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Edgar Bergen
Bergen with his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy in Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Edgar John Berggren

(1903-02-16)February 16, 1903
Died September 30, 1978(1978-09-30) (aged 75)
Resting place Inglewood Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor, comedian, ventriloquist
Years active 1922–1978
Frances Westerman (m. 1945)
Children 2, including Candice Bergen

Edgar John Bergen (born Edgar John Berggren; February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor, comedian, vaudevillian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. He was the father of actress Candice Bergen.

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