Polly Bergen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polly Bergen (born Nellie Paulina Burgin; July 14, 1930 – September 20, 2014) was an American actress, singer, television host, writer and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story. For her stage work, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carlotta Campion in Follies in 2001. Her film work included Cape Fear (1962) and The Caretakers (1963), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She hosted her own weekly variety show for one season (The Polly Bergen Show), was a regular panelist on the TV game show To Tell The Truth and later in life had recurring roles in The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. She wrote three books on beauty, fashion and charm. She is also the inspiration behind Mother Goose in The Land of Stories. Description above from the Wikipedia article Polly Bergen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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At War with the Army (1950)

Two former nightclub partners are now enlisted in the Army. Sergeant Puccinelli ranks above his former partner, Private First Class Korwin. Puccinelli is desperately trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas. Meanwhile, all Korwin wants is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mike Kellin  •  Dick Stabile

Two former nightclub partners are now enlisted in the Army. Sergeant Puccinelli ranks above his former partner, Private First Class Korwin. Puccinelli is desperately trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas. Meanwhile, all Korwin wants is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mike Kellin  •  Dick Stabile

Cape Fear (1962)

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

Cry-Baby (1990)

FunGoofyMusicalSleep-through

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Amy Locane  •  Polly Bergen  •  Susan Tyrrell

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Amy Locane  •  Polly Bergen  •  Susan Tyrrell

That's My Boy (1951)

Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Eddie Mayehoff

Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Eddie Mayehoff

For Hope (1996)

The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harold Gould  •  Tracy Nelson

The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harold Gould  •  Tracy Nelson

Making Mr. Right (1987)

RomanticEmotionalEnjoyableFantastical

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

Murder on Flight 502 (1975)

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Ralph Bellamy  •  Polly Bergen  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Sonny Bono

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Ralph Bellamy  •  Polly Bergen  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Sonny Bono

The Caretakers (1963)

This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hall Bartlett
CAST:  Robert Stack  •  Polly Bergen  •  Joan Crawford  •  Janis Paige

This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hall Bartlett
CAST:  Robert Stack  •  Polly Bergen  •  Joan Crawford  •  Janis Paige

Cry of the Hunted (1953)

A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Polly Bergen  •  William Conrad

A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Polly Bergen  •  William Conrad

The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (1989)

Sela Ward stars as beautiful, vulnerable heiress Sarah Hardy, recently wed and returning to her isolated childhood home, The Pines, to claim her vast inheritance. But something – or someone – evil waits there for her. It could be real. Or imagined. Whatever it is , ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Sela Ward  •  Michael Woods  •  Roscoe Born  •  Polly Bergen

Sela Ward stars as beautiful, vulnerable heiress Sarah Hardy, recently wed and returning to her isolated childhood home, The Pines, to claim her vast inheritance. But something – or someone – evil waits there for her. It could be real. Or imagined. Whatever it is , ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry London
CAST:  Sela Ward  •  Michael Woods  •  Roscoe Born  •  Polly Bergen

She Was Marked for Murder (1988)

While jogging in New York Central Park, the rich widow Elena meets Eric. Although he's 10 years younger, she falls in love with him and they marry shortly after. Soon she discovers that he has a long-going affair with her secretary Claire. Elena suspects they're ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Thomson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Hunt Block  •  Debrah Farentino

While jogging in New York Central Park, the rich widow Elena meets Eric. Although he's 10 years younger, she falls in love with him and they marry shortly after. Soon she discovers that he has a long-going affair with her secretary Claire. Elena suspects they're ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Thomson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Hunt Block  •  Debrah Farentino

Struck by Lightning (2012)

Thought provokingUpliftingFunnyCharming

After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Dermot Mulroney  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Chris Colfer  •  Allison Janney

After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Dermot Mulroney  •  Sarah Hyland  •  Chris Colfer  •  Allison Janney

Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)

The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the formula missing. Her husband is arrested ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William R. Moses  •  Carmen Argenziano

The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the formula missing. Her husband is arrested ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William R. Moses  •  Carmen Argenziano

Warpath (1951)

John Vickers has spent eight years hunting for the three men who murdered the woman he loved. He finds one, Woodson, and kills him in a gunfight, but not before learning that the other two men have joined the U.S. Cavalry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Edmond O'Brien  •  Harry Carey, Jr.  •  Dean Jagger  •  Forrest Tucker

John Vickers has spent eight years hunting for the three men who murdered the woman he loved. He finds one, Woodson, and kills him in a gunfight, but not before learning that the other two men have joined the U.S. Cavalry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Edmond O'Brien  •  Harry Carey, Jr.  •  Dean Jagger  •  Forrest Tucker

Kisses For My President (1964)

When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad McCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Polly Bergen  •  Eli Wallach  •  Arlene Dahl

When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad McCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Polly Bergen  •  Eli Wallach  •  Arlene Dahl

Arena (1953)

Left by his wife, a vain rodeo star picks up a floozy and rides a bad Brahman bull.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Jean Hagen  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harry Morgan

Left by his wife, a vain rodeo star picks up a floozy and rides a bad Brahman bull.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Gig Young  •  Jean Hagen  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harry Morgan

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

A Southern belle (Eleanor Parker) frees a Rebel officer (John Forsythe) and his men from a Union captain's (William Holden) Arizona fort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  William Holden  •  Eleanor Parker  •  John Forsythe  •  William Demarest

A Southern belle (Eleanor Parker) frees a Rebel officer (John Forsythe) and his men from a Union captain's (William Holden) Arizona fort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  William Holden  •  Eleanor Parker  •  John Forsythe  •  William Demarest

Fast Company (1953)

The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father's stable, she inherited. Rick Grayton is a horse racing trainer who lucked into training a champ, the horse 'Gay Fleet'. Only nobody knows 'Gay Fleet' is any good yet. Rick has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Howard Keel  •  Polly Bergen  •  Marjorie Main  •  Nina Foch

The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father's stable, she inherited. Rick Grayton is a horse racing trainer who lucked into training a champ, the horse 'Gay Fleet'. Only nobody knows 'Gay Fleet' is any good yet. Rick has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Howard Keel  •  Polly Bergen  •  Marjorie Main  •  Nina Foch

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996)

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Reid
CAST:  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Paula Kelly  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Reid
CAST:  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Paula Kelly  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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