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One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in in Cleveland, Ohio. Cohan as Best Performer of the Year.. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson , premiering on film in the playwright's Winterset He continued in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles often repeating his stage roles on film until being named an unfriendly witness by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early s, whereupon studio work disappeared. His career picked up again, especially with television roles, in the s, although younger audiences know him best for either the Rocky or Grumpy Old Men films.
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