Edgar Bergen (1903–1978)

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Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edgar John Berggren. He was an actor, known for Fun and Fancy Free (1947), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Letter of Introduction (1938). He was married to Frances Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Fun and Fancy Free Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy / Mortimer Snerd
Letter of Introduction Edgar Bergen
Song of the Open Road Edgar Bergen


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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Professor Quicksand
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mr. Farber
- Company Man (1975) ... Mr. Farber
 1972 My Sister Hank (TV Movie)
Grandpa Bennett
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Walton
 1971 The Waltons (TV Series)
Grandpa Zebb Walton
- The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) ... Grandpa Zebb Walton
 1970 The Phynx
Edgar Bergen
 1968-1970 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer / Charlie McCarthy
- Episode #3.25 (1970) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Dick Gregory (1968) ... Charlie McCarthy (voice, uncredited)
 1968 Rogue's Gallery
Roy Benz
 1967 Don't Make Waves
Madame Lavinia
 1965 One Way Wahine
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Clyde Olsen / Horton Galbraith / George Smith
- Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings? (1965) ... Clyde Olsen
- Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert? (1964) ... Horton Galbraith
- Who Killed What's His Name? (1964) ... George Smith
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Hotel Clerk
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Fear-Makers (1964) ... Kenner
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
 1964 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
- Every Girl Should Have a Doll (1964) ... Hjalmer
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Eugene Swanson / Dr. Samuels / Dr. Coombs
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Eugene Swanson
- A Time to Die (1962) ... Dr. Samuels
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Dr. Coombs
 1960-1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #15.13 (1961) ... Ventriloquist
- Episode #14.15 (1961) ... Ventriloquist
- See America with Ed Sullivan: Chicago (1960) ... Ventriloquist
- Episode #13.42 (1960) ... Ventriloquist
- Episode #13.16 (1960) ... Ventriloquist
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- Moment of Fear (1960) ... Charlie
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Joseph Heidegger
- Dossier (1959) ... Joseph Heidegger
 1959 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Edgar Bergen
- April Fool's Day (1959) ... Edgar Bergen
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Lend an Ear (1954)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
The Yankee
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy
- Alice in Wonderland (1954) ... Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy
 1953 Mystery Lake
Dr. Sorenson
 1950 Charlie's Haunt
Edgar Bergen
 1950 Captain China
Mr. Haasvelt
 1948 I Remember Mama
Mr. Thorkelson
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free
Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy / Mortimer Snerd
 1947 Mickey and the Beanstalk (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Hour Glass (TV Series)
- Episode #1.28 (1946)
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Edgar Bergen
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Edgar Berger
 1942 Here We Go Again
Edgar Bergen-Character / Charlie McCarthy / Mortimer Snerd
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Edgar Bergen
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Edgar Bergen
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
The Great Edgar
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Edgar Bergen
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Edgar Bergen
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Edgar Bergen
 1937 A Neckin' Party (Short)
Edgar Bergen
 1937 Double Talk (Short)
Dr. Bergen
 1937 Bring on the Girls (Short)
Edgar Bergen
 1936 Nut Guilty (Short)
Judge Bergen
 1935 All American Drawback (Short)
Coach Bergen
 1935 Two Boobs in a Balloon (Short)
Prof. Cicero Pu
 1934 At the Races (Short)
 1934 Pure Feud (Short)
Edgar Albert Appletree
 1933 Africa Speaks -- English (Short)
 1931 Free and Easy (Short)
 1931 The Eyes Have It (Short)
Dr. Wilbur Grant
 1931 Donkey Business (Short)
 1930 The Office Scandal (Short)
Mr. Depew
 1930 The Operation (Short)
Doctor Bruce Langdon
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Other Works:

(10/30/38) Radio: Appeared on "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" on NBC Radio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy


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Personal Quote:

{At age 75, Bergen decided to retire. His final show in Las Vegas was packed, and he received six standing ovations. His closing lines that evening were:} Every vaudeville act must have an opening and a closing, so I'll pack up my jokes and my little friends... and say goodbye. See more »


Profiled in "Old Time Radio Memories" by Mel Simons (BearManor Media). See more »



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