Edgar Bergen

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Birthday
16, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Sep 30, 1978 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Sep 30, 1978 (75)

About

Father of Candice Bergen, who was the ventriloquist of dummy, Charlie McCarthy. The duo had their own show as part of The Chase and Sanborn Hour.

Before Fame

He taught himself ventriloquism from a pamphlet at age 11 and had Charlie created by a Chicago woodcarver.

Trivia

He made headlines around the world due to his popularity on radio as a ventriquilist, which was very rare.

Family Life

He married Frances Westerman in 1945 and stayed with her until he departed.

Associated With

His daughter is well-known actress, Candice Bergen.