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Also Known As: Edgar John Bergen Died: September 30, 1978
Born: February 16, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: ventriloquist, vaudevillian, actor

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Edgar Bergen was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. Bergen kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Letter of Introduction" (1938) with Adolphe Menjou, "The Goldwyn Follies" (1938) and "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" (1939). He also appeared in "Charlie McCarthy, Detective" (1939), "Look Who's Laughing" (1941) and "Here We Go Again" (1942). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties and the sixties, appearing in "I Remember Mama" (1948) with Irene Dunne and "The Hanged Man" (1964) with Robert Culp. He also appeared in the TV special "One Hour in Wonderland" (NBC, 1950-51). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Tony Curtis comedy adaptation "Don't Make Waves" (1967), the A Michael Miller comedy "The Phynx" (1970) and the comedy "The Muppet Movie" (1979) with Charles Durning. Bergen was most recently credited in "Belly Talkers" (1996). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Homecoming" (CBS, 1971-72). Bergen was nominated for a Life Achievement Screen Actors Guild Award in 1978. Bergen passed away in September 1978 at the age of 75.

Edgar Bergen was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. Bergen kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Letter of Introduction" (1938) with Adolphe Menjou, "The Goldwyn Follies" (1938) and "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" (1939). He also appeared in "Charlie McCarthy, Detective" (1939), "Look Who's Laughing" (1941) and "Here We Go Again" (1942). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties and the sixties, appearing in "I Remember Mama" (1948) with Irene Dunne and "The Hanged Man" (1964) with Robert Culp. He also appeared in the TV special "One Hour in Wonderland" (NBC, 1950-51). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Tony Curtis comedy adaptation "Don't Make Waves" (1967), the A Michael Miller comedy "The Phynx" (1970) and the comedy "The Muppet Movie" (1979) with Charles Durning. Bergen was most recently credited in "Belly Talkers" (1996). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Homecoming" (CBS, 1971-72). Bergen was nominated for a Life Achievement Screen Actors Guild Award in 1978. Bergen passed away in September 1978 at the age of 75.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Belly Talkers (1996) Himself
2.
 Muppet Movie, The (1979) Himself
3.
 Homecoming, The (1971) Grandpa Walton
4.
 The Phynx (1970)
5.
 Don't Make Waves (1967) Madame Lavinia
6.
 One Way Wahine (1965) Sweeney
7.
 The Heart of Show Business (1957) and Charlie McCarthy
8.
 Mystery Lake (1953) Dr. Sorenson
9.
 Captain China (1950) Mr. Haasvelt
10.
 I Remember Mama (1948) Mr. [Peter] Thorkelson
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Education

Northwestern University: -

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wife:
Frances Westerman. Actor.

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daughter:
Candace Bergen. Actor, model.

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Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy appeared in 12 films for Vitaphone between 1933 and 1935. In 1937. won a special Academy Award for the creation of Charlie McCarthy. In 1956, began hosting the daytime quiz show "Do You Trust Your Wife?" He bequeathed Charlie McCarthy to the Smithsonian Institution.

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