Burgess Meredith

American actor (1907–1997)

Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), or Burgess Meredith, was an American movie, television, stage, radio, voice actor, and director. He was known for his roles as The Penguin in the 1960s television version of Batman and as Mickey Goldmill some of the Rocky movies. He won two Saturn Awards (in 1978 and in 1981), Tony Awards, and many Emmy Awards.

Meredith in February 1938

Meredith was born on November 16, 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] He studied at Hoosac School and at Amherst College. Meredith was married to Helen Derby from 1933 until they divorced in 1935. He was married to Margaret Perry from 1936 until they divorced in 1938. He was married to Paulette Goddard from 1944 until they divorced in 1949. He was married to Kaja Sundsten from 1950 until his death. Meredith had cyclothymia.[2] He died on September 9, 1997 in Malibu, California from Alzheimer's disease and melanoma, aged 89.[2]


  1. Burgess Meredith genealogy Archived 2012-10-24 at the Wayback Machine by Robert Battle, hosted at freepages.rootsweb
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Burgess Meredith dies at 89 - Sept. 10, 1997". CNN. 1997-09-10. Retrieved 2011-09-17.

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