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Polly Bergen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polly Bergen (born Nellie Paulina Burgin; July 14, 1930 – September 20, 2014) was an American actress, singer, television host, writer and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story. For her stage work, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carlotta Campion in Follies in 2001. Her film work included Cape Fear (1962) and The Caretakers (1963), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She hosted her own weekly variety show for one season (The Polly Bergen Show), was a regular panelist on the TV game show To Tell The Truth and later in life had recurring roles in The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. She wrote three books on beauty, fashion and charm. She is also the inspiration behind Mother Goose in The Land of Stories. Description above from the Wikipedia article Polly Bergen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Jul 14, 1930 In Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
75
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series The Polly Bergen Show 2022
Known For
Poster of The Polly Bergen Show
Poster of Struck by Lightning
Poster of Desperate Housewives
Poster of The Sopranos
Filmography
Series The Polly Bergen Show Host 2022
Movie Struck by Lightning Grandma 2012-04-20
Movie A Very Serious Person Mrs. A 2006-01-01
Movie Candles on Bay Street Rosemary 2006-11-26
Series Commander in Chief Unknown 2005-09-27
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Movie Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Miss Maybry 1996-01-26
Movie For Hope Molly Altman 1996-11-17
Movie The Surrogate Sandy Gilman 1995-10-22
Movie Leave of Absence Janet 1994-05-11
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Barbara Fox 1993-02-19
Movie The Lightning Incident Carol 1991-09-12
Series Baby Talk Doris Campbell 1991-03-08
Movie Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star Herself 1991-03-10
Movie Cry-Baby Mrs. Vernon-Williams 1990-04-05
Movie The Haunting of Sarah Hardy Emily Thetford 1989-05-31
Movie My Brother's Wife Myra Gilbert 1989-12-17
Series War and Remembrance Rhoda Henry 1988-11-13
Movie She Was Marked for Murder Laura Lee Webster 1988-12-18
Movie Making Mr. Right Estelle Stone 1987-01-01
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie Velvet Mrs. Vance 1984-08-27
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The Winds of War Rhoda Henry 1983-02-06
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Born Beautiful Marion Carmody 1982-11-01
Series The Love Boat Maisie Nolan 1977-09-24
Series 79 Park Avenue Vera Keppler 1977-10-16
Movie Telethon Dorothy Goodwin 1977-11-06
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie Murder on Flight 502 Mona Briarly 1975-11-21
Movie Death Cruise Sylvia Carter 1974-10-30
Movie An Echo of Theresa Suzy Hunter 1973-01-15
Series Thriller Unknown 1973-03-14
Movie A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Clara Brown) 1967-01-01
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Kisses For My President U.S. President Leslie McCloud 1964-08-21
Movie The Caretakers Lorna Melford 1963-08-21
Movie Move Over, Darling Bianca Steele 1963-12-19
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Belle Sommers Belle Sommers 1962-05-30
Movie Cape Fear Peggy Bowden 1962-04-12
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Startime Unknown 1959-10-06
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Series Kraft Music Hall Unknown 1958-10-08
Series American Bandstand Self 1957-08-05
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Blue Angel Co-Host 1954-07-06
Series Max Liebman Presents Unknown 1954-09-12
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series The Oscars Herself 1953-03-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Cry of the Hunted Janet Tunner 1953-05-08
Movie Arena Ruth Danvers 1953-06-24
Movie Escape from Fort Bravo Alice Owens 1953-12-04
Series The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Unknown 1953-10-02
Movie Fast Company Carol Maldon 1953-05-21
Movie The Stooge Mary Turner 1952-12-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie That's My Boy Betty 'Babs' Hunter 1951-05-31
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Warpath Molly Quade 1951-11-22
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie At War with the Army Helen Palmer 1950-04-14
Movie Across The Rio Grande Polly Burgin 1949-05-14
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20