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EDGAR BERGEN - CURRENCY SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES BERGEN - HFSID 67972

The husband and wife who earned credits in film and television productions signed souvenir currency depicting his puppet creation Charlie McCarthy in the center wearing a George Washington-type wig

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EDGAR BERGEN and FRANCES BERGENThe husband and wife who earned credits in film and television productions signed souvenir currency depicting his puppet creation Charlie McCarthy in the center wearing a George Washington-type wig Souvenir Currency signed: "Edgar Bergen" and "and Frances", 7½x3. Printed on both sides. Picturing his puppet creation Charlie McCarthy in the center wearing a George Washington-type wig, facsimile signatures of John Dough as Secretary of the Pleasury and Phil Thee Lucre and slogans such as "One Simple Simoleon", "Illegal and Very Tender", "One Genuine Bogus Bill" and "Happy Cabbage Redeemable in Cole Slaw". The Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show was one of radio's highest-rated programs. Edgar and Frances Bergen's daughter is Emmy Award-winning actress Candice Bergen. Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (1903-1978) and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy, were first heard over Rudy Vallee's radio program on December 17, 1936 and were an immediate hit. Bergen was promptly signed to a contract and he starred on NBC and later on CBS from 1937-1956. Charlie McCarthy was a sarcastic boy who managed to get into trouble, which always worried Edgar Bergen. One-liners included: "Ambition is just an excuse for those without the good sense to be lazy" and "Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?" Bergen was the father of Emmy Award-winning actress Candice Bergen. He racked up dozens of credits in television and film, eventually earning three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and motion picture entertainment respectively. Frances Bergen (1922-2006), the wife of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and mother of actress Candice Bergen, played Madame Francene, in Yancy Derringer (1958-1959). Bergen played supporting roles in several films, beginning with Titanic (the 1953 version) and guest starred occasionally on TV, including two episodes of her daughter's Murphy Brown (1988-1998). Her prominent film credits include American Gigolo (1980), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), and Eating (1993). She released a light and jazzy music album titled The Beguiling Miss in 1956. Vertical tear at upper mid-vertical fold repaired with tape on verso (shows through). Pinhead-size stain above Edgar's signature at blank area. Otherwise, fine condition.

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