Rare Collectible Framed Matted 8x10 TV and Film Star Burgess Meredith Hand Signed Autograph and Photo ready for framing.
Meredith has an extensive career in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century." Meredith won several Emmys and was nominated for Academy Awards. Meredith was also an outspoken liberal and clashed with Senator Joseph McCarthy, which led to him being blacklisted for a few years in the 1950s. He appeared in four different starring roles in the acclaimed anthology TV series The Twilight Zone; 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 and Daniel Boone;
Meredith also played The Penguin in the television series Batman. His role as the Penguin was so well-received that the show's writers always had a script featuring the Penguin ready whenever Meredith was available. He appeared on the show more times during its run than any other villain except for Cesar Romero's Joker who tied with Meredith for number of appearances on the show.
Early in his career, Meredith attracted favorable attention for films, especially for playing George in a 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Other of his many film appearances include; he played alongside Lana Turner in Madame X; he played Rocky Balboa's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the first three Rocky films (1976, 1979 and 1982), to great acclaim. Even though his character died in the third Rocky film, he returned briefly in the fifth film, Rocky V (1990);
Meredith appeared in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). In his last years, he played Jack Lemmon's character's father in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). He was nominated for Academy Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category for his roles in The Day of the Locust (1975) and Ro