Edgar Bergen Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Edgar Bergen is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Johan Henriksson Berggren, Nilla Svensdotter Berggren and unknown. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended Northwestern University and earned the Nicknames of unknown throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 5′ 11½” (1.82 m) in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Edgar Bergen has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Edgar Bergen has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $2 Million.

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  • Full Name: Edgar Bergen
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 16, 1903
  • Died: September 30, 1978, Paradise, Nevada, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 11½” (1.82 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
  • Education: Northwestern University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Frances Bergen (m. 1945–1978)
  • Children: Candice Bergen, Kris Bergen
  • Parents: Johan Henriksson Berggren, Nilla Svensdotter Berggren
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001944/
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Academy Honorary Award, Peabody Award
  • Movies: Fun and Fancy Free, You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, The Goldwyn Follies, I Remember Mama, Look Who’s Laughing, Stage Door Canteen, Captain China, Here We Go Again, Letter of Introduction, Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey and the Beanstalk, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Rogue’s Gallery, …
  • TV Shows: Who Do You Trust?


  • {At age 75, Bergen decided to retire. His final show in Las Vegas was packed, and he received six standing ovations. His closing lines that evening were:} Every vaudeville act must have an opening and a closing, so I’ll pack up my jokes and my little friends… and say goodbye.
  • Show me where Stalin is buried and I’ll show you a communist plot.


  • He and his daughter Candice Bergen were the only parent and child to each make guest appearances on The Muppet Show (1976).
  • Born Edgar John Berggren of Swedish parentage.
  • He was awarded three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6425 Hollywood Boulevard; Motion Pictures at 6766 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Radio at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Profiled in “Old Time Radio Memories” by Mel Simons (BearManor Media).
  • Reportedly left $10,000 in his will to his dummy Charlie McCarthy through The Actors Fund. The money was intended to preserve Charlie and keep him in good shape. Charlie’s original name was Charlie Mack, named after the man who originally sculpted him.
  • Was never a flawless ventriloquist, but worked the fact that his lips moved into routines; Charlie McCarthy in particular would rib him about it. Nonetheless, when Bergen appeared in person, everyone reacted to his characters as though they did the talking.
  • Died only weeks after his retirement, in the fall of 1978.
  • Biography in: “Who’s Who in Comedy” by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 45-46. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • The Muppet Movie (1979) was dedicated in his memory.
  • “The Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show” (1937-1956) was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Pictured on one of five 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous comedians, issued in booklet form 29 August 1991. He is shown with alter ego Charlie McCarthy. The stamp designs were drawn by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. The other comedians honored in the set are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Jack Benny; Fanny Brice; and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
  • Served as the first president of the Television Academy.
  • Father of Kris Bergen, a film and TV editor.
  • Ventriloquist, father of Candice Bergen.
  • Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
  • There were three versions of Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen’s most famous character. One of the wooden “dummies” is in the Smithsonian Institution; the second occupies a place of honor at the Museum Of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. The third is owned by magician David Copperfield who purchased it at an auction for $110,000.


Title Year Status Character
The Dick Powell Theatre 1961-1962 TV Series Eugene Swanson / Dr. Samuels / Dr. Coombs
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1960 TV Series Charlie
Five Fingers 1959 TV Series Joseph Heidegger
The Milton Berle Show 1959 TV Series Edgar Bergen
The Jack Benny Program 1959 TV Series Edgar Bergen
Shower of Stars 1954-1955 TV Series
Ponds Theater 1954 TV Series The Yankee
Kraft Theatre 1954 TV Series Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy
Mystery Lake 1953 Dr. Sorenson
Charlie’s Haunt 1950 Edgar Bergen
Captain China 1950 Mr. Haasvelt
I Remember Mama 1948 Mr. Thorkelson
Fun & Fancy Free 1947 Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy
Mortimer Snerd
Mickey and the Beanstalk 1947 Short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Hour Glass 1946 TV Series
Song of the Open Road 1944 Edgar Bergen
Stage Door Canteen 1943 Edgar Berger
Here We Go Again 1942 Edgar Bergen-Character
Charlie McCarthy
Mortimer Snerd
Look Who’s Laughing 1941 Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy, Detective 1939 Edgar Bergen
You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man 1939 The Great Edgar
Letter of Introduction 1938 Edgar Bergen
Hollywood Handicap 1938 Short Edgar Bergen
The Goldwyn Follies 1938 Edgar Bergen
A Neckin’ Party 1937 Short Edgar Bergen
Double Talk 1937 Short Dr. Bergen
Bring on the Girls 1937 Short Edgar Bergen
Nut Guilty 1936 Short Judge Bergen
All American Drawback 1935 Short Coach Bergen
Two Boobs in a Balloon 1935 Short Prof. Cicero Pu
At the Races 1934 Short Edgar
Pure Feud 1934 Short Edgar Albert Appletree
Africa Speaks — English 1933 Short Uncle
Free and Easy 1931 Short Professor
The Eyes Have It 1931 Short Dr. Wilbur Grant
Donkey Business 1931 Short
The Office Scandal 1930 Short Mr. Depew
The Operation 1930 Short Doctor Bruce Langdon
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1976 Professor Quicksand
Police Story 1975 TV Series Mr. Farber
My Sister Hank 1972 TV Movie Grandpa Bennett
The ABC Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story 1971 TV Movie Ebenezer Walton
The Waltons 1971 TV Series Grandpa Zebb Walton
The Phynx 1970 Edgar Bergen
The Red Skelton Hour 1969 TV Series Doctor
Rogue’s Gallery 1968 Roy Benz
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Charlie McCarthy
Don’t Make Waves 1967 Madame Lavinia
One Way Wahine 1965 Sweeney
Burke’s Law 1964-1965 TV Series Clyde Olsen / Horton Galbraith / George Smith
The Hanged Man 1964 TV Movie Hotel Clerk
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 TV Series Kenner
The Greatest Show on Earth 1964 TV Series McTavish
The Littlest Hobo 1964 TV Series Hjalmer
Title Year Status Character
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Here We Go Again 1942 performer: “Delicious Delirium” 1942, “Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground” 1863
Charlie McCarthy, Detective 1939 performer: “I’m Charlie McCarthy, Detective”
The Goldwyn Follies 1938 performer: “I Love to Rhyme” 1937 – uncredited
A Neckin’ Party 1937 Short performer: “Cattle Ropin’ Romeo” – uncredited
Double Talk 1937 Short performer: “By a Waterfall” – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 7 1942 Short additional material – uncredited
Look Who’s Laughing 1941 uncredited
Title Year Status Character
The Muppet Movie 1979 in memory of
Title Year Status Character
The Muppet Movie 1979 Himself / Charlie McCarthy
Mickey’s 50 1978 Documentary Himself
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
The Vent Event 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Muppet Show 1977 TV Series Himself – Special Guest Star
Dinah! 1975-1977 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1977 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself / Mortimer Snerd
The People’s Command Performance: ’77 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series Himself
Sha Na Na 1977 TV Series Himself
Donny and Marie 1976 TV Series Himself
The Good Old Days of Radio 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lion Roars Again 1975 Documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles 1975 TV Special Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1973 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Jack Paar Tonite 1973 TV Series Himself
The Great Radio Comedians 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
Mantrap 1971 TV Series Himself
Happy Days 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1968 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1966 TV Series Himself – Ventriloquist
The Match Game 1965 TV Series Himself – Team Captain
What’s My Line? 1952-1965 TV Series Himself – Mystery Guest / Mortimer Snerd
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1964 TV Series Himself – Co-Host
Bachelor Father 1962 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1955-1961 TV Series Ventriloquist / Himself – Ventriloquist / Himself
I’ve Got a Secret 1956-1961 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Guest / Charlie McCarthy
Here’s Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Jack Benny Program 1960 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1960 TV Series Himself
Sunday Showcase 1960 TV Series Himself – Host
The Strawberry Blonde 1959 TV Movie Himself – Host
Disneyland ’59 1959 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series Himself – Ventriloquist
Frances Langford Presents 1959 TV Series Himself
December Bride 1958 TV Series Himself
The Bob Crosby Show 1958 TV Series Himself
You Bet Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself – Ventriloquist
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series Himself – Ventriloquest / Himself – Ventriloquist
Social Security in Action 1958 TV Series Himself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Club Oasis 1957 TV Series Himself
Chelsea at Nine 1957 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots 1856: The Mocambo Party 1957 Short Himself
The Heart of Show Business 1957 Short Himself
The Kate Smith Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Who Do You Trust? 1956-1957 TV Series Himself – Host
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself – Host / Ventriloquist / Himself – Ventriloquist / …
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade 1954 Documentary short Himself
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein 1954 TV Movie Himself / Host
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself (as Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Himself
In Town Today 1951 TV Movie Himself
The James Melton Show 1951 TV Series Himself
One Hour in Wonderland 1950 TV Special Himself
Charlie McCarthy
Mortimer Snerd
Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd in Sweden 1950 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood’s Famous Feet 1950 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy 1950 TV Movie Himself
Is Everybody Listening? 1947 Documentary short Edgar Bergen – Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Radio Program
Show-Business at War 1943 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 7 1942 Short Himself, Edgar Bergen
Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood 1940 Documentary short Himself – Rodeo Spectator
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 1939 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 2 1938 Documentary short Himself
Unusual Occupations 1938/I Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 9 1938 Short documentary Himself – Oscar Presenter
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
American Experience 2013 TV Series documentary Himself / Charlie McCarthy
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices 2008 Video documentary Charlie McCarthy
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Weird U.S. 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself – Candice’s Father (segment “Candice Bergen-Murphy Brown”)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Biography 1994-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series Himself / Charlie McCarthy
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself / Charlie McCarthy
W.C. Fields: Straight Up 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself – 1956
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor – Unidentified Film (uncredited)
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
Studio One in Hollywood 1957 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Laugh Parade 1953 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday 1950 Short Himself
Hour Glass 1946 TV Series Himself – Comedian
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking Back 1946 Short Himself
The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 1940 Documentary short Himself


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