Frances Bergen
Actress, model
Frances Bergen
Frances Bergen was an American actress and fashion model. She was the wife of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and the mother of actress Candice and film & television editor Kris Bergen.
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Brookline Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Businesses at Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Brookline Patch - over 4 years
The Brookline Chamber of Commerce recently gathered members, local businesses and non-profit leaders to celebrate the Chamber’s Annual Award winners for Business of the Year, New Business of the Year and Community Service Award at the VineRipe Grill of Brookline. The Bank of Canton was honored as Business of the Year; Assistant Vice-President and Brookline Branch Manager Elaine Joseph accepted the award for the Bank. During her acceptance speech she informed her listeners by recounting the long history of the Bank of Canton, which was America’s 23rd financial organization, founded in 1835 and has links to both Paul Revere and his son. According to Brookline Chamber of Commerce President Lea Cohen, “The Brookline Bank has taken a leadership role throughout the Town, contributing broadly to Brookline’s nonprofits, and actively supporting its businesses.” The New Business of the Year award was given to Brookline’s Osaka Japanese Sushi and Steak House, which expanded recently to C ...
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Frances Bergen, 84, Actress and Model
NYTimes - over 10 years
Frances Bergen, a model and actress who married the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and was the mother of the actress Candice Bergen, died here on Monday. She was 84. Her death followed a prolonged illness, said Heidi Schaeffer, a publicist for Candice Bergen, said Tuesday. She declined to specify the illness. Born Frances Westerman in Birmingham, Ala.,
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Marie Windsor, Femme Fatale And Queen of the B's, Dies at 80
NYTimes - about 16 years
Marie Windsor, who played sassy femmes fatales, cynical bawdyhouse matrons and two-timing crooks in 74 movies with enough verve to win the informal accolade ''Queen of the B's,'' died on Sunday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 80. Acting opposite male stars like Marlon Brando, George Raft, James Garner and John Wayne, she portrayed a
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Review/Film; A Man, a Woman And a Sperm Bank Yield a 90's Romance
NYTimes - almost 24 years
"So you bought sperm!" the horrified Zora Matthews (Nia Long) says accusingly to her mother. Sarah Matthews (Whoopi Goldberg) has just explained that she conceived Zora by means of artificial insemination, paving the way for "Made in America" to launch a succession of sperm bank jokes. Ordinarily, a comedy aiming for gags of that order could
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Review/Film; Of Gorging and Gossiping Where God Is Food
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Of the 38 women who gather for a birthday party in Henry Jaglom's "Eating," almost none of them will touch the cake. And the few willing to do so hide out in solitary places, like the bathroom, so as to commune with dessert in perfect privacy. Food assumes near-religious importance in Mr. Jaglom's portrait of needy, anxious women who spend an
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Movie Explores 'Slaves' of Food
NYTimes - almost 26 years
WHEN Henry Jaglom was young, he used to hang around his mother and her friends, listening to them talk and talk and talk. He grew up relishing the words of women, preferring their open emotionality to the ways of men, who were more likely to slap one another on the back than to share confidences. As an adult, Mr. Jaglom, now 48 years old and a film
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ADVENTURES OF THE VERY GOOD-LOOKING
NYTimes - almost 33 years
KNOCK WOOD By Candice Bergen. Illustrated. 354 pp. New York: Linden Press/Simon & Schuster. $15.95. HAUNTED IDOL The Story of the Real Cary Grant. By Geoffrey Wansell. Illustrated. 336 pp. New York: William Morrow & Co. $15.95. By Gina Mallet THE first note of ''Knock Wood,'' Candice Bergen's engaging, intelligent and wittily self- deprecating
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CUKOR'S 'RICH AND FAMOUS'
NYTimes - over 35 years
SOMEWHERE inside ''Rich and Famous,'' George Cukor's splashy, elongated new comedy, there is the material for a possibly brilliant two-character one-act play. This film, which opens today at the Cinerama II and other theaters, covers too much ground too superifically, being about the friendship of two women, from their days as Smith College
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frances Bergen
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 83
    Bergen died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes on October 2, 2006, aged 84.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried beside her husband Edgar Bergen in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California. She was survived by her daughter Candice, her son Kris, and her granddaughter Chloé Malle (b. 1985).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 22
    The two were married in Mexico, after years of a long distance courtship, on June 28, 1945, and remained happily married until Edgar's death in 1978 at age 75.
    More Details Hide Details She dated actor Craig Stevens after the death of his wife of many years, Alexis Smith.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 18
    In 1941, Westerman met Edgar Bergen after a radio program when he was 38 and she was only 19.
    More Details Hide Details Westerman, who graduated from Los Angeles High School the year before, was in the audience of Edgar Bergen's radio program as the guest of a member of his staff. Sitting in the front row, the young fashion model's long legs caught the attention of Bergen, who asked to meet her.
  • 1936
    Age 13
    In 1936, she suffered a skull fracture in an auto accident, at age 14.
    More Details Hide Details While recuperating, she was given a Charlie McCarthy doll to cheer her up. While in New York City, she became a successful John Robert Powers model. She was "the Chesterfield Girl" and "the Ipana Girl" in magazines and on billboards. She was thereafter professionally known as Frances Westcott. As an actress, Bergen had supporting or minor roles in a number of films. She made her debut in Titanic (1953), after which she appeared in Robert Z. Leonard's Her Twelve Men (1954), and Douglas Sirk's Interlude (1957). During the 1958-1959 television season, Frances became the recurring love interest on the cult western show Yancy Derringer as Madame Francine, the strong willed but beautiful owner of a members-only gambling house in New Orleans set in 1868. Frances also made numerous other appearances on television, with guest starring roles on The Millionaire, The Dick Powell Show, Barnaby Jones, MacGyver, and Murder, She Wrote.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born in 1922.
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