Who’s Burgess Meredith’s Daughter Tala Meredith? Love Life & Career

By Aishwarya AcharyaPublished on: December 28, 2023 Updated on: December 28, 2023
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Tala Meredith is the daughter of the late actor and filmmaker Burgees Meredith. Burgees spent more than half of his lifetime in the movie industry but kept his children out of the limelight until his death.

Here, in the article, we will talk about a few interesting details about the life Burgees gave his daughter and her life after his passing away. Along with this, we will also dig into the professional involvement of the famous artist’s child.

Who is Tala Meredith?

Meredith is a professional painter and has established herself in the industry for quite a long now. She paints landscapes and nature but is mostly popular for her abstract art. Meredith’s art pieces are priced and sold at auctions in the ART MARKET and several other sites.

Tala Meredith as a kid with her mother Kaja
Tala is the daughter of Burgess and Kaja and is a professional painter at present. Source: Getty Images

Besides her identity as a professional painter, Meredith has very little occupational involvement in any other fields. She probably inherited her artistic talent from her father who has been in filmmaking since 1992.

The Relationship Between Tala Meredith’s Parents

The celebrity daughter Tala was born in 1953 to her father Burgess Meredith and mother Kaja Sudsten. She was born and raised in Rockland County, New York, and was the youngest child of the Meredith family.

Her parents, Burgess and Taja fell in love around the early 1950 and officially married on January 8, 1951. The actor was already in his 40s when he tied the knot with Sundsten. They spent more than 46 years together.

How Did The Meredith Couple Meet?

Tala’s mom and dad both belonged to the glamour industry. Her father, Burgess started his acting career in 1929 which further extended to filmmaking as well. Likewise, her mother, Kaja also was a ballet dancer when she met the actor. She performed at the New York City Ballet and on Broadway.

Tala's parents, Burgess and Kaja were married for 46 years.
Actor Burgess married ballet dancer Kaja in 1951.

Sundsten was only 21 years old when she met her spouse Burgess and immediately decided to settle down.

Burgess Was Married Thrice Before Getting With Kaja

Prior meeting to with Kaja, Meredith has already married three women. He took vows for the very first time with Helen Derby in 1933 but the marriage only lasted for two years. Helen is no longer alive as she committed suicide in 1940.

Following this, Meredith got with Margaret Perry who was working as an actress then. They married in 1936 and separated soon after two years. After this, in 1944, the actor got married to yet another actress, Paulette Goddard which also only lasted for 5 years.

Burgess did not have any children with his first three wives.

Tala Meredith Has A Elder Sibling

Before Tala, her parents gave birth to a son, Jonathon Meredith in 1950. At present, he is already 74 years old and also lives a low-key life similar to his sister.

All we know about him is that he worked as a musician and guitarist all his life. Jonathon also wrote the music for his father’s documentary, Burgess Meredith: A Touch of Magic.

Meredith Lost Her Father in 1997

After a very long and successful career in the industry, Meredith’s father passed away on September 9, 1997. He was 89 years old when he took his last breath due to the complication of Alzheimer’s disease. Along with the condition, Burgess also suffered from Melanoma, a cancer caused by pigment-producing cells.

Tala's dad Burgess Meredith before his death
Meredith’s father Burgess died due to Melanoma and Alzheimer’s.

The actor was a victim of mental difficulties in his life. In Meredith’s autobiography published in 1994, he opened up about his violent mood swings caused by cyclothymia also known as bipolar III.

Is Her Mother, Kaja Sudsten Alive?

Unfortunately, no. Tala’s mother is also not alive at present. She passed away on 26th March 2018 at the age of 88. She resided in Greenwood, Glenn County at the time of her death. The accurate reason for her passing away is not out but it can be assumed that she died of a natural cause.

Sudsten had shifted to living a private life after losing her partner and moved to Northern California alongside her children.

The Details About Tala’s Love Life and Marriage is Scarce

In contrast to the open love life of her father, Tala has kept all the details of her personal life a secret. So, we have zero clue about her romantic relationship and whether she is married or not.

The painter is also not available on any of the social media platforms.

Where Does Meredith Live Today?

At present, Meredith resides in Borrego Springs, California. She lives in a two-bedroom unit that previously belonged to her parents.

Meredith's daughter is 70 years old
Late actor Burgess’ daughter is living a life worth a million dollars.

She is in her early 70s at the time and is probably living alone.

Tala Meredith’s Net Worth

As of 2024, Meredith has a net worth of around $1.8 million. She is a self-settled lady who got immense support from her parents. The house she resides in also has an estimated rent of $2,070.

Her dad, Burgess on the other side left around the assets of $3 million at the time of his death. His property might have been transferred to his wife and then his two children.