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Edgar Bergen, American entertainer. Recipient Special Academy Award for motion picture appearances, 1937. Member Society Cinematographers, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity, Delta Upsilon.

Background

Bergen, Edgar was born on February 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Nellie (Swanson) Bergen.

Education

Student Lane Technology and Lakeview high schools, Chicago. Special student Northwestern University, 1924.

Career

Ventriloquist and magician Chautauqua circuits, summers, 1922-1925. Vaudeville American and European theatres and entertainer supper clubs, 1926-1936. Made first radio appearance, December 17, 1936.

Creator of comedy characters Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Effie Klinker.

Membership

Member Society Cinematographers, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity, Delta Upsilon.

Connections

Married Frances Westerman.

father:
John Bergen

mother:
Nellie (Swanson) Bergen

spouse:
Frances Westerman