Polly Bergen

Polly Bergen

Birth
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Sep 2014 (aged 84)
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 136167529 · View Source
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American Actress, Singer. In 1950, Bergen already was an established singer when she starred with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in her first movie, 'At War With the Army' and would go on to appear in two more Martin and Lewis films, 'That's My Boy' (1951) and 'The Stooge' (1952). She received an Emmy award in 1957 for her portrayal of singer Helen Morgan in the episode 'The Helen Morgan Story' on the television series 'Playhouse 90'. During the 1957-58 season, she appeared in 18 episodes of 'The Polly Bergen Show' on CBS and was a regular panelist on the popular game show, 'To Tell the Truth'. Signed to Columbia Records, she enjoyed a successful recording career during this era, as well. In the 1960s, she appeared in the original 'Cape Fear' (1962), co-starred with Doris Day and James Garner in the comedy, 'Move Over, Darling' (1963) and played the first female President of the United States in the 1964 film, 'Kisses for My President'. Among other films she appeared in were 'A Guide for the Married Man' (1967), 'Velvet' (1984), 'Cry-Baby' (1990), 'Dr. Jekyl & Ms. Hyde' (1995) and 'Struck by Lighting' (2012). On television she was cast as a regular on 'The Winds of War', 'Hotel', 'War and Remembrance', 'Commander in Chief' and 'Desperate Housewives'. In 1965, she created the Polly Bergen Company where she developed a cosmetics line, designed lines of jewelry and shoes, and authored three books on beauty.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 20 Sep 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 136167529
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Polly Bergen (14 Jul 1930–20 Sep 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 136167529, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.