Famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen appeared on film and television with his dummies Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Effie Klinker. Bergen hosted a weekly program in 1949 called The Charlie McCarthy Show. An accomplished actor, Edgar also created a syndicated comic strip called Mortimer & Charlie from 1939 to…more
Edgar married actress Frances Bergen on June 28, 1945 and they were married until his death on September 30, 1978.
Edgar was five feet eleven inches tall.
In 1947, Edgar became the first president of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Edgar has two children, actress Candice Bergen and TV editor Kris Bergen.