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Burgess Meredith

Born: 1908-11-16 - Died: 1997-09-09
Cause of Death:
Alzheimer's disease and melanoma


Death Summary: Burgess Meredith was 88 years old when he passed away as a result of a combination of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma.

He died in Malibu, California.

Who was Burgess Meredith : Burgess Meredith was an actor from Cleveland who not only appeared in the Rocky movies with Sylvester Stallone, but like Cesar Romero, was a villain to Adam West's Batman. He was the Penguin, and although his performance was perhaps not as critically acclaimed as that of Heath Ledger's in The Dark Knight, he is remembered fondly just the same.

Also, just as Orson Welles lent his voice to, Transformers: The Moive, Meredith lent his to G.I. Joe: The Movie.

He was in notable classics like Clash of the Titans, Of Mice and Men, and Camp Nowhere as well.
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21 Signatures in Burgess Meredith's guestbook

  1. RANDY BOWEN Says:

    Bye big guy hold a back door open for me ok ty

  2. Vicky Clark Says:

    With fond memories, you are missed.

  3. Keith (Doodles) McCormack Says:

    My favorite charactor on Batman and one of my all time favorite actors. Love everything you ever did. Miss you.

  4. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Burgess Meredith,
    I thought you were a great actor on Rocky 1, 2, and 3. I liked you as the Penguin on Batman too. I miss watching you on t.v. Lisa Weiner

  5. John Gluck Says:

    Loved you in Rocky. God Bless.

  6. Mike S Says:

    They don’t make em like that anymore. We’ll miss you Burgess.

  7. Shane M Gordon Says:

    I have watched you as I grew up in the 80′s and part of the 90′s. As the Penguin to Adam West’s Batman and in all of the Rocky franchise films… I’ll miss you Burgess, God Bless you.

  8. Jason Connor Says:

    Is Burgess Meredith, April Webb’s real father. The penguin cackle has an uncanny resemblance!

  9. Mitchell Fletcher Says:

    There’s time now, RIP Mr. Bemis.

  10. Charles Says:

    Burgess, you will alway be the gentle priest from “The Cardinal”.

  11. Mick Powell Says:

    Fond memories of Burgess. From Batman to Rocky.

    The intensity of his character in Rocky showed what a truly outstanding actor he was, just watch the hat scene, classic…

  12. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To Burgess Meredith,
    I thought you did a great job as the penguin in the t.v. series Batman and in the movie Rocky Parts 1, 2, and 3. I miss seeing on the big screen. Lisa Weiner

  13. jediprincess Says:

    god bless u…..with love n respect. Noone will ever top your greatness as The Penquin….. :)

  14. Craig Says:

    loved watching mickey in rocky movies, RIP.

  15. Pamela Osburn Says:

    Goodbye old friend.

  16. alex Says:

    r.i.p michey!love u in rocky

  17. Jennifer Margaret Gill Says:

    They do not make them like you anymore,sadly.

  18. steven ducham Says:

    you was a great actor miss seein ya on tv

  19. W cleman Says:

    Loved you in the twilight Zone ” Time Enough at Last” “The Obsolete Man” and many more

  20. Curt Says:

    You really cracked me up in Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men. When I need a laugh I go back and watch it.

  21. Victor RamosGlez Says:

    My favorite actor for always, your legacy still live on for the new generation RIP.


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