Polly Bergen

  • Birth Name: Nellie Paulina Burgin
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Died: September 20, 2014
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Played her first professional gig at age 14 with her father.
  • Starred in her first movie, At War With the Army, when she was 20.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1953 in John Murray Anderson's Almanac.
  • Published her first advice book, titled The Polly Bergen Book of Beauty, Fashion and Charm in 1963.
  • Began her own cosmetics line in the 1960s, which led to a jewelry line and shoe line as well.


  • 1958, Emmy — Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support: Winner
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 2001, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Freddie Fields — Ex-husband
  • Jeff Endervelt — Ex-husband
  • Jerome Courtland — Ex-husband
  • P.K. Fields — Daughter
  • Peter Fields — Son
  • Kathy Fields Lander — Stepdaughter

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