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Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen took his comedy act from vaudeville to radio with his dummy Charlie McCarthy. He was also the father of actress Candice Bergen.
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Born February 16, 1903, Edgar Bergen used his talent for ventriloquism to earn tuition at Northwestern University. He created the character of Charlie McCarthy early on, and the act became so popular on the vaudeville circuit that Bergen took it to radio. The Edgar Bergen--Charlie McCarthy Show was a hit for 20 years. Bergen's daughter Candice also became a successful actress.
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