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Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen with puppet "Charlie McCarthy" in Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Born Edgar John Bergren
February 16, 1903(1903-02-16)
Chicago, Illinois
Died September 30, 1978 (aged 75)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Years active 1930 - 1978
Spouse(s) Frances Westerman (1945-1978)

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Biography

Early life

Bergen was born Edgar John Bergren in Chicago, Illinois, to a Swedish family and grew up in Decatur, Michigan. He taught himself ventriloquism from a pamphlet when he was eleven. A few years later he commissioned Chicago woodcarver Theodore Mack to sculpt a likeness of a rascally Irish newspaperboy he knew. The head went on a puppet named Charlie McCarthy, who became Bergen's lifelong sidekick. At age sixteen, he came to Chicago, where he attended Lake View High School and worked at a silent movie house. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Decatur is a village located in Van Buren County, Michigan. ... A puppet is a representational object manipulated by a puppeteer. ... For other uses, see Sidekick (disambiguation). ... Lakeview (properly and historically spelled as Lake View) is a neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and runs approximately from Diversey Parkway on the south to Irving Park Road on the north and from Lake Michigan on the... This article is about the comedy film. ...


Radio

Sam Berman's caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book
Sam Berman's caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book

His first performances were in vaudeville, at which point he legally changed his last name to the eaiser-to-pronounce "Bergen". He also worked in one-reel movie shorts, but his real success was on the radio. He and Charlie were seen at a New York party by Elsa Maxwell for Noel Coward, who recommended them for an engagement at the famous Rainbow Room. It was there that two producers saw Bergen and Charlie perform. They then recommended them for a guest appearance on Rudy Vallee's program. The appearance was so successful that the next year they were given their own show. Under various sponsors, they were on the air from December 17, 1937 to July 1, 1956. The popularity of a ventriloquist on radio, when one could see neither the dummies nor his skill, surprised and puzzled many critics, then and now. Even knowing that Bergen provided the voice, listeners perceived Charlie as a genuine person, but only through artwork, rather than photos, could the character be seen as truly lifelike. Thus, in 1947, Sam Berman caricatured Bergen and McCarthy for the network's glossy promotional book, NBC Parade of Stars: As Heard Over Your Favorite NBC Station. Image File history File linksMetadata Charliebergen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Charliebergen. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 _ September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Noël Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an Academy Award winning English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was Bergen's skill as an entertainer and vocal performer, and especially his characterization of Charlie, that carried the show. Luckily, many of the shows have survived and are available for raudiences today to experience the phenomenon firsthand. Bergen's success on radio was paralleled in the UK by Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Peter Brough (February 26, 1916 - June 3, 1999) was an English radio ventriloquist who became a well-known name to audiences in the 1950s. ... This article is about the British ventriloquists puppet. ...


For the radio program, Bergen developed other characters, notably the slow-witted Mortimer Snerd and the man-hungry Effie Klinker. The star, however, was Charlie, who was always presented as a child (albeit in top hat, cape, and monocle) – a debonair, girl-crazy, child-about-town. As a child, and a wooden one at that, Charlie could get away with double entendre that adult humans could not under broadcast standards of the day. Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 - September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Duke Ellington wearing a top hat. ... For other uses, see Monocle (disambiguation). ... A double entendre is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. ...

Charlie: "May I have a kiss good-bye?"
Dale Evans: "Well, I can't see any harm in that!"
Charlie: "Oh. I wish you could. A harmless kiss doesn't sound very thrilling."

Similar lines given to Mae West in a sketch on the show broadcast December 12, 1937, resulted in her fifteen-year broadcasting ban. "Charles, I remember our date and have the splinters to prove it." Dale Evans was the stage name of Frances Octavia Smith (October 31, 1912–February 7, 2001), a writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Charlie's feud with W. C. Fields was a regular feature of the show. W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946) was an American juggler, comedian, and actor. ...

W.C. Fields: "Well, Charlie McCarthy, the woodpecker's pinup boy!"
Charlie: "Well, if it isn't W.C. Fields, the man who keeps Seagram's in business!"
W.C. Fields: "I love children. I can remember when, with my own little unsteady legs, I toddled from room to room."
Charlie: "When was that? Last night?"
W.C. Fields: "Quiet, Wormwood, or I'll whittle you into a venetian blind."
Charlie: "Ooh, that makes me shutter!"
W.C. Fields: "Tell me, Charles, is it true that your father was a gate-leg table?"
Charlie: "If it is, your father was under it."
W.C. Fields: "Why, you stunted spruce, I'll throw a japanese beetle on you."
Charlie: "Why, you bar-fly you, I'll stick a wick in your mouth, and use you for an alcohol lamp!"
Charlie: "Pink elephants take aspirin to get rid of W. C. Fields."
W.C. Fields: "Step out of the sun Charles. You may come unglued.
Charlie: "Mind if I stand in the shade of your Nose?"

Bergen was not the most technically skilled ventriloquist – Charlie McCarthy frequently twitted him for moving his lips—but Bergen's sense of comedic timing was superb, and he handled Charlie's snappy dialogue with aplomb. Bergen's wit in creating McCarthy's striking personality and that of his other characters was the making of the show. The fact that Bergen was widely popular for a ventriloquism act on radio (where the trick of "throwing his voice" was not visible) indicates that his appeal was pimarily the personality he applied to his characters. Image of a real elephant retouched to paint it pink. ... This article is about the drug. ...


Bergen and McCarthy are sometimes credited with "saving the world" because, on the night of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles performed his War of the Worlds radio play that panicked many listeners, most of the American public had instead tuned in to Bergen and McCarthy on another station and never heard Welles's play. Conversely, it has also been theorized that Bergen inadvertently contributed to the hysteria. When the musical portion of Bergen's show, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, aired approximately twelve minutes into the show, many listeners switched stations and found the War of the Worlds presentation already underway, with a realistic sounding reporter detailing terrible events. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. ... For other uses, see The War of the Worlds (disambiguation). ... Script excerpts from The Chase and Sanborn Hour were collected in this 1934 Big Little Book. ...


Ray Noble was the musical director and composer and teen age singer Anita Gordon provided the songs on his show. Gordon was said to have been discovered by Charlie who had a crush on her. Ray Noble is a common personal name that can refer to different people: Ray Noble: a baseball player Ray Noble: a musician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Other media

In addition to his work as a ventriloquist, Bergen was also an actor and comic strip creator. He appeared as the shy Norwegian suitor in I Remember Mama (1948). He also appeared in Captain China (1949) and Don't Make Waves (1965). He created the syndicated comic strip Mortimer & Charlie, which ran in 1939. DVD Cover with original film poster For the Broadway musical of the same title, see I Remember Mama. ... Sharon Tate (foreground) with Claudia Cardinale and Tony Curtis (background) Dont Make Waves (1967) is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film which starred Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, and Sharon Tate. ...


Bergen and his alter-ego McCarthy appeared together with top billing in several films, including the Technicolor extravaganza The Goldwyn Follies (1938), opposite The Ritz Brothers. That year they also appeared in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man with W. C. Fields. At the height of their popularity in 1938, Bergen was presented an Honorary Oscar (in the form of a wooden Oscar stauette) for his creation of Charlie McCarthy. Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Videotape cover of The Goldwyn Follies The Goldwyn Follies is a 1938 movie, written by Ben Hecht, Sam Perrin and Arthur Phillips, with music by George Gershwin, Ray Golden, Richard Rodgers, and Kurt Weill, and lyrics by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin. ... The Ritz Brothers were a comedy team who appeared in 1930s films, and as live performers from 1925 to the late 1960s. ... You Cant Cheat an Honest Man is a 1939 film starring and scripted by W.C. Fields. ... W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946) was an American juggler, comedian, and actor. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ...

in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943) with Mortimer Snerd
in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943) with Mortimer Snerd

Other film roles for the team include Look Who's Laughing (1941) and Here We Go Again (1942), both with Fibber McGee and Molly. Later Bergen and McCarthy were featured in Fun and Fancy Free (1947), and much later in The Muppet Movie (1979). Bergen died shortly after completing his scenes, marking it as Bergen's last appearance; the film was dedicated to him. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (682x615, 53 KB) Screenshot of the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen with Mortimer Snerd from the film Stage Door Canteen (1943) Film listed as being in the public domain [1], [2] [3] and[4] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (682x615, 53 KB) Screenshot of the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen with Mortimer Snerd from the film Stage Door Canteen (1943) Film listed as being in the public domain [1], [2] [3] and[4] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia... Stage Door Canteen is a 1943 film. ... Jim and Marian Jordan were featured in 1947 NBC promotional art by Sam Berman. ... Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ... The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ...


In addition to his work in radio and film, Bergen also made numerous appearances on television during his career. In a Thanksgiving special sponsored by Coca-Cola in 1950, the new character Podine Puffington was introduced. This saucy Southern belle was as tall as a real woman, in contrast to Bergen's other sit-on-the-knee sized characters. Bergen also hosted the television show Do You Trust Your Wife? in 1956, later to be replaced by Johnny Carson. Bergen continued to appear regularly on television in the 1960s. For example, he did a stint as one of the What's My Line? Mystery Guests on the popular Sunday night CBS TV program. For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Who Do You Trust? was a fairly popular game show during the 1950s and 1960s emceed by Johnny Carson. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


Bergen appeared as Grandpa Walton in the original The Waltons movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971). The part was played by Will Geer in the subsequent series. Throughout the run of The Waltons – which took place in the late 1930s through the 1940s – the voices of Bergen and Charlie McCarthy were sporadically heard from the Walton family's radio, as family members regularly tuned in that program. For other uses, see The Waltons (disambiguation). ... TV Guide August 21, 1976, featuring Will Geer (center) with his Waltons costars, Richard Thomas and Ellen Corby Will Geer (born 9 March 1902 in Frankfort, Indiana – died 22 April 1978 in Los Angeles) was an American actor. ...


Death

Edgar Bergen died of kidney disease in Las Vegas, Nevada, aged 75. He is interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. He was elected to the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990, the same year that The Charlie McCarthy Show was selected as an honored program. It is said that Charlie McCarthy died along with Bergen: "Since retiring to the Smithsonian Institution in 1978, Charlie has uttered not one, single, solitary word." [1] The kidneys are the organs that filter wastes (such as urea) from the blood and excrete them, along with water, as urine. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Inglewood Park Cemetery is located at 720 E. Florence Avenue in Inglewood, California. ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Established 1888 Incorporated February 14, 1908 Government  - Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn Area  - Total 9. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ...


Family

Edgar Bergen met Frances Westerman during a radio program when he was 39 and she was only 19. Noticing Westerman in the audience, Bergen asked to meet the young fashion model, who was known as Frances Westcott during her modeling career. The two were married on 28 June 1945, and they remained married until Bergen's death in 1978. They were the parents of actress Candice Bergen, whose first performances were on Bergen's radio show, and Kris Bergen. Frances Bergen died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on October 2, 2006, aged 84, from undisclosed causes.[2] Frances Bergen, born Frances Westerman (September 14, 1922 - October 2, 2006) was an American actress and fashion model. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References in popular culture

  • The Looney Tunes character Beaky Buzzard, known for his goofy grin, was based on Mortimer Snerd. Bob Clampett often referred to Beaky as the "Snerd Bird."
  • In Radio Days, young Joe's (Seth Green) Uncle Abe (Josh Mostel) and Aunt Ceil (Renee Lippin) have an argument over an unnamed Bergen's radio act; Abe is driven crazy by the thought of a ventriloquist over the radio ("How can you tell his lips aren't moving?!")
  • A Charlie McCarthy doll figures into the storyline of The Rainmaker (1997), the film based on the John Grisham novel.
  • An annoyed character in the movie Cabin Boy, says to Chris Elliot's character, "Get out of my face, you half-assed Edgar Bergen."
  • In The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind, p. 213, it is said that "Cheney's nickname inside CIA was 'Edgar.' As in Bergen. The President would, by implication, be in the Charlie McCarthy role. This isn't fair, but it is at least half true."
  • In The Waltons pilot special "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story", Mary Ellen, in a sarcastic response to one of her younger sisters if there is a Santa Claus, curtly replies "Sure there is. AND I'M CHARLIE McCARTHY!!" Coincidentally enough, McCarthy's partner, Edgar Bergen, was in that same TV film as Grandpa.
  • Bill Cosby compared the students of special education to Mortimer Snerd in a monologue entitled "Special Class" from his 1966 album, Wonderfulness.
  • Ed O'Neill's character Bill Jacks, in episode six of John From Cincinnati, refers to John Monad's behaviour as being a Charlie McCarthy imitation.
  • In Little Tough Guys in Society, David Gorcey and Billy Benedict briefly do an act where they address each other as "Mr. Bergen" and "Charlie."
  • The Muppet Movie is dedicated to the memory and magic of Edgar. It says this in the movie after the credits.
  • In the Disney Movie "Enchanted" Edgar and Mortimer are breifly seen on a T.V. set

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Bergen and McCarthy are sometimes credited with "saving the world" because, on the night of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles performed his War of the Worlds radio play that so panicked the nation, most of the American public had tuned in to hear Bergen and McCarthy and never heard Welles's play.
Edgar Bergen died in 1978 and was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
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Bergen was not the most technically skilled ventriloquist Charlie McCarthy frequently twitted him for moving his lips; but his sense of comedic timing was superb and he handled Charlie's snappy dialogue with aplomb.
Bergen and McCarthy are sometimes credited with "saving the world" because on the night of October 30 1938 when Orson Welles performed his War of the Worlds radio play that so panicked the nation most of the American public had tuned in to hear Bergen and McCarthy and never heard Welles' play.
Edgar Bergen died of kidney disease in Las Vegas Nevada at age 75; he is interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood California.
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