Polly Bergen


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  • Birth Name: Nellie Paulina Burgin
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/14/1930, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 09/20/2014
  • Profession: Actor
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VIDEO: In Camelot

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In Camelot
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Length: 55:00
Aired: 4/18/2004

His father's longtime goomar sheds light on some of Tony's lingering emotional and financial mysteries. Meanwhile, Junior sees the upside of attending the funerals of fringe relations, while Christopher sees the downside of enabling an A.A. friend's new addiction. watch

Emmy Winner and Singer Polly Bergen Dies at 84

Polly Bergen, who starred in the original Cape Fear, died Saturday at the age of 84, The Associated Press reports. 

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Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Lynette Scavo's Wild Ride

Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonists' biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides.

Name: Lynette Scavo
Known For:
Being a fiercely independent, meddling, stressed-out working mom
Tom Scavo (separated)
Children: Preston, Porter, Parker, Penny, Paige and Patrick (deceased)
Professions: Former advertising executive, former pizzeria manager, interior designer

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At War With The Army
Making Mr. Right
Move Over, Darling
Struck By Lightning: Cheer Float

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Making Mr. Right
Cry-Baby [HD]
Cry-Baby [HD]

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Inside the Oval Office: Building the Coalition
Unfinished Business
Happy Birthday, Madam President
The Elephant In The Room

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2005 Commander in Chief TV Show Series, Actor - Kate Allen
2004 Desperate Housewives TV Show Series, Actor - Stella Wingfield
1995 Dr. Jekyll & Ms. Hyde Movie, Actor - Mrs. Unterveldt
1994 My Brother's Wife Movie, Actor - Myra Gilbert
1991 Baby Talk TV Show Series, Actor - Doris Campbell

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Cheers & Jeers: Desperate Measures?

Jeers to Desperate Housewives for wasting a pair of beloved TV veterans.

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Larry Hagman Visits Wisteria Lane

In seven seasons on Desperate Housewives, Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) has successfully taken on cancer, sexual harassment, her husband's amorous exes, a serial killer, a neighborhood child molester and a gold digger out to bag one of her boys. But could anything have prepared her for the arrival of J.R. Ewing on ...
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Dallas' Larry Hagman to Guest-Star on Desperate Housewives

Larry Hagman is going from Southfork Ranch to Wisteria Lane.

The Dallas star and erstwhile J.R. Ewing will appear on Desperate Housewives later this season, he tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hagman will play the love interest of Lynette's mother, Stella Wingfield (Polly Bergen), and will start shooting ...
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Keck's Exclusives: True Blood's Gran is Mom to Desperate Housewives' Tom

Let's hope she fares better in Fairview than she did in Bon Temps.

After being brutally butchered in True Blood's first season as Sookie and Jason Stackhouse's Granny Adele, veteran actress Lois Smith is headed to Wisteria Lane. Lois, 79, will debut in... read more

Desperate Housewives: Polly Bergen Is Back as Lynette's Mom

Stella Wingfield, Lynette's deadbeat mom, lives to harass another day, it seems. Polly Bergen will reprise her guest-starring gig on Desperate Housewives for "at least two more episodes," sources close to the show tell TVGuide.com. What brings her back? Read on to find out...

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