Mini Tribute: Edgar Bergen

Born February 16, 1903 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen!

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen appeared in over 40 film and TV roles including You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man and I Remember Mama – and of course he is most famously remembered as the voice behind Charlie McCarthy!

In 1937 Edgar Bergen received an Honorary Oscar for his ‘outstanding comedy creation, Charlie McCarthy’, and in 1990 he was inducted into The Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

Edgar Bergen with his famous ‘side-kick’ Charlie McCarthy

Edgar Bergen: I’ve got a good mind to…
Charlie McCarthy: Why don’t you use it?
-from You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man


Oh, and just a ‘reminder’ side note: Edgar Bergen is also the father of Candice Bergen.

Candice Bergen, daughter of Edgar BergenCandice Bergen (Edgar Bergen’s daughter)


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