Burgess Meredith

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Oliver Burgess Meredith

During the Second World War, Oliver served in the Air Force of the United States, focusing on the rank of captain. He was released from military service in 1944, to take part in the work of the military drama “The history of GI Joe ‘(‘ The Story of GI Joe ‘), which played the popular war correspondent Ernie Pyle (Ernie Pyle).

Author: Alexei Bulatov

The most famous of them played the role of coach Mickey Goldmilla (Mickey Goldmill) in a series of films about boxer Rocky Balboa (Rocky Balboa), played by Sylvester Stallone (Sylvester Stallone). Meredith also remembered the viewer in the form of penguins in the television series ‘Batman’ (‘Batman’). He drew on his side of the fans of the new generation after the image Grandpa Gustafson (Gustafson) in dramedii ‘Grumpy Old Men’ (‘Grumpy Old Men’) of 1993 and its sequel, “Grumpier Old Men ‘(‘ Grumpier Old Men ‘) 1995.

Meredith was involved in theater, film and television, not only as an actor but also as a director. He easily given comedic and dramatic roles, and because of its appearance and raspy voice, Oliver could convincingly play like an ordinary hero, and a terrible villain.

Oliver Burgess Meredith (Oliver Burgess Meredith) was born on November 16, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio). Son of Ida Beth Burgess (Ida Beth Burgess) and William George Meredith (William George Meredith). He graduated from high school Hoosac School in 1926, and then enrolled at Amherst College (Amherst College).

During the Second World War, Oliver served in the Air Force of the United States, focusing on the rank of captain. He was released from military service in 1944, to take part in the work of the military drama “The history of GI Joe ‘(‘ The Story of GI Joe ‘), which played the popular war correspondent Ernie Pyle (Ernie Pyle).

In 1933 he became a member of the troupe Eva Le Jallet (Eva Le Gallienne) in New York. He made his debut on Broadway playing Peter (Peter) staged Jalloh ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘Romeo and Juliet’) in 1930 and then got the star position in the play of Maxwell Anderson (Maxwell Anderson) ‘Winter on the threshold’ (‘ Winterset ‘) 1935. A year later, Centella director Alfred (Alfred Santell) filmed this play in which Meredith played the role of novels Mio (Mio Romagna).

Recognition awarded actor playing revived the play ‘with Barrett Uimpoul Street’ (‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street’) with Katherine Cornell (Katharine Cornell). In 1974 he was nominated for the prestigious theater prize ‘Tony’ (‘Tony Award’) as a theater director in charge of the Broadway production ‘Ulysses in Nighttown’, before dividing the special prize ‘Tony’ with James Thurber (James Thurber ) for joint work on the play “Carnival Terbera ‘(‘ A Thurber Carnival ‘) 1960.

Burgess has achieved cult status by playing the Penguin in the TV series ‘Batman’. This role was so good that the authors of the script of the series always included Penguin in the course of events, as Meredith freed to participate in the television series. Villain Oliver appeared on screen more often than any other villain, except the Joker (The Joker), played by Cesar Romero (Cesar Romero).

In the category ‘Outstanding Actor’ Meredith won the Emmy ‘(‘ Emmy Award ‘) for the role they played Joseph Welch (Joseph Welch) in the television drama’ Tail Gunner Joe ‘1977 on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (Joseph R. McCarthy), an anti-Communist leader of the 1950s.

In 1950 the actor through the House Committee on Un-American Activities (House Committee on Un-American Activities) was in the ‘black list of Hollywood’. In the early 1980s, Burgess was

one of the leading programs ABC ‘These funny animals’ (‘Those Amazing Animals’), together with Fran Tarkenton (Fran Tarkenton).

Oliver was nominated for an Oscar in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in the thriller “Day of the Locust ‘(‘ The Day of the Locust ‘) of 1975 and the sports drama’ Rocky ‘(‘ Rocky ‘) 1976 th. Another notable role was his participation Mr. Hennessy (Mr. Hennessey) in the thriller ‘dirty game’ 1978 with Goldie Hawn (Goldie Hawn).

In 1994, Burgess released his autobiography ‘So Far, So Good’, which recognizes that suffered from mood changes generated cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder. The actor died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and melanoma, on September 9, 1997,. His faithful friend, Adam West (Adam West) made a short speech at the funeral. Meredith was cremated.

For his contribution to the film industry Burgess Meredith awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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