That was over 43 years ago in 1976.
In 1997 he died aged 89, starring in 103 films in his career, 43 since Rocky was released.
In Rocky, I think Burgess Meredith looks:
Rocky scores 7.6 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Burgess Meredith's first acting role was as 'Flop House Bum' in The Scoundrel, released in 1935 when he was 27.
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