The Info List - Burgess Meredith

Oliver Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(November 16, 1907[2][3] – September 9, 1997[4]) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer. Active for more than six decades,[5] Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor"[2] and "one of the most accomplished actors of the century".[6] A life member of the Actors Studio[7] by invitation,[8] he won several Emmys,[9] was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.[9] He established himself as a leading man in Hollywood
with critically acclaimed performances as George Milton in Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
(1939), Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle
in The Story of G.I. Joe
The Story of G.I. Joe
(1945), and the narrator of A Walk in the Sun (1945). Meredith was known later in his career for his appearances on The Twilight Zone and for portraying arch-villain The Penguin on the 1960s TV series Batman and boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill
Mickey Goldmill
in the Rocky
film series. For his performances in The Day of the Locust (1975) and Rocky (1976), he received nominations for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor. He later starred in the comedy Foul Play (1978) and the fantasy film Clash of the Titans (1981). He narrated numerous films and documentaries during his long career, including Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).[10] "Although those performances renewed his popularity," observed Mel Gussow in The New York Times, "they represented only a small part of a richly varied career in which he played many of the more demanding roles in classical and contemporary theater—in plays by Shakespeare, O'Neill, Beckett and others."[2]


1 Early life 2 Acting career

2.1 Theatre 2.2 Cinema 2.3 Television

3 Other work 4 Personal life and death 5 Awards and honors 6 Select filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 Radio appearances 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Ida Beth (née Burgess) and Dr. William George Meredith, a Canadian-born physician, of English descent.[2][3][11] His mother came from a long line of Methodist
revivalists, a religion to which he adhered throughout his lifetime.[2] Meredith graduated from Hoosac School in 1926 and then attended Amherst College
Amherst College
(class of 1931). He left Amherst, and became a reporter for the Stamford Advocate.[12] In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces
during World War II, reaching the rank of captain.[1] After transferring to the Office of War Information, he made training and education films for America's armed forces. In 1943 he performed in the USAAF's recruiting short The Rear Gunner
The Rear Gunner
and the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
training film A Welcome to Britain for troops heading to the UK in preparation for the liberation of Europe.[13] He was released from duty in 1944 to work on the movie The Story of G.I. Joe, in which he played the war correspondent Ernie Pyle.[14] He was discharged from the USAAF in 1945.[1] Acting career[edit] Theatre[edit]

In The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1951)

In 1929, he became a member of Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre company in New York City. Although best known to the larger world audience for his film and television work, Meredith was an influential actor and director for the stage. He made his Broadway debut as Peter in Le Gallienne's production of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
(1930) and became a star in Maxwell Anderson's Winterset (1935), which became his film debut the following year. His early life and theatre work were the subject of a New Yorker profile.[15] He garnered critical acclaim in the 1935 Broadway revival of The Barretts of Wimpole Street starring Katharine Cornell. She subsequently cast him in several of her later productions. Other Broadway roles included Van van Dorn in High Tor (1937), Liliom
in Liliom
(1940), Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World (1946), and Adolphus Cusins Major Barbara
Major Barbara
(1957). He created the role of Erie Smith in the English-language premiere of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie at the Theater Royal in Bath, England
in 1963. He played Hamlet in avant garde theatrical and radio productions of the play.[16] A distinguished theatre director, he won a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for his 1974 Broadway staging of Ulysses in Nighttown, a theatrical adaptation of the "Nighttown" section of James Joyce's Ulysses. Meredith also shared a Special
Tony Award
Tony Award
with James Thurber
James Thurber
for their collaboration on A Thurber Carnival
A Thurber Carnival
(1960).[17] In the late seventies, he directed Fionnula Flanagan's one-woman multi-role play "James Joyce's Women," which toured for several years. Cinema[edit]

Meredith in Second Chorus

Play media

Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
is The Rear Gunner
The Rear Gunner

Early in his career, Meredith attracted favorable attention, especially for playing George in a 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
and as war correspondent Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle
in The Story of G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe
(1945). He was featured in many 1940s films, including three — Second Chorus
Second Chorus
(1940), Diary of a Chambermaid (1946), and On Our Merry Way (1948) — co-starring then-wife Paulette Goddard. He also played alongside Lana Turner
Lana Turner
in Madame X. As a result of the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigation, Meredith was placed on the Hollywood
blacklist, and was largely absent from film for the next decade, though he remained involved in stage plays and radio during this time.[18][19] Meredith was a favorite of director Otto Preminger, who cast him in Advise and Consent (1962), The Cardinal
The Cardinal
(1963), In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
(1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Skidoo (1968), and Such Good Friends
Such Good Friends
(1971). He was in Stay Away Joe
Stay Away Joe
(1968), appearing as the father of Elvis Presley's character. In 1975, he received critical acclaim for his performance as Harry Greene in The Day of the Locust and received nominations for the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award
Academy Award
for best supporting actor. Meredith then played Rocky
Balboa's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the first three Rocky
films (1976, 1979, and 1982). Though his character died in the third Rocky
film, he returned briefly in a flashback in the fifth film, Rocky
V (1990). His portrayal in the first film earned him his second consecutive nomination for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor.[18] Meredith played an old Korean War
Korean War
veteran Captain J.G. Williams in The Last Chase with Lee Majors. He appeared in Ray Harryhausen's last stop-motion feature Clash of the Titans (1981), in a supporting role. Meredith appeared in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), and was a voice actor in G.I. Joe: The Movie (1989). In his last years, he played Jack Lemmon's character's sex-crazed 95-year-old father in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
(1995). Meredith directed the movie The Man on the Eiffel Tower
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
(1949) starring Charles Laughton, which was produced by Irving Allen. Meredith also was billed in a supporting role in this film. In 1970, he directed (as well as co-wrote and played a supporting role in) The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go, an espionage caper starring James Mason and Jeff Bridges.[18] Television[edit]

Meredith as Henry Bemis in The Twilight Zone episode, "Time Enough at Last"

Meredith appeared in four different starring roles in the anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, tying him with Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
for the most appearances on the show in a starring role. In his first appearance in 1959,"Time Enough at Last", he portrayed a henpecked bookworm who finds himself the sole survivor of an unspecified apocalypse which leads him to contemplate suicide until he discovers the ruins of the library. In the 1961's "Mr. Dingle, the Strong", Meredith played the title character, a timid weakling who receives superhuman strength from an extraterrestrial experiment in human nature. Also that year in "The Obsolete Man", Meredith portrayed a librarian sentenced to death in a dystopic totalitarian society. Lastly, in 1963's "Printer's Devil", Meredith portrayed the Devil himself. He would later play two more roles in Rod Serling's other anthology series, Night Gallery. Meredith was the narrator for Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983.[18] The actor appeared in various other television programs, including the role of Christopher Norbert III, in the 1962 episode "Hooray, Hooray, the Circus Is Coming to Town" of the NBC
medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour starring Wendell Corey
Wendell Corey
and Jack Ging. He also guest starred in the ABC drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point in the 1963 episode titled "Heart of Marble, Body of Stone". Meredith appeared in various western series, such as Rawhide (four times), The Virginian (twice), Wagon Train, Branded, The Wild Wild West, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, Laredo, Bonanza, and Daniel Boone. In 1963, he appeared as Vincent Marion in a five-part episode of the last season of the Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
ABC detective series 77 Sunset Strip. He starred three times in Burke's Law (1963–1964), starring Gene Barry.[18]

Meredith as the Penguin on the classic 60s TV show Batman

Meredith also played the Penguin in the television series Batman from 1966 to 1968, and in the 1966 film based on the TV series. His role as the Penguin was so well-received, the show's writers always had a script featuring the Penguin ready whenever Meredith was available. He and Cesar Romero
Cesar Romero
(the Joker) are tied for number of appearances on the show.[citation needed] From 1972–73, Meredith played V.C.R. Cameron, director of Probe Control, in the television movie/pilot Probe and then in Search, the subsequent TV series (the name was changed to avoid conflict with a program on PBS).[18] Meredith won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special
for the 1977 television film Tail Gunner Joe, a fictitious study of U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator
Joseph McCarthy, the anticommunist politician active in the 1950s. He was cast as crusading lawyer Joseph Welch.[20] In 1992, Meredith narrated The Chaplin Puzzle, a television documentary that provides a rare insight into Charles Chaplin's work, circa 1914, at Keystone Studios
Keystone Studios
and Essanay, where Chaplin developed his Tramp character.[21] Other work[edit] Meredith also performed voice-over work. He provided the narration for A Walk in the Sun. As a nod to his longtime association with The Twilight Zone, he served as narrator for the 1983 film based on the series. He was the TV commercial voice for Bulova
watches, Honda, Stokely-Van Camp, United Airlines, and Freakies breakfast cereal.[18] He also provided the narration for the short film Works Of Calder, a 1949-50 film by Herbert Matter
Herbert Matter
which featured a musical soundtrack by the composer John Cage. He supplied the narration for the 1974–75 ABC Saturday morning series Korg: 70,000 B.C. and was the voice of Puff in the series of animated adaptations of the Peter, Paul, and Mary
Peter, Paul, and Mary
song Puff, the Magic Dragon. In the mid-1950s, he was one of four narrators of the NBC
and syndicated public affairs program, The Big Story (1949–58), which focused on courageous journalists. In 1991, he narrated a track on The Chieftains' album of traditional Christmas music and carols, The Bells of Dublin.[18] He acted in the Kenny G
Kenny G
music video of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", which was released in 1994. He played the main character, a film operator at a movie theater.[22] His last role before his death was the portrayal of both Hamilton Wofford and Covington Wofford characters in the 1996 video game Ripper by Take-Two Interactive.[citation needed] Meredith was considered to play the Penguin's father in the 1992 Tim Burton
Tim Burton
film Batman Returns, but illness prevented him from it and that role was taken by Paul Reubens.[23] Personal life and death[edit] In 1994, Meredith published his autobiography, So Far, So Good. In the book he confessed that he suffered from violent mood swings caused by cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder.[3] Meredith was married four times. His first wife, Helen Derby Merrien Burgess, was the daughter of Harry L. Derby, president of the American Cyanamid and Chemical Corporation; she took her life after their divorce.[24] His next two wives were actresses, Margaret Perry and Paulette Goddard. Goddard suffered a miscarriage in 1944. His last marriage, to Kaja Sundsten, lasted 46 years and produced two children—Jonathon (a musician) and Tala (a painter).[25] Friend Adam West spoke briefly at his memorial service. His remains were cremated. Burgess was a lifelong Democrat who often donated $200 and more to his party throughout his lifetime.[26] Awards and honors[edit] Meredith was twice nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor, in 1976 for Rocky, and in 1975 for The Day of the Locust, for which he also received a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. That performance brought him a BAFTA
Award nomination.[27] Meredith won a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Supporting Actor in 1977 for Tail Gunner Joe, and was nominated for the same award the next year for The Last Hurrah. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy
and Horror Films three times, in 1978, 1979, and 1982, and won the last two times, for Magic and Clash of the Titans.[27] In 1962, Meredith won a Best Supporting Actor award from the National Board of Review, for Advise & Consent, and in 1985 he was nominated for a CableAce Award for his performance in Answers.[27] For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Meredith has a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. For his onstage contributions, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[28] Meredith has a 21-acre park named for him in Pomona, New York. He provided the funding to incorporate the village.[29] On May 14, 1977 - Meredith received his honorary doctorate degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. [30][31][32] Select filmography[edit] Film[edit]

The Scoundrel (1935) as Flop House Bum (uncredited) Winterset (1936) as Mio Romagna There Goes the Groom (1937) as Dick Matthews Spring Madness
Spring Madness
(1938) as The Lippencott Idiot's Delight (1939) as Quillery Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
(1939) as George Milton Castle on the Hudson
Castle on the Hudson
(1940) as Steven Rockford Second Chorus
Second Chorus
(1940) as Hank Taylor The San Francisco Docks (1940) as Johnny Barnes That Uncertain Feeling (1941) as Alexander Sebastian Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Harry The Forgotten Village
The Forgotten Village
(1941) as Narrator Street of Chance (1942) as Frank Thompson / Danny Nearing A Welcome to Britain (1943) as Himself (uncredited) The Rear Gunner
The Rear Gunner
(1943) as Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams Our Country (1944) as Himself Hymn of the Nations (1944) as Narrator (voice, uncredited) Salute to France (1944) as Joe – the American soldier Tunisian Victory
Tunisian Victory
(1944) as American soldier (voice) Attack! Battle of New Britain
Attack! Battle of New Britain
(1944) as Narrator The Story of G.I. Joe
The Story of G.I. Joe
(1945) as Ernie Pyle A Walk in the Sun (1945) as Narrator (voice, uncredited) The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) as Captain Mauger Magnificent Doll (1946) as James Madison Mine Own Executioner
Mine Own Executioner
(1947) as Felix Milne On Our Merry Way
On Our Merry Way
(1948) as Oliver M Pease Jigsaw (1949) as Jack / Bartender (uncredited) A Yank Comes Back (1949) Golden Arrow (1949) as Dick The Man on the Eiffel Tower
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
(1949) as Joseph Heurtin Works of Calder (1950) as Narrator Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man (1954) as Himself Joe Butterfly (1957) as Joe Butterfly Albert Schweitzer (1957) as Narrator (voice) The Kidnappers
The Kidnappers
(1958) as Louis Halliburton Sorcerer's Village (1958) as Narrator (voice) America Pauses for Springtime (1959) as Himself America Pauses for the Merry Month of May (1959) as Himself Advise and Consent (1962) as Herbert Gelman The Cardinal
The Cardinal
(1963) as Father Ned Halley In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
(1965) as Commander Egan Powell Madame X (1966) as Dan Sullivan Batman (1966) as The Penguin The Crazy Quilt (1966) as Narrator (voice) A Big Hand for the Little Lady
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
(1966) as Doc Scully (as Burgess Meridith) Torture Garden (1967) as Dr. Diablo Hurry Sundown (1967) as Judge Purcell (Framework Story) Stay Away, Joe
Stay Away, Joe
(1968) as Charlie Lightcloud Skidoo (1968) as The Warden Dear Mr. Gable (1968) as Narrator Debrief: Apollo 8
Apollo 8
(1968) as Narrator The Father (1969) as Captain Ned Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
(1969) as The Store Keeper Hard Contract
Hard Contract
(1969) as Ramsey Williams The Reivers (1969) as Lucious / Narrator (voice) There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) as The Missouri Kid The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
(1970) as The Dolphin (also director) Clay Pigeon (1971) as Freedom Lovelace Such Good Friends
Such Good Friends
(1971) as Kalman A Fan's Notes (1972) as Mr. Blue Beware! The Blob
Beware! The Blob
(1972) as Old Hobo (uncredited) Mineral King (film) (1972) as Narrator The Man (1972) as Senator Watson Hay que matar a B. (1974) as Hector Garden Needles (1974) as Winters The Day of the Locust (1975) as Harry Greener 92 in the Shade (1975) as Goldsboro The Master Gunfighter
The Master Gunfighter
(1975) as Narrator (voice) The Hindenburg (1975) as Emilio Pajetta Circasia (1976) as Clown Burnt Offerings (1976) as Arnold Allardyce Rocky
(1976) as Mickey Goldmill The Sentinel (1977) as Charles Chazen Golden Rendezvous
Golden Rendezvous
(1977) as Van Heurden The Manitou
The Manitou
(1978) as Dr. Snow Foul Play (1978) as Mr. Hennessey The Great Bank Hoax (1978) as Jack Stutz Magic (1978) as Ben Greene Rocky
II (1979) as Mickey Goldmill When Time Ran Out
When Time Ran Out
(1980) as Rene Valdez Final Assignment (1980) as Zak The Last Chase
The Last Chase
(1981) as Captain J.G. Williams Clash of the Titans (1981) as Ammon True Confessions (1981) as Msgr. Seamus Fargo Rocky
III (1982) as Mickey Goldmill Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) as Narrator (voice, uncredited) Wet Gold (1984, Made for TV) as Sampson Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) as Ancient Elf Rocky
IV (1985) as Mickey Goldmill
Mickey Goldmill
(archival footage) (uncredited) G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) as Golobulus
(voice) King Lear (1987) as Don Learo (uncredited) Hot to Trot
Hot to Trot
(1988) as Don's Dad (voice, uncredited) Full Moon in Blue Water
Full Moon in Blue Water
(1988) as The General Oddball Hall
Oddball Hall
(1990) as Ingersol State of Grace (1990) as Finn Rocky
V (1990) as Mickey Goldmill
Mickey Goldmill
(Flashback) Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Grandpa Gustafson Camp Nowhere
Camp Nowhere
(1994) as Fein Tall Tale (1995) as Old Man (uncredited) Across the Moon (1995) as Barney Grumpier Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
(1995) as Grandpa Gustafson Rocky
Balboa (2006) as Mickey Goldmill
Mickey Goldmill
(archival footage) (uncredited)


Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre
– episode – #2.18 – Himself (1950) Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall – episode – #2.56 – Himself (1950) Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
– 2 episodes – Himself (1950) Robert Montgomery Presents
Robert Montgomery Presents
– episode – Ride the Pink Horse – Himself/Frank Hugo (1950) The Name's the Same
The Name's the Same
– episode – August 20, 1952 – Himself (1952) Excursion
– 2 episodes – Opportunities for Youth & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Himself (1953) What's My Line
What's My Line
– episode – November 25, 1956 – Himself (1956) The Big Story – 38 episodes – Narrator (1955–1958) The Ben Hecht Show – episode – #1.56 – Himself – 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
– episode – #2.244 – Himself (1959) The Arthur Murray Party
The Arthur Murray Party
– episode – 9.14 – Himself (1959) The Twilight Zone – Mr. Dingle, The Strong (March, 1960) Wagon Train
Wagon Train
– episode – The Grover Allen Story – Grover Allen (1964) Wagon Train
Wagon Train
– episode – Incident at Deadhorse, Parts 1 and 2 – Hannibal H. Plew (1964) Laredo – episode – Lazyfoot, Where Are You? – Grubby Sully (1965) The Wild Wild West
The Wild Wild West
– episode – The Night of the Human Trigger (1965) Batman – 19 episodes – The Penguin – (1966–1968) Bonanza – episode – Six Black Horses – Owney Duggan (1967) The Monkees – episode – Monkees Blow Their Minds – The Penguin (Cameo) (uncredited) (1968) The Virginian – episode – The Orchard – Tim Bradbury (1968) Daniel Boone – episode – Three Score and Ten – Alex Hemming (1969) The Bill Cosby Special, or? – TV Movie – Himself (1971) Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
– episodes – Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove: Parts 1 & 2 – Henry Meade (1971) The Virginian – episode – Flight from Memory – Muley (1971) Mannix – episode – The Crimson Halo – Noah Otway (1972) McCloud – episode – A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley – Marvin Sloan (1972) Korg: 70,000 B.C. – 16 episodes – Narrator (voice) (1974–1975) Dinah! – Episode #2.111 – Himself (1976) The 48th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Awards
– TV Special
– Himself (Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role) (1976) The 49th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Awards
– TV Special
– Himself (Best Actor in a Supporting Role) (1977) Lincoln – TV Movie – Winfield Scott (voice) (1992) In the Heat of the Night – episodes – Even Nice People, Lake Winahatchie, & Hatton's Turn: Part 2 – Judge Cully (1993) The Great Battles of the Civil War – TV Mini-Series documentary – episode 6 – Gettysburg Star and Banner Columnist (voice) (1994) Search as V. C. R. Cameron (1972–1973) Those Amazing Animals
Those Amazing Animals
(co-host with Jim Stafford
Jim Stafford
and Priscilla Presley) Faerie Tale Theatre: Thumbelina The Twilight Zone (four episodes) Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow
"The Great Silence" (1953) Rawhide "The Little Fishes" (1961) Naked City "Hold for Gloria Christmas" (as Duncan Kleist, 1962)[33] Twelve O'Clock High as (Radar Expert, 1966) The Invaders
The Invaders
– "Wall of Crystal" (1967) Ironside "S2-E11 The Macabre Mr. Micawber" (as Carney, 1968) Night Gallery
Night Gallery
(as Dr. Fall, 1970) The Return of Captain Nemo
The Return of Captain Nemo
(as Prof. Waldo Cunningham 1976) Puff the Magic Dragon (voice of Puff, 1978–79, 1982) Gloria (as Dr. Adams, Gloria Bunker Stivic's boss, 1982–1983)

Radio appearances[edit]

Program Episode Date Notes

Philip Morris Playhouse Night Must Fall October 24, 1941 Maureen O'Sullivan
Maureen O'Sullivan

Philip Morris Playhouse My Favorite Wife October 31, 1941 Madeleine Carroll
Madeleine Carroll

Philip Morris Playhouse You Only Live Once November 28, 1941 [36]

Cavalcade of America Rain Fakers December 30, 1946 [37]

Theatre Guild on the Air The Sea Wolf April 27, 1952 [38]

Theatre Guild on the Air Black Chiffon May 10, 1953 [39]

See also[edit]

Biography portal Theatre portal Film portal Television portal

References[edit] Notes

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obituary". CNN. September 10, 1997.  ^ " Burgess Meredith
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dies at 89". CNN. 1997-09-10. Retrieved 2011-09-17.  ^ "24 X 7". Infoplease.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17.  ^ "Lakewood Lore – Burgess Meredith". Lkwdpl.org. 1997-09-10. Archived from the original on 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-17.  ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.  ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Strasberg Takes Over: 1951–1955". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. Aside from the original Robert Lewis group and those who came in with Mann and Meisner and were asked to remain, such individuals as Roscoe Lee Browne, Dane Clark, Tamra Daykarhanova, Rita Gam, Burgess Meredith, Sidney Poitier, Paula Strasberg, Anna Mizrahi Strasberg, and Franchot Tone have been voted directly into membership by the Studio's directorate or by Strasberg himself. In the early sixties, several actors who performed with The Actors Studio
Actors Studio
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genealogy by Robert Battle, hosted at freepages.rootsweb ^ Meredith's Lakewood memories are mostly unhappy Lakewood Sun Post December 7, 1995, by Dan Chabek ^ "WW2 Training Film for US Soldiers How to Behave in Britain 1943". Ministry of Information (United Kingdom) and US Office of War Information. Retrieved June 10, 2017.  ^ "The Story of G.I. Joe". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved September 16, 2011.  ^ Gibbs, Wolcott (April 3, 1937). "Profiles". The New Yorker. pp. 26–37. Retrieved February 18, 2014.  ^ Prideaux, Tom (1964). "Everything's Up to Date in Elsinore". Life. 56 (17). TimeLife, Inc. p. 96. Retrieved September 16, 2011.  ^ Burgess Meredith
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is available for viewing on YouTube. Retrieved April 5, 2017. ^ "Working Miracles". Billboard. December 10, 1994. Retrieved 2013-02-22.  ^ "Batman Returns". TCM. Retrieved 2013-02-22.  ^ "MRS. H.D. MEREDITH ENDS LIFE WITH GAS - Divorced Wife of Actor and Daughter of H.L. Derby Had Sent Child to New Jersey LAID TO BROKEN ROMANCE Letters Found in Washington Sq. Apartment Said to Tell of Row Over Ideologies". The new York Times. 14 April 1940. Retrieved 19 March 2016.  ^ " Burgess Meredith
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Park". Village Of Pomona – Burgess Meredith Park. Retrieved 19 April 2015.  ^ "Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on May 19, 1977 · Page 1".  ^ http://westunion.advantage-preservation.com/Viewer/?key=burgess%20meredith&by=1977&pbd=01/01/1977-12/31/1977&fn=the_union_usa_iowa_west_union_19770519_english_1&df=1&dt=6&tc=6&cnt=United%20States%20of%20America&sn=Iowa&cn=West%20Union&pn=The%20Union ^ "Chicago Tribune - Historical Newspapers".  ^ "Burgess Meredith".  ^ ""Playhouse" Star". Harrisburg Telegraph. October 18, 1941. p. 27. Retrieved July 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Robinson-Zivic Fight". Harrisburg Telegraph. October 31, 1941. p. 19. Retrieved July 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Johnny Presents". Harrisburg Telegraph. November 28, 1941. p. 19. Retrieved July 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Radio's Golden Age". Nostalgia Digest. 40 (1): 40–41. Winter 2014.  ^ Kirby, Walter (April 27, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 48. Retrieved May 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Kirby, Walter (May 10, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved June 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

v t e

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1974/75) Jay Robinson
Jay Robinson
(1976) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1977) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1978) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
(1979) Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
(1980) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1981) Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
(1982) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1983) Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(1984) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1985) Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(1986) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1987) Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
(1988) Thomas F. Wilson
Thomas F. Wilson
(1989/90) William Sadler (1991) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1992) Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(1996) Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2002) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(2003) David Carradine
David Carradine
(2004) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2011) Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg
(2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Richard Armitage (2014) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2015) John Goodman
John Goodman

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 94475045 LCCN: n81074396 ISNI: 0000 0001 2143 9774 GND: 119191563 SUDOC: 090190157 BNF: cb14064449c (data) SN


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