Frances Bergen was born on September 14, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was a model and actress. She is the mother of actress Candice Bergen.
Biography and Career :
Her parents were William and Lillie Mae Westerman and her father died of tuberculosis when she was only ten years old. At the age of 14 she had a car accident, which caused her a skull fracture. She attended Los Angeles High School and when she became a model she had a great success. She was the "Chesterfield Girl" and "the Ipana Girl" in magazines. Frances Bergen also started an acting career, but her first great role was in "Titanic" in 1953.
She met her future husband, the successful ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, when she was only 19. They got married on June 28, 1945 even though he was 20 years older th
an her. She had a long and happy marriage until 1978 when Edgar died.
Frances passed away on October 2, 2006 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
- "The [public] reaction to my husband was astounding. We'd be out to dinner or dancing and people would come up and tap him on the shoulder and ask, 'Where's Charlie? Where's Charlie?' I must admit at one point I thought, 'If I hear the name Charlie one more time, I'll . . .' I was proud of my husband, he was so talented, but selfishly, once in awhile you do feel, 'What about me?'"
- "I was raised by a Southern lady in a mid-Victorian manner and that's the way it was in those days. I didn't talk back to my husband. I was taught that you do have to compromise and not assert yourself as much as you might want."
- She is the mother of actress Candice Bergen and actor Kris Bergen.
- As a Powers model she was known as Frances Westcott.
- She moved to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 10 after her father died.
- She had two children: Candice and Kris.
- Her best film role came at age 68 as the matriarch in writer-director Henry Jaglom's drama "Eating" (1990).
- She desired to become a chanteuse and had several engagements in major supper clubs, but gave it up because she felt family came first.
- She was described as "one of Hollywood's enduring, elegant beauties."
- "Murphy Brown" (2 episodes, 1990-1998)
- "Made in America" (1993)
- "Eating" (1990)
- "Murder, She Wrote" (1 episode, 1988)
- "Out of This World" (1 episode, 1987)
- "Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder" (1987) (mini) TV Series
- "The Morning After" (1986)
- "MacGyver" (1 episode, 1986)
- "Hollywood Wives" (1985) (mini) TV Series
- "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984)
- "The Star Chamber" (1983)
- "The Sting II" (1983)
- "Bare Essence" (1982) (TV)
- "Rich and Famous" (1981)
- "American Gigolo" (1980)
- "Barnaby Jones" (1 episode, 1977)
- "The Dick Powell Show" (1 episode, 1962)
- "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (1 episode, 1960)
- "The Millionaire" (1 episode, 1960)
- "Yancy Derringer" (4 episodes, 1959)
- "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre" (1 episode, 1958)
- "Interlude" (1957)
- "Four Star Playhouse" (1 episode, 1956)
- "Her Twelve Men" (1954)
- "Titanic" (1953).
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