Bergen, Polly

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Bergen, Polly Gender: F
Nellie Paulina Burgin
born on 14 July 1930 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Knoxville, Tennessee, 35n58, 83w55
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°16 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°35'

Polly Bergen
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American singer, actress, TV performer and businesswoman, always an overachiever. She went to 45 schools in 28 states before she was 18. At 15 she was already singing in Las Vegas, claiming to be 22 and passing her mom off as her sister. In 1948, she signed a movie contract at $600 a week. Four years later, she signed with MGM as a starlet in B flicks.

A Broadway debut followed on 12/10/1953. In 1954, she hosted a TV variety series, "Blue Angel." The next year, she played in Vegas. She sang hillbilly, light opera and pop. On 12/18/1956, Bergen began as a wacky panelist on "To Tell the Truth," a TV series that won her an Emmy in 1957. Her first major film role came in 1962 in "Cape Fear." She scored an Emmy as best actress for her TV role in "The Helen Morgan Story," 1957. Her second Emmy was 26 years later, for "Winds of War."

Bergen was married just after high school to actor Jerome Courtland; the marriage lasted from 1949-1955. She married her agent, Freddie Fields, on 2/13/1956; they had three kids and divorced after 17 years together. In 1957 and 1959, they adopted kids.

In 1962, she began psychoanalysis. She says that her mind is always racing. She is chronically early and an unashamed perfectionist. As a kid, she was expected to bring home straight A's so she grew up trying to do everything perfectly.

As a businesswoman, she founded Polly Bergen Co., a successful home-based cosmetic business that she later sold to Faberge. She was the author of "Polly's Principles," 1974 and "The Polly Bergen Book of Beauty, Fashion and Charm," 1977.

She made a third marriage, to Jeffrey Endervelt, in 1982. With $2 million of her money and $1 million of his, they founded Polly Bergen's shoes, handbags, jewelry and production company.

Bergen died of natural causes on 20 September 2014, at her home in Southbury, Connecticut. She had been diagnosed with emphysema and other ailments in the late 1990s that she attributed to 50 years of smoking.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1948 (Signed movie contract)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1949 (Jerome Courtland)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 10 December 1953 (Broadway debut)
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  • Work : New Job 1954 (TV series, Blue Angel)
  • Relationship : Marriage 13 February 1956 (Freddie Fields)
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  • Work : New Job 18 December 1956 (TV series, To Tell the Truth)
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  • Work : Prize 1957 (Emmy)
  • Family : Adopted a child 1957
  • Family : Adopted a child 1959
  • Other Death 20 September 2014 (Natural causes, age 84)
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Source Notes

Lockhart quotes B.C. (Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes)


  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious (Overachiever)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Personality : Perfectionist
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Freddie Fields, 17 years; divorced)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two adopted children)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Skills - Multi-faceted (Business, acting, singing, writing)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (28 states before age 18)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Company has shoes, handbags, jewelry)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (Polly Bergen Co. Cosmetics, fashion, shoes, jewelry)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, Broadway)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Club acts, Vegas)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Blue Angel)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (To Tell the Truth)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Beauty books)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Two)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women