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Burgess Meredith

Actor Burgess Meredith

Full Name: Oliver Burgess Meredith
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: To viewers of a certain age he will always be The Penguin, from the Adam West Batman series, although he has been called 'one of the most accomplished actors of the [20th] century', and won several Emmys

Born: November 16, 1907
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: September 9, 1997 (aged 89)
Cause of Death: Complications of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma

Married Life

  • 1936-01-10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)
  • 1938-07-19 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage
  • 1944-05-21 Actor Burgess Meredith (36) weds actress Paulette Goddard (33) at David O Selznick's Beverly Hills home
  • 1949-06-08 Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage
  • 1951-01-08 American actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds Swedish-American ballerina Kaja Sundsten

Historical Events

  • 1939-12-30 "Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George, Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

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