Known for movies

Short Info

DiedSeptember 20, 2014, Southbury, Connecticut, United States
SpouseJeffrey Endervelt, Freddie Fields, Jerome Courtland
FactRex Reed, film and theater critic for the New York Observer and a close friend of Bergen's for over 50 years, called Bergen a legendary "A-list, New York Oscar party host." In an interview, he recalled watching the Oscar show while sitting on Bergen's Park Avenue apartment's bed between Paul Newman and Lucille Ball.


Polly Bergen was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 14, 1930. Her parents, Edna and Fred Bergen, were both vaudeville performers. Polly was their only child. She made her stage debut at the age of three, and by the time she was five, she was a regular performer on the vaudeville circuit.

Polly’s parents divorced when she was six, and she went to live with her mother in New York City. She attended the High School of Music and Art, and later studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

Polly made her Broadway debut in 1947, in the play “Miss Liberty.” She went on to appear in several more Broadway productions, including “South Pacific” (1949), “Kiss Me, Kate” (1951), and “The Pajama Game” (1954).

In 1953, Polly made her film debut in “The Star.” She went on to appear in such films as “War and Peace” (1956), “The Helen Morgan Story” (1957), “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1959), “Cape Fear” (1962), and “Klute” (1971).

Polly also appeared in a number of television shows, including “The Twilight Zone” (1959), “The Fugitive” (1963-1967), “Murder, She Wrote” (1984-1996), and “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012).

Polly won an Emmy Award for her performance in the television movie “The Winds of War” (1983). She also won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway play “Follies” (2001).

Polly Bergen was married to actor Jerome Courtland from 1952 to 1959. She was married to film and television producer Marshall Schacker from 1960 to 1977. She has two daughters from her first marriage, and one daughter from her second marriage.

Polly Bergen passed away on September 20, 2014, at the age of 84.

General Info

Full NamePolly Bergen
DiedSeptember 20, 2014, Southbury, Connecticut, United States
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Entrepreneur, Author, Presenter
EducationEl Camino College Compton Center
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJeffrey Endervelt, Freddie Fields, Jerome Courtland
ChildrenPamela Fields, Peter Fields
ParentsLucy Bergen, Bill Bergen
SiblingsBarbra Bergen

Accomplishments

AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Satellite Award for Best Su...
MoviesCape Fear, Cry-Baby, The Winds of War, Move Over, Darling, Kisses for My President, At War with the Army, The Stooge, That's My Boy, Escape from Fort Bravo, The Caretakers, Cry of the Hunted, Struck by Lightning, Making Mr. Right, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Candles on Bay Street, A Very Serious Person...
TV ShowsWar and Remembrance, Commander in Chief, Baby Talk, The Bell Telephone Hour, The Polly Bergen Show, The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, The Blue Angel

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Quotes

#Quote
1On the loss of Elaine Kaufman: Every year, Elaine would come to my house for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. She would stand in line with everyone else, because I always had so many people over. It was a great for me, as I got to feed her, because she was always the one feeding me.
2I don't want to waste the rest of my life just earning a living. I want to do what's fulfilling for me. I want to play out my life doing what I enjoy, not just showing up for work.
3I'm one of those people who always needs a mountain to climb. When I get up a mountain as far as I think I'm going to get, I try to find another mountain.

Facts

#Fact
1She was, in her words, "a tremendous reader of science fiction".
2The day after she appeared as the lead in the TV production of the Helen Morgan story, the headline of the TV review column in the NY Herald Tribune was "Pepsi girl takes up hard liquor".
3In 1964, Bergen starred with Fred MacMurray in "Kisses for My President," a film premised, incredibly for the first woman becoming president. It wasn't quite an anthem to feminism, though: "Is America prepared?" the posters asked. "What happens to her poor husband when he becomes the First Lady?". In 2008, Bergen campaigned door-to-door for Hilary Rodham Clinton, when the former first lady ran for president. "She always thought a woman president in real life was long overdue," said her longtime manager, Jan McCormack. When Geena Davis as MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges. portrayed a first woman president in the 2005-2006 ABC television drama series "Commander in Chief." Polly Bergen was cast as Geena Davis' MacKenzie Allen's mother.
4Polly Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut at 84 years of age. Her death was from natural causes. Bergen had a history of emphysema and circulatory problems that she attributed to 50 years of smoking. "I had a choice of quitting smoking or singing another chorus of 'Night and Day,' and I chose to continue smoking and quit singing," she told Charles Osgood on CBS News in 2001. "And it was a decision that I regretted from that day forward." But she worked as a character actor well into her older years, appearing as the mistress of Tony Soprano's father on "The Sopranos" and as the mother of Felicity Huffman's character on "Desperate Housewives." "She was a great broad, as they said in the vernacular of her day, a wonderful actress and a lovely woman," Huffman related. "I will miss her fire, her courage and her irreverence". For a woman born in Tennessee and who grew up in Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere as her father traveled between low-paying construction jobs, Bergen radiated urban sophistication.
5Born in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 14, 1930, Nellie Paulina Burgin remembered being wowed by the films of Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin -- especially one where Durbin shot to fame after a producer overheard her singing in her kitchen. "I would stand in my kitchen and sing my life out waiting for someone to show up -- if not today, then tomorrow," Bergin told the Hartford Courant in 2013. At 14, Berben played her first professional gig with her guitar-strumming father on a radio station in Richmond, Indinana. Early in her career, she tried hard to "discard the hillbilly label that had been attached to her," The Times said in 1952, noting her debut at "the plush Maisonette Room in the St. Regis Hotel, New York City, where the ring-side is a veritable sea of mink and ermine." In the 1950s, Bergen also was a regular in Las Vegas, singing standards like "The Party's Over" for as much as $50,000.00 a week to an audience of high rollers and what she called "mob guys." One mobster and his girl-friend befriended her, she later said, and made sure she sent most of her money home to her parents. "There was nobody in the world who knew good from bad better than they did," she explained. At around the same time, Bergen started a lengthy run on the quiz shows, primarily "To Tell the Truth." In her mid 30s, she started experiencing voice problems and for years abandoned singing.
6Hard-hit by the financial crisis of 1987, Bergen sold her 4,000-square-foot Park Avenue apartment, appeared in a few television movies, and moved to Montana for a few years. "I just couldn't bear the humiliation of what I was doing," she told the New York Times. "I just can't stand in these lines with 35 actresses who've each got 63 million miles of film, waiting to audition for some idiot who's 12 years old." Bergen later returned to singing, working with a vocal coach to freshen her skills. In 1999, Bergen performed at a Miami Beach benefit performance of Stephen Sondheim's "Company." The audience loved her. "They were like, 'Is she still alive?'" she said. "It felt like I'd never been gone, but I knew I could get better." At 70, Bergen was back on Broadway, nominated for a Tony award in Sondheim's "Follies." Her hit song was "I'm Still Here": Good times and bad times -- I've seen them all. And, my dear: I'm still here......
7Pollly Bergen, an outspoken actress who also gained acclaim as a nightclub singer, a cosmetics entrepreneur and a ubiquitous quiz-show panelist, did not start out as an overnight smash. Bergen was 20 and already an established singer when she starred in her first Hollywood feature film -- a Dean Martin-and-Jerry Lewis comedy called "At War With the Army" -- that was released by Paramount Pictures in 1951. Los Angeles Times reviewer Philip K. Scheuer allowed that there might be hope for the attractive but inexperienced newcomer. "Miss Bergen looks like a nice person and her voice is pretty good, but she doesn't know how to face a camera," Scheuer wrote. "Give her time. She's new." She joined Martin and Lewis in two more Paramount film comedies, "That's My Boy" and "The Stooge." In 1953, she made her Broadway debut with Harry Belafonte in the revue "John Murray Anderson's Almanac." From 1956-1961 she became a regular panelist on the popular New York based CBS Mark Goodson - Bill Todman produced television game show "To Tell the Truth" with Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle and Tom Poston. In 1958, seven years after her first Hollywood feature film with Martin and Lewis, Bergen won a best-actress EMMY for her compelling CBS' William S. Paley's Television anthology series "Playhouse 90" in her portrayal of Helen Morgan, the troubled torch singer of the 1920s and '30s. In 1964's "Kisses for My President," Bergen was cast as the first female U.S. President, with Fred MacMurray as First Gentleman. In the end, the president quits when she gets pregnant. Most importantly in the Dan Curtis Productions' ABC Television 1983 seven episodic mini-series "The Winds of War," and the 1988 sequel, Bergen was nominated for another EMMY in 1989 for best supporting actress in a network television mini-series or special for Dan Curtis Productions' ABC Television "War and Remembrance." She appeared as the troubled wife of high-ranking Navy officer Pug Henry, played by Robert Mitchum. Mitchum also had the key role in the original 1962 landmark Universal-MCA feature suspense film, "Cape Fear," as the sadistic ex-convict who terrorizes a lawyer (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Bergen) and daughter because he blames Peck for sending him to prison.
8Rex Reed, film and theater critic for the New York Observer and a close friend of Bergen's for over 50 years, called Bergen a legendary "A-list, New York Oscar party host." In an interview, he recalled watching the Oscar show while sitting on Bergen's Park Avenue apartment's bed between Paul Newman and Lucille Ball.
9In the early 1960s, Bergen formed a cosmetics firm that marketed beauty preparations made from "the oil of the turtle." In 1973, Bergen sold the cosmetic company to Fabérge.
10Bergen also was an ardent feminist, campaigning for the Equal Rights Amendment and women's reproductive rights. She spoke publicly about having had an illegal abortion when she was a 17 year-old band singer -- a procedure that she said prevented her from bearing children for the rest of her life.
11Bergen's personal life, over the years, was not as smooth as her career. Her four-year marriage to actor Jerome Courtland ended in an acrimonious divorce in 1955. Her second marriage was to super-agent and producer Freddie Fields -- they divorced in 1975 after 18 years. In 1982 she married entrepreneur Jeff Endervelt. She co-signed his loans and gave him millions to invest from her beauty company profits. She said in a 2001 New York Times interview: "He would come home and say, 'Honey, sign this.' I wouldn't even look at it. Because you trust your husband." The stock market crash of the 1980s wiped out the investments. She divorced him in 1991, and she said he left her with so many debts she had to sell her New York apartment and other belongings to avoid bankruptcy.
12Polly Bergen's survivors include daughter P.K. Fields and son Peter Fields, the children she adopted with her second husband; stepdaughter Kathy Fields Lander; and three grandchildren.
13The memorial service (though not the funeral service) for Brandon Lee was held at her home.
14When not working, she lives quietly amongst her Hollywood pals in the hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut. [October 2006]
15In the spring of 2008, she played the role of "Madame Armfeldt" in Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" at Baltimore's Center Stage -- to standing ovations. [April 2008]
16Guest starring as "Lynette Scavo"'s mother (Felicity Huffman's character) in the season finale of Desperate Housewives (2004). [May 2007]
17Joined the cast of Commander in Chief (2005) as the President's mother. [November 2005]
18As of March, 2002, Ms. Bergen is playing Fraulein Schneider in the long running Broadway Revival of "Cabaret" at Studio 54 in New York City.
19Release of her memoirs, "Polly's Principles". [1974]
20Was a Girl Scout.
21Ex-stepmother of Kathy Fields.
22Mother-in-law of David L. Lander.
23Aunt of Wendy Riche.
24Grandmother of actress Natalie Lander.
25Had to leave the 2007 musical "Camille Claudel" (due) following minor surgery. She was replaced by Joan Copeland.
26For 30 years, from 1969 to 1999, the husky-voiced Bergen did a lot of showing up for work without singing a note. Excessive smoking and respiratory problems were the primary causes.
27Converted from Southern Baptist (her grandfather was a minister) to Judaism after marrying Hollywood talent agent Freddie Fields, by whom she had one biological child and two adopted children.
28Copping an Emmy Award for playing torch singer Helen Morgan on TV in 1957, she subsequently recorded an album of Morgan's popular songs.
29Children with Freddie Fields: Pamela Fields and Peter Fields.
30Ex-sister-in-law of Shep Fields.
31Over the last 40 years, she has undertaken successful business ventures as Polly Bergen Cosmetics, Polly Bergen Jewelry, and Polly Bergen Shoes. She has also been active as part-owner of and pitch person for Oil-of-the-Turtle cosmetics.
32Played the first woman president in the movie Kisses for My President (1964) and played the mother of the first woman president on the TV show Commander in Chief (2005)
33She began her career at age 14 as a radio performer.
34Was nominated for Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "Follies."

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Struck by Lightning2012Grandma
Desperate Housewives2007-2011TV SeriesStella Wingfield
Candles on Bay Street2006TV MovieRosemary
Commander in Chief2005-2006TV SeriesKate Allen
A Very Serious Person2006Mrs. A
Paradise, Texas2005Beverly Cameron
Early Bird2005TV Movie
The Sopranos2004TV SeriesFran Felstein
Twice in a Lifetime1999TV SeriesJudge Deborah
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesStella
For Hope1996TV MovieMolly Altman
In the Blink of an Eye1996TV MovieMurial
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Miss Maybry
The Surrogate1995TV MovieSandy Gilman
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde1995Mrs. Unterveldt
Leave of Absence1994TV MovieJanet
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesRachel Doucet
Arly Hanks1993TV MovieRuby Bee
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal1993TV MovieBarbara Fox
Baby Talk1991-1992TV SeriesDoris Campbell
Lady Against the Odds1992TV MovieCleo Storrs
Lightning Field1991TV MovieCarol
Steel Magnolias1990TV MovieClairee Belcher
Cry-Baby1990Mrs. Vernon-Williams
Jake and the Fatman1990TV SeriesEmma Julian
My Brother's Wife1989TV MovieMyra Gilbert
The Haunting of Sarah Hardy1989TV MovieEmily Stepford
War and Remembrance1988-1989TV Mini-SeriesRhoda Henry
Mother, Mother1989ShortBarbara Cutler
She Was Marked for Murder1988TV MovieLaura Lee Webster
Addicted to His Love1988TV MovieVivien Langford
My Two Dads1988TV SeriesEvelyn Taylor
Making Mr. Right1987Estelle Stone
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesDr. Jocelyn Laird
Hotel1985TV SeriesElizabeth Hastings
Velvet1984TV MovieMrs. Vance
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesEsther Brandell
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-SeriesRhoda Henry
The Love Boat1977-1982TV SeriesDana Pierce / Maisie Nolan
Born Beautiful1982TV MovieMarion Carmody
The Million Dollar Face1981TV MovieJo Burns
Li'l Abner in the Dogpatch Today1978TV Movie
How to Pick Up Girls!1978TV MovieDana Greenberg
Telethon1977TV MovieDorothy Goodwin
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesVera Keppler
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesDina Carroll-Winer
Murder on Flight 5021975TV MovieMona Briarly
Death Cruise1974TV MovieSylvia Carter
Thriller1973TV SeriesSuzy Hunter
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesSuzy Hunter
The Red Skelton Hour1966-1967TV SeriesMyrtle - Bolivar's Fiance / Teacher
A Guide for the Married Man1967Technical Adviser (Clara Brown)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesJennifer Randolph
Kisses for My President1964Leslie McCloud
Move Over, Darling1963Bianca Steele Arden
The Caretakers1963Lorna Melford
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesJanice Graham / Cathy Brandon
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesPaula Miles
Belle Sommers1962TV MovieBelle Sommers
Cape Fear1962Peggy Bowden
Wagon Train1961TV SeriesKitty Allbright
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961TV SeriesCrystal Coe
The United States Steel Hour1960TV SeriesLillith Smalwood
Lux Playhouse1958TV SeriesLamy
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesHelen Morgan
Star Stage1956TV Series
General Electric Theater1956TV SeriesSusan Barry
The Elgin Hour1954-1955TV SeriesBetty West / Dawn Desmond
Appointment with Adventure1955TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1954TV Series
Escape from Fort Bravo1953Alice Owens
Arena1953Ruth Danvers
Fast Company1953Carol Maldon
Cry of the Hunted1953Janet Tunner
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV SeriesDellie
The Stooge1951Mary Turner
Warpath1951Molly Quade
That's My Boy1951Betty 'Babs' Hunter
At War with the Army1950Helen Palmer
The Men1950Nightclub Singer (singing voice, uncredited)
The Alan Young Show1950TV Series
Across the Rio Grande1949Cantina Singer (as Polly Burgin)
Champion1949Radio and Jukebox Singer (voice, uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Candles on Bay Street2006TV Movie performer: "You've Got A Friend"
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV Special performer: "I'm Still Here"
Move Over, Darling1963performer: "Bridal Chorus Here Comes The Bride" 1850 - uncredited
Yves Montand on Broadway1961TV Movie performer: "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" uncredited, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" uncredited, "Take Me Along" uncredited, "They Can't Take Away from Me" uncredited, "I Love Paris" uncredited, "C'est Magnifique" uncredited, "Autumn Leaves" Les Feuilles Mortes, "C'est si bon" uncredited, "I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again" uncredited, "Skip to My Lou" uncredited, "Gwine to Rune All Night" uncredited
The George Burns Show1960TV Special performer: "Just One of Those Things", "Buttons and Bows" - uncredited
The Polly Bergen Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Half a Hero1953performer: "Love"
That's My Boy1951performer: "Ballin' the Jack"
At War with the Army1950performer: "You and Your Beautiful Eyes"
Across the Rio Grande1949performer: "Across the Rio Grande"
Champion1949performer: "Never Be It Said"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hangup1974cosmetics
A Touch of Class1973cosmetics

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leave of Absence1994TV Movie story

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leave of Absence1994TV Movie co-executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 13th Annual Tony Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
New American Bandstand 19651958TV SeriesHerself
The All-Star Christmas Show1958TV MovieHerself
The Dick Clark Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Milton Berle Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Polly Bergen Show1957-1958TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The Big Record1957TV SeriesHerself
The Jackie Gleason Show1957TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
Washington Square1957TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Jonathan Winters Show1956TV SeriesHerself
Atlantic City Holiday1956TV MovieHerself
Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show1956TV MovieHerself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends1956TV SeriesHerself
The Jimmy Durante Show1955TV SeriesHerself
Frankie Laine Time1955TV SeriesHerself
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1954-1955TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself . Hostess
Your Hit Parade1954TV SeriesHerself
The Blue Angel1954TV SeriesHerself
The George Jessel Show1954TV SeriesHerself
Half a Hero1953Herself - Guest Appearance
Songs for Sale1951-1952TV SeriesHerself
Cavalcade of Stars1952TV SeriesHerself - Guest Actress
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesHerself - Actress
To Tell the Truth1956-2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
A Conversation with Polly Bergen2007Video documentary shortHerself
Doris & Marty2007Video documentary shortHerself
Doris Day's Best Friends2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'War & Remembrance'2004Video shortHerself
War & Remembrance: Behind the Scenes2004Video shortHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee & Performer
Hollywood Greats1999TV Series documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star1991DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1983TV SeriesHerself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Vocalist / Actress
To Tell the Truth1980TV SeriesHerself - Panelist (1980-1981)
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Braun Show1967-1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Singer
Celebrity Sweepstakes1974TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dinah's Place1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1967-1971TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Polly Bergen Musical Special1971TV MovieHerself
The Game Game1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Host
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1966-1968TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself / Sketch Actor
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Danny Thomas Hour1968TV SeriesHerself
Not for Women Only1968TV SeriesHerself - Hostess (1976-1977)
The Dean Martin Show1966-1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Hostess
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1967TV SeriesHerself / Singer
The Andy Williams Show1965-1966TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1959-1966TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Singer / Hostess
What's My Line?1958-1966TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest / Herself - Mystery Guest #3 / Herself - Panelist
Password All-Stars1962-1963TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant / Panelist - Celebrity Contestant
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHerself
Yves Montand on Broadway1961TV MovieHerself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958-1961TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1960TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHerself
The Garry Moore Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Walter Winchell Show1960TV SeriesHerself
I've Got a Secret1960TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The George Burns Show1960TV SpecialPolly Bergen
Startime1959-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Benny Program1960TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieStella Wingfield
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHerself
Valentine's Day1964TV SeriesBianca Steele Arden
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsActress - Best Single Performance - Lead or SupportPlayhouse 90 (1956)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDesperate Housewives (2004)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressThe Sopranos (1999)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialWar and Remembrance (1988)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Winds of War (1983)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaThe Caretakers (1963)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Dramatic PerformanceThe Caretakers (1963)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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