Hamill, Tobin Bell, Woody Harrelson, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Hogan, and Matthew McConaughey.

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Among people born in 1907, Burgess Meredith ranks 35Before him are Sister Lúcia, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Maurice Blanchot, Daphne du Maurier, Dora Maar, and Solomon Asch. After him are Otto Ohlendorf, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Giovanna of Italy, Compay Segundo, Erich Mielke, and Daniel Bovet. Among people deceased in 1997, Burgess Meredith ranks 29Before him are Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Bảo Đại, Fred Zinnemann, Aldo Rossi, and Dora Maar. After him are Chaim Herzog, Willem de Kooning, Edward Mills Purcell, Clyde Tombaugh, Otto Ernst Remer, and Helenio Herrera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burgess Meredith ranks 747 out of 18,182Before him are Eliot Ness (1903), Gene Wilder (1933), Irving Fisher (1867), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Edward Norton (1969). After him are Alice Cooper (1948), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Mark Hamill (1951), Marvin Gaye (1939), Tobin Bell (1942), and H. L. Mencken (1880).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burgess Meredith ranks 198Before him are Frances Farmer (1913), Gloria Swanson (1899), Gene Wilder (1933), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Edward Norton (1969). After him are Mark Hamill (1951), Tobin Bell (1942), Woody Harrelson (1961), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), and John Cassavetes (1929).

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