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Polly Bergen

Polly Bergen

  • Half A Hero (1953) December 04 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: July 14, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1944:
Made professional singing debut
1950:
Made film debut in "At War With the Army"
1950:
Regularly sang on "The Alan Young Show"
1951:
Recorded first album, "Little Girl Blue"
1952:
Made dramatic TV debut in an episode of "Schlitz Playhouse" (CBS)
1953:
Made stage debut on Broadway in "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"
1954:
Hosted "The Best in Mystery"; sang on "The Blue Angel" series
1955:
Hosted "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" (ABC)
1956:
Was panelist on "To Tell The Truth" (CBS)
1957:
Starred in NBC variety series "The Polly Bergen Show"
1962:
Appeared in the original "Cape Fear" opposite Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum
1963:
Won plaudits for dramatic turn in "The Caretakers"
1965:
Formed the Polly Bergen Co., creating and selling cosmetics
1974:
Made TV-movie debut, "Death Cruise"
1977:
Starred in TV miniseries "79 Park Avenue"
1983:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Rhoda Henry in the ABC miniseries, "The Winds of War"
1988:
Reprised role of Rhoda Henry in "War and Remembrance" (ABC)
1990:
Co-starred in John Waters' "Cry-Baby"
1991:
Regular cast member of "Baby Talk"
1994:
Produced "Leave of Absence" for NBC
2000:
Resumed singing career and began making nightclub appearances
2001:
Returned to Broadway to play Carlotta Campion in the Broadway revival of "Follies"; earned Tony nomination
2001:
Appeared in the Off-Broadway run of "The Vagina Monologues"
2002:
Joined cast of the hit revival of "Cabaret" as Frau Schneider
2005:
Played a recurring role on ABC's "Commander in Chief," as the mother of the US President played by Geena Davis
2007:
Had a role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Lynette Scavo's (Felicity Huffman) mother; earned an Emmy nomination in 2008 for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

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