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Lieutenant Burgess Meredith | Burgess Meridith
5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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[on Otto Preminger]: I haven't done anything of importance with Preminger - I just go in with him because he's a friend of mine, and he astonishes me, always. I play cameo roles, which is always a mistake. He's an amazing man - a kind of Jekyll and Hyde. In his life, he's one of the most charming, articulate and kind, loving of men, and on the set he gets foam-flecked, you know? He doesn't bother...
On the television series Batman
(1966), he developed his grunting Penguin laugh out of necessity. Meredith had given up smoking some twenty-odd years earlier, but his character was required to smoke with a cigarette holder. The smoke would get caught in his throat and he would start coughing. Rather than constantly ruin takes in this matter, he developed the laugh to cover it up. "Actually, it ...