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Bergen (Edgar) scripts and realia
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This collection consists of radio program, film, and television show scripts of ventriloquist and actor Edgar Bergen (1903-1978), as well as ephemera such as certificates. Bergen's most popular ventriloquism character was Charlie McCarthy.
Edgar Bergen (1903-1978) was an American actor, comedian, radio performer, and ventriloquist. His ventriloquism characters included Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. Bergen, as a teenager was given ventriloquism lessons by famous ventriloquist Harry Lester (1878-1956) for three months. Charlie McCarthy, the ventriloquist puppet is housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Actress Candice Bergen is Bergen's daughter.
65.417 Linear Feet 56 boxes
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