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Polly Bergen

Actress / Musician / Writer / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 07/14/1930 († 84, 09/20/2014) | Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
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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 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. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Polly Bergen

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

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Movies with Polly Bergen as Actress(37)

as Dana Greenberg2021 How To Pick Up Girls
as Grandma2012 Struck by Lightning
as Mrs. A2006 A Very Serious Person
as Rosemary2006 Candles on Bay Street
as Molly Altman1996 For Hope
as Sandy Gilman1995 The Surrogate
as Janet1994 Leave of Absence
as Mrs. Vernon-Williams1990 Cry-Baby
as Barbara Cutler1989 Mother, Mother
as Myra Gilbert1989 My Brother's Wife
as Emily Stepford1989 The Haunting of Sarah Hardy
as Laura Lee Webster1988 She Was Marked for Murder
as Estelle Stone1987 Making Mr. Right
as Mrs. Vance1984 Velvet
as Marion Carmody1982 Born Beautiful
as Dorothy Goodwin1977 Telethon
as Mona Briarly1975 Murder on Flight 502
as Sylvia Carter1974 Death Cruise
as Technical Adviser (Clara Brown)1967 A Guide for the Married Man
as U.S. President Leslie McCloud1964 Kisses For My President
as Lorna Melford1963 The Caretakers
as Bianca Steele1963 Move Over, Darling
as Peggy Bowden1962 Cape Fear
as Belle Sommers1962 Belle Sommers
as Ruth Danvers1953 Arena
as Janet Tunner1953 Cry of the Hunted
as Carol Maldon1953 Fast Company
as Alice Owens1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
as Mary Turner1952 The Stooge
as Betty 'Babs' Hunter1951 That's My Boy
as Molly Quade1951 Warpath
as Helen Palmer1950 At War with the Army
as Polly Burgin (Cantina Singer)1949 Across The Rio Grande

TV Shows/Series with Polly Bergen as Actress(34)


Born: Monday, 07/14 1930 (July) in Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 09/20 2014 (September) in Southbury (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Compton High School
Record Label: Columbia Records
Spouses (current/former): Freddie Fields, Jerome Courtland
Other names for Polly Bergen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Nellie Paulina Burgin"
Polly Bergen frequently works together with these people:
Arte Johnson (15x, Actor)
Ralph Bellamy (12x, Actor)
Vera Miles (11x, Actress)
Jack Carter (11x, Actor)
Milton Berle (10x, Actor)
Vincent Price (9x, Actor)
Barbara Rush (9x, Actress)
Peter Graves (9x, Actor)
Herb Edelman (9x, Actor)
Theodore Bikel (9x, Actor)
Carol Lawrence (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:286097, Added: 08/10/2018, Last updated: 11/02/2021