Polly Bergen

Actress + Singer + Entrepreneur
Born Jul 14, 1930

Polly Bergen is an American actress, singer, television host, and entrepreneur.

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1930 Birth Born on July 14, 1930.


1957 26 Years Old In 1957 she married Hollywood agent-producer Freddie Fields with whom she had two adopted children, Pamela Kerry Fields and Peter William Fields, and stepdaughter Kathy Fields. Bergen converted from Southern Baptist to Judaism upon marrying Fields. The couple divorced in 1975. … Read More
1958 27 Years Old She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story. … Read More


1962 31 Years Old Her film work included 1962's Cape Fear and 1963's The Caretakers, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. … Read More
1964 33 Years Old …  Bergen herself had once played the first female President of the United States, as President Leslie McCloud in the 1964 film, Kisses for My President. … Read More


2001 71 Years Old She starred in a 2001 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Belasco Theater and received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
2003 73 Years Old In 2003, she starred at the same theatre in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks opposite Mark Hamill in a role she took over from Rue McClanahan.
2007 77 Years Old Bergen played Fran Felstein on HBO's The Sopranos, the former mistress of Tony Soprano's father, and former mistress of John F. Kennedy. From 2007 to 2011 Bergen had a guest role in Desperate Housewives as Lynette Scavo's mother, Stella Wingfield, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
2014 84 Years Old Bergen died of natural causes on September 20, 2014, at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, surrounded by family and close friends. … Read More
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