DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Burgess Meredith (aged 89)
American actor (Batman, Grumpy Old Men)
Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called “a virtuosic actor” and “one of the most accomplished actors of the century”. A life member of the Actors Studioby 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.
DEATH: Meredith died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and melanoma on September 9, 1997, aged 89, at his Malibu home. Friend Adam West spoke briefly at his memorial service. His remains were cremated.