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"I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type."

Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer whose career encompassed stage, film, and television and spanned seven decades.

He was a lifetime member of the Actors' Studio by invitation, won several Emmy Awards, was nominated for two Academy Awards, and was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice. His best-known roles are in the Rocky series as Mickey Goldmill, Rocky Balboa's manager, and as The Penguin in the 1960s Batman series.note  He also appeared in four episodes of the original version of The Twilight Zone, including one of the most famous, "Time Enough at Last".

Meredith was married to Helen Derby, Margaret Perry, Paulette Goddard, and Kaja Sundsten, and had two daughters with Sundsten. He died in 1997 at the age of 89 of complications from Alzheimer's disease and melanoma.

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