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Polly Bergen

Polly Bergen


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Also Known As: Died: September 20, 2014
Born: July 14, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Struck by Lightning (2012)
High school senior Carson Phillips was headed for bigger things than his narrow-minded small town could offer when he was suddenly killed by lightning in his school parking lot. After his death, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life through witty and insightful flashbacks. They include a bl
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
A veterinarian and his wife consider adopting the 11-year old son of a childhood friend who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Very Serious Person, A (2006)
Jan, an effete Danish male nurse, is charged to look after a terminally-ill woman and her 12-year-old grandson over the course of a summer at the Jersey Shore. The distant and reserved Jan soon develops a friendship with the boy, whose love of show tunes and old Hollywood movies may presage his emer
For Hope (1996) as Molly
An active and dedicated schoolteacher is stricken with the degenerative and potentially fatal disease, scleroderma. Raising a teenage son on her own, Hope turns to her family and brother for support. Her family is devastated, as they have already lost Hope's sister to an early death, but they come t
In the Blink of an Eye (1996) as Murial
A woman learns her childhood friend has been sentenced to death for murders she says she didn't commit, and goes to extraordinary lengths to prove her friend's innocence. Based on a true story.
Dr. Jekyll and MS. Hyde (1995) as Mrs Unterveldt
A century ago, Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to alter the gene responsible for mankind's violent and sexual behavior. Instead, his miscalculation unleashed the dark side of his own nature. Three generations later, his great-grandson, Dr. Richard Jacks, tries to improve upon the formula, but once again, thi
Surrogate, The (1995) as Sandy Gilman
When a struggling college student agrees to be a surrogate mother for a childless couple, she uncovers a deadly secret.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995) as Miss Mabry
Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of muddy water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and pr
Leave of Absence (1994) as Janet
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.
Perry Mason: Case of the Skin Deep Scandal (1993) as Barbara Fox
When a manipulative businesswoman is murdered, her valuable anti-aging cosmetics formula is stolen.
Lady Against the Odds (1992) as Cleo Storrs
A television movie set during 1943 in Los Angeles about two women who operate their own detective agency.
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991)
A documentary about film actor Robert Mitchum, whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and 100 pictures. Included are clips from some of his movies as well as interview footage of Mitchum himself, as well as with some of the co-stars and filmmakers who have worked with him through the years.
Lightning Incident, The (1991) as Carol Bernard
A South American Indian cult plots to restore fertility to their tribe by kidnapping an infant for ritual sacrifice.
Cry Baby (1990) as Mrs Vernon-Williams
A satirical comedy set in 1950s Baltimore about a group of high school delinquents.
My Brother's Wife (1989) as Myra Gilbert
A perpetual prankster pursues a conservative beauty for nearly three decades even though she's his own sister-in-law.
Mother, Mother (1989)
Short dramatic feature telling the story of a man with AIDS, estranged from his mother. The mother of his lover, who has died of AIDS, helps to reconcile the man and his mother.
Haunting of Sarah Hardy, The (1989) as Mrs Thetford
A television movie about a newly married heiress who fears she is losing her mind when she becomes convinced that her dead mother's ghost is haunting the family mansion.
Addicted to His Love (1988) as Vivien Langford
A modern-day Casanova, Larry Hogan, makes a profession of romancing several women at the same time, assuming a different identity for each romance. He then uses their loneliness and vulnerability to swindle them to the maximum. When the fleeced women learn of each other's existence, four of his vict
She Was Marked For Murder (1988) as Laura Lee Webster
A television movie about a recently widowed, powerful magazine publisher who falls in love with a younger man and discovers, after a whirlwind marriage, that he's too good to be true.
Making Mr. Right (1987) as Estelle Stone
Velvet (1984) as Mrs Vance
Pilot film to a prospective series, with four beautiful government agents posing as aerobics teachers for Velvet International, health spas used as a front for the Network Security Intelligence Agency. In the pilot, the four agents bravely attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist who is being held fo
Born Beautiful (1982) as Marion Carmody
Erin Gray (of "Silver Spoons") and Lori Singer (of "Fame") are fashion models--one a superstar in the trade nearing thirty and urged to move into other areas while still at the top; the other a troubled high school student hoping to exploit her beauty--who become close friends and bitter competitors
Million Dollar Face, The (1981) as Jo Burns
Tony Curtis is the ruthless head of a cosmetics firm, Kiss of Gold, locked in fierce competition with his arch-rival, Glamour, Inc., that happens to be run by his former lover Lee Grant, and finds his company in the grip of a power struggle among his executives (one of whom, unbeknownst to him, is t
How to Pick Up Girls (1978) as Dana Greenberg
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
Telethon (1977) as Dorothy Goodwin
Romance, intrigue, danger and possibly murder are among the behind-the-scenes elements surrounding a multimillion-dollar fund-raising telethon with an all-star TV cast assembled against a Las Vegas backdrop.
Murder on Flight 502 (1975) as Mona Briarly
A road-company "Airport" with a stellar cast being menaced by a maniac on a transatlantic jet who has murdered once and threatens to kill again. Rock-jawed Robert Stack is the stalwart, unflappable pilot; his wife Rosemary and daughter Elizabeth have key roles.
Death Cruise (1974) as Sylvia Carter
Three couples, all mysterious winners of a pleasure cruise, find that their tickets have guaranteed them a one-way passage to death.
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
Kisses for My President (1964) as Leslie McCloud
The first female president has to deal with her husband''''s bruised ego.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Bianca Steele Arden
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
The Caretakers (1963) as Lorna Melford
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
Belle Sommers (1962) as Belle Sommers
Cape Fear (1962) as Peggy Bowden
An ex-convict plots to destroy the district attorney who sent him to prison.
Arena (1953) as Ruth Danvers
A rodeo star fights to mend his broken marriage.
The Stooge (1953) as Mary Turner
A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
Half a Hero (1953) as
A married writer moves to the suburbs to research a story.
Fast Company (1953) as Carol Maldon
The heiress to a racing stable uncovers underhanded dealings.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) as Alice Owens
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry''s battle against Indians.
Cry of the Hunted (1953) as Janet Tunner
A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.
Warpath (1951) as Molly Quade
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
That's My Boy (1951) as Betty ["Babs"] Hunter
At War with the Army (1951) as Helen
A song-and-dance team have trouble adjusting to Army life.
The Men (1950) as Nightclub singer, off screen
A paraplegic veteran fights his own bitterness to build a new life.
Across the Rio Grande (1949) as Cantina singer
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine (Riley Hill) from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally (Reno Browne) and rescuers Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor). Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan (Ted Adams)/Carson (Dennis Moore) mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
Champion (1949) as Singer on radio and juke box
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.

Writer (feature film)

Leave of Absence (1994) as From Story
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.

Producer (feature film)

Leave of Absence (1994) as Co-Executive Producer
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.

Make-Up (feature film)

Count Your Bullets (1974) as Cosmetics
A young man in the old West comes across a group of Indian prisoners who are being led by a cavalry troop with a cruel sergeant. The next time sees the group, most of the captives have been killed by the troop. The young man does his best to get the survivors to a safe place and along the way he fal
Touch Of Class, A (1973)
A 1970s style romantic comedy. Steve is a philandering American businessman living in London, heavily inclined towards cheating his lovely wife Gloria. He meets divorced British fashion designer Vicki, and soon the two go on a secret holiday together in Spain. They rent a flat for their trysts -- and constant arguments -- in a seedy London building filled with prostitutes. A friend, Walter, tries to give Steve some good advice, but Steve won't listen until it's too late.

Cast (special)

Arly Hanks Mysteries (1994) as Ruby Bee Hanks
After an unhappy divorce, Arly Hanks returns to her home town of Maggody, Arkansas, where she becomes sheriff. The job turns out to be anything but quiet when a murder and a kidnapping simultaneously engage the small town of eccentrics.
Steel Magnolias (1990) as Clairee Belcher
A comedy pilot based on Robert Harling's play and Herbert Ross' 1989 feature film "Steel Magnolias." Examines the relationships between five women in a small Southern town. Set in a beauty parlor, the pilot starts from the death of young Shelby, M'Lynn's daughter.
Echo of Theresa, An (1973) as Suzy Hunter
While honeymooning in London, an American couple is suddenly plunged into a nightmare world when Brad, the husband, witnesses an event that triggers memories hidden deeply in the recesses of his mind. Imagining himself as someone else, and married to a woman named Theresa, he believes his wife Suzy
Yves Montand on Broadway (1962) as Guest
An hour of music and song with the French singer Yves Montand.
Just Polly and Me (1960) as Host
Music, comedy, and songs with Phil Silvers and Polly Bergen.
Rosalind Russell Show, The (1959) as Guest
A musical revue that traces the changes in show business over the years.
Spring Holiday (1956) as Guest
A music and comedy salute to spring.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

War and Remembrance (1988) as Rhoda Henry
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Winds of War, The (1983) as Rhoda Henry
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (1977) as Vera Keppler
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930s is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living otherwise, and ultimately she becomes the city's most famous madam. An Emmy Award nomination went to Yvonne Wood for her period costumes. Subsequently shown in two parts over four hours.

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