Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 - September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor and director in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of The Actors Studio by invitation, he won several Emmys, was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
He 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 in the Rocky film series.
Meredith appeared in four different starring roles in the acclaimed anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, tying him with Jack Klugman for the most appearances on the show in a starring role.
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
Burgess Meredith. The experience turned him into a penguin....
Alan J answered:
Off the top of my head,
and being a long-time Twilight Zone fan
I would have to say
Time Enough at Last
The Obsolete Man
Mr. Dingle the Strong
Going for a guess here
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Of course it's Monday. I spent 5 minutes reading about Walter Matthau, wondering why there was no mention of his appearances on "The Twilight Zone" (one of my favorite TV shows ever). Doh! He was never on it.
Then I watched that video of the mountain biker riding Sedona's White Line. I love cycling but mountain biking, for me, is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. This was crazy-scary!
Finally I re-read the question and found that Jack Klugman tied with Burgess Meredith for the most appearances on "The Twilight Zone" - 4 times.
Now to finish my coffee and get on with the day.
Dale of Summery Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
Burgess Meredith. "Time Enough to Last" is one of my favourite episodes of "Twilight Zone." An astoundingly prodigious thespian. Could handle a Stogie too!
Little Lois Lost On The Oregon Trail replied:
Burgess Meredith was one of the "grownups" on TV who shaped
my world view way back in the 1960's. From the episode of
"Twlight Zone" where he survived an atomic attack to be left
alone at last with his beloved books only to break his coke
bottle glasses and be doomed to a fuzzy world of
non-entertainment, I learned that no matter what happens in
this life, we are all ultimately royally screwed. From his
depiction of the colorful and urbane Penguin on "Batman", I
learned that, win or lose, it is better to be a flamboyant
super villain and just enjoy being evil, oh, and that Batman
and Robin are TOTALLY gay.
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CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a RERUN'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Will Ferrell and Glen Hansard.
On a RERUNLate, Late Show (from 2/18/15), with tonight's middle-aged white guy guest host, Thomas Lennon, are Matthew Perry and Nick Kroll.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Undateable', then a FRESH'One Big Happy', followed by a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Jennifer Garner, Eugene Levy, and Modest Mouse.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Shailene Woodley, Jason Biggs,and Alex Gibney.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Katheryn Winnick, Tijuana Panthers, and Dan Ahdoot.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN'Repeat After Me', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', then a RERUN'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert Rodriguez, and Spoon.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a RERUN'New Girl', then a FRESH'The Mindy Project'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has the movie 'Twister', followed by a FRESH'Married At First Sight', then another FRESH'Married At first Sight', followed by still another FRESH'Married At First Sight'.
AMC offers the movie 'Van Helsing', followed by the movie 'American Gangster'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 20 - Cost of Living
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 21 - The Perfect Mate
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 22 - Imaginary Friend
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 13 - Last of the Time Lords
[12:00PM] Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned
[1:00PM] Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Trobiano's
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 4 - Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine
[4:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 6 - Ice Worlds
[5:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 7 - Great Plains
[6:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 8 - Jungles
[7:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
[8:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 1 - The Ends of the Earth
[9:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 2 - Spring NEW
[10:00PM] Wild Alaska-Ep 2 - Summer NEW
[11:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet
[12:00AM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 2 - Spring
[1:00AM] Wild Alaska-Ep 2 - Summer
[2:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 6 - Ice Worlds
[3:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 7 - Great Plains
[4:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 8 - Jungles
[5:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'The Royals', 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH'Newlyweds: The First Year'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Beerfest', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Kroll Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Amanda Seyfried.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Paul Scheer, April Richardson, and Sean Patton.
FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Taken', then a FRESH'Justified'.
History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars', then another FRESH'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Gangland Undercover'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-RAINN WILSON
[6:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BUSEYS TAKE A HOSTAGE
[6:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MRS. TRI-COUNTY
[7:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BURNING MAN
[7:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HEALTH INSURANCE
[8:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-REESE VS. STEVIE
[8:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HALLOWEEN
[9:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-JESSICA STAYS OVER
[9:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-SECRET BOYFRIEND
[10:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BLACKOUT
[10:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-ARMY BUDDY
[11:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MALCOLM DEFENDS REESE
[11:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MALCOLM'S MONEY
[12:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BRIDE OF IDA
[12:45PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-COLLEGE RECRUITERS
[1:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MONO
[1:45PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HAL GRIEVES
[2:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-A.A.
[2:45PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-LOIS STRIKES BACK
[3:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HAL'S DENTIST
[3:45PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BOMB SHELTER
[4:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-STEVIE IN THE HOSPITAL
[4:45PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-CATTLE COURT
[5:15PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MORP
[8:00PM] THE RUM DIARY
[10:45PM] DAZED AND CONFUSED
[1:00AM] THE RUM DIARY
[3:45AM] BURN AFTER READING (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Bikini
[6:15AM] Loredana, Esq.-You Make Me Want to Do Crime
[7:15AM] The Ledge
[9:30AM] Little Children
[12:30PM] Beasts of the Southern Wild
[4:45PM] The Ghost Writer
[7:30PM] Blue Valentine
[10:00PM] Brokeback Mountain
[1:00AM] Out of Sight
[3:45AM] Factory Girl
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Chocolate (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has 'Face Off', another 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', then a FRESH'Wizard Wars'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Zachary Quinto, Kristen Schaal, and OK Go.
America's geriatric sweetheart Betty White will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards , the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Monday.
White has collected seven Emmy awards throughout her career, which has spanned more than seven decades. This special Emmy will round out her already-impressive haul of career achievement awards, which include a Career Achievement Award from the Television Critics Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jane Goodall Institute, a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting from the American Women in Radio and Television, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
"Betty White is an American institution," said NATAS president Bob Mauro. "Betty's career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010. She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television, and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award."
Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.
The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry.
Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously voted against the bill, complain it puts Oregonians' privacy at risk.
Under the state law, the Oregon Secretary of State will use the DMV data, which includes information on whether a person is a citizen, to register voters, who would then be sent a postcard with information on how to opt out of registration altogether.
The postcard will also instruct voters on how to choose a political party, and those who do not choose will be registered as unaffiliated under the law.
The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise its head as humans approached.
It bleated weakly as volunteer Brennan Slavik eased it into a crate for transport to a rescue center, where it peered from a child's playpen with woeful eyes made enormous by an emaciated frame.
At almost a year, the pup weighed just 23 pounds - a third of what it should - and staff quietly took it to a private room, euthanized it and moved on.
It's a scenario playing out daily in California this year as rescue centers struggle to keep up with hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups washing up along the coast. More than 1,650 pups have been rescued since January from beaches, but also from inside public restrooms, behind buildings and along railroad tracks.
It's not unusual to have some sea lions wash up each spring as the pups leave their mothers, but so far, the number of stranded babies is more than five times greater than in 2013, the worst season in recent memory.
Molly Ringwald, left, and Ally Sheedy walk the red carpet for "The Breakfast Club" 30th Anniversary Restoration World Premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Photo by Jack Plunkett
Norway's Catholic Church, accused of exaggerating its membership numbers to obtain more state aid, denied Monday it had engaged in fraud but admitted its past methods were "unsatisfactory."
The Oslo diocese and two officials, the bishop and the financial officer, are suspected of fraudulently registering thousands of people on its membership lists between 2010 and 2014, which enabled it to obtain 50 million kroner (more than $6.0 million or 5.8 million euros) in state subsidies.
In Norway, a predominantly Protestant country, the state provides subsidies to organised religions, the size of which is determined by the number of members.
Police have accused the Oslo diocese of going through the telephone directory in search of immigrants whose names appear to signal that they come from Catholic countries, and adding them to the membership list, sometimes without their knowledge.
Norway's Roman Catholic minority had 140,000 registered members in 2014, more than double the number in 2010.
Actor Emile Hirsch made his first court appearance Monday on allegations that he put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table while in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival.
The "Into the Wild" star declined to comment Monday outside court in Park City.
His attorney Neil Kaplan said Hirsch is receiving counseling after going to rehab.
The actor from Encino, California, is charged with felony assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He also faces a misdemeanor count of intoxication.
After his brief appearance before state Judge Kara Petitt, Hirsch was instructed to walk next door to the sheriff's office to get his mug shot taken. He isn't required to be at the next hearing, set for April 13.
Avian cholera is suspected in the deaths of at least 2,000 snow geese that fell dead from the sky in Idaho while migrating to nesting grounds on the northern coast of Alaska, wildlife managers said Monday.
Dozens of Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers and volunteers at the weekend retrieved and incinerated carcasses of snow geese found near bodies of water and a wildlife management area in the eastern part of the state, said agency spokesman Gregg Losinski.
Avian cholera is believed to be the culprit in the deaths mostly because of the way the birds died, he said.
"Basically, they just fell out of the sky," said Losinski.
Humans face a small risk of contracting the disease but the more immediate threat is to wildlife in the vicinity of contaminated carcasses, Losinski said.
In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking.
The surrounding communities depend on Lake Baikal, which contains about one-fifth of the earth's unfrozen freshwater reserves, for their power, water and livelihoods.
The lake is now at its lowest level in over 30 years and experts predict it will keep dropping until melting mountain snow and spring rains begin to recharge the lake around late April or mid-May.
The problem, scientists and environmentalists say, is a combination of climate change and growing use of hydropower.
During last year's unusually dry summer and autumn, the lake got only 67 percent of the freshwater inflow it normally receives; experts predict in the first quarter of 2015 that figure will fall to 50 percent.
An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter's falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck.
Patti MacDonald, 60, of Hauser, was charged with a misdemeanor count of beating or harassing an animal, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported.
Authorities say MacDonald fractured the skull of the 8-year-old falcon named Hornet on Jan. 7. The duck also died and was being stored as evidence, Idaho Fish and Game said.
Craig Walker, a regional conservation officer for Idaho Fish and Game, said he later received an anonymous call from a woman saying she tried to save a duck from a falcon. The phone system identified the caller as MacDonald.
Walker wrote in his report that the woman stated "that she had been very upset about the duck being injured, but felt bad about injuring someone's pet."
In this undated image made available Saturday March 14, 2015 by Finland's National Ballet Members and the Finnish National Opera, the Finnish National Ballet's Maria Baranova and Florian Modan perform at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. A nearly two-hour ballet produced by the Finnish National Opera and performed by dancers of the Finnish National Ballet entitled "The Moomin and the Comet," is based on Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson's book from 1946. It tells the story of a perilous journey to a mountaintop observatory in the wake of an approaching comet that could destroy Moomin Valley.
Photo by Mirka Kleemola
For the gray wolves of Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, climate change has turned their island home from a refuge of solitude into untenable isolation. From a population of 50 at its height, the number of wolves has dropped to fewer than nine on the 206-square-mile enclave today. Soon the island population could go extinct, thanks to a warming world.
Isle Royale rises out of the northwest corner of Lake Superior, about 11 miles from Canada's coastline. For its size, the island is thick with forest and teems with wildlife, especially moose.
Wolves were first spotted on Isle Royale in 1948; they were likely attracted by the moose. But how did either species get out there in the first place?
By way of ice bridges from the mainland to the island, said wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Technological University. But continued burning of fossil fuels has warmed winter temperatures in the region. Ice formation on Lake Superior has decreased, and ice bridges are becoming increasingly rare.
"In the '60s, an ice bridge would form about four out of every five years; now, it's more like one out of every 10 years," Peterson said.
A piglet wanders near its mother at Hancock Shaker Village, part of the first littter of the year, Monday March 16, 2015, in Hancock, Mass. Hancock Shaker Village is a "living museum" at the site of a former Shaker community.
Photo by Ben Garver
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