Burgess Meredith– Aesop’s Fables
Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades,Meredith has been called “a virtuosic actor” who was “one of the most accomplished actors of the century.” Meredith won several Emmys, was the first man to win two times the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for Academy Awards.
Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Ida Beth (née Burgess) and Canadian-born William George Meredith, M.D.
He graduated from Hoosac School in 1926 and then attended Amherst College as a member of the Class of 1931. Meredith served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, reaching the rank of captain. He was discharged in 1944 to work on the movie The Story of G.I. Joe, in which he starred as the popular war correspondent Ernie Pyle.
Label: Golden Records – LP 152
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
The Tortoise And The Hare
A1 Tell Us A Story
A2 Rapid Rabbit
A3 I’ve Had All I Can Take
A4 The Race!
A5 Slow But Sure
The Fox And The Crow
B1 Tell Us A Story And I’m A Cheese Man
B2 Blue Fox Blues
B3 I’m A Cheese Man (Reprise)
B4 Flattery Got The Cheese: “Butter’im Up”
B5 Beware Of The Flatterer!
Arranged By, Conductor – Reg Owen, Wally Stott
Directed By [Chorus] – Michael Sammes*
Featuring – Dick Emery, Peter Hawkins (2), Phil Brown (9)
Lyrics By – Marilyn Keith And Alan Bergman*
Music By – Norman Luboff
Narrator – Burgess Meredith
Producer, Other [Story By] – Frank Tarloff