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Edgar Bergen

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Biography

Bergen with his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy in Stage Door Canteen (1943)

Source: Wikipedia

Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. He is also the father of actress Candice Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada due to kidney disease.

Fact file

  • Born: Edgar John Bergren February 16, 1903 Decatur, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: September 30, 1978 (aged 75) Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Kidney disease
  • Resting place: Inglewood Park Cemetery
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, ventriloquist
  • Years active: 1930–1978
  • Spouse(s): Frances Westerman (1945–1978)

Read more about Edgar Bergen at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Extended transcript: Candice Bergen and Jane Pauley
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2015-04-04 19:11:28
The "Murphy Brown" star talks in depth about her relationship with her father, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen; about her film and TV career; and about the men in her life - and one very special girl

Candice Bergen producing film on her famed father
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2013-04-30 20:17:32
The big-screen project will tell the story of her late father, famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy

Candice Bergen producing film on her famed father
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-04-30 19:20:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candice Bergen is producing a film about her late father, the famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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