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EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE MCCARTHY

 Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

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Bergen & McCarthy
Comedy variety show (1936 - 1955)

It's hard to believe that a boy born in Chicago to Swedish immigrant parents who grew up on a dairy farm Edgar Bergen would, after fifteen years of vaudeville and nightclubs, become an overnight sensation on the radio as a ventriloquist. More amazing still, Charlie McCarthy was supposed to be a boy, yet he wore a tuxedo complete with top hat and monocle, and seemed to be from England. At least, that's the way it seemed. The whole thing was really wacky, but it worked. Chase & SandbournWhy? Because any one who knows Bergen and McCarthy knew they were really funny, sometimes a little bit ribald, but always two lines away from another joke. Oh, Charlie was insulting, too. While Charlie McCarthy was making his irrepressible wisecracks, Edgar Bergen seemed as surprised and amused as anyone else.Cast of Chase and Sanbourn Hour including Judy Canova, McCarthy, Bergen and Annie (Canova's Sister)
Cast of radio's Chase and Sanborn Hour,
from left to right: comedienne Judy Canova,
dummy Charlie McCarthy,
ventriloquist Edgar Bergen ,
Annie (Canova's sister).

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After a season's intro on the The Rudy Vallee Hour, Bergen and McCarthy were allowed to share the spotlight with Don Ameche and Dorothy Lamour on the Chase and Sandborn Radio Hour in 1937. Right off, W.C. Fields got into the act, trading insults with Charlie so fast and furious that the audience was in stitches, and the idea of a "feud" made national headlines. The show grew to be a major hit on radio, staying in the top five for a decade. Many famous stars made guest appearances on the show - Fred Allen, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Tallullah, Gary Cooper, Fats Waller, Gordon MacRae, Betty Hutton, Carole Lombard, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Marilyn Monroe, Rosemary Clooney, Susan Hayward, Basil Rathbone, Orson Welles, and more! In December of 1937, another superstar of the time, Mae West, did a sketch that was so "racy" that it sent the nation into an eruption of protest. Sadly, Miss West was effectively blackballed for over a decade due to that "Adam and Eve" sketch, written by Arch Oboler, the same veteran of radio whose introduction to Lights was so skillfully sinister.

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Charlie McCarthy and Edgar BergenRay Noble was the show's bandleader, and made the show seem even more classy and English, since Ray was very truly a Brit. Many guest stars appeared to sing and sling the patter along with Edgar and Charlie. But the variety aspect on the show was secondary to the Bergen & McCarthy themselves, and the other delightful Edgar Bergen characters - Mortimer Snerd, the rather dopey hayseed, and the almost forgotten Effie Klinker, an even odder character that was simply Bergan's hand with a kerchief on it.The last of the Chase and Sandborn sponsored shows was in 1948, eleven long years after they had signed on with Edgar Bergen. Oddly, Bergen only appeared in a few films. But he did do numerous TV appearances in the 1950s. For years, he had remained a major radio star with an act that seemed doomed to fail on radio…ventriloquism. Ultimately, Edgar Bergen was a master of witty repartee, and radio audiences were ready to enjoy his exuberant characters deliver it on the radio week after week for over two decades.

For more variety shows from major American comedy entertainers, see Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, and Red Skelton, as well as the shows of Phil .

See also: Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney Show, Educating Archie, Ventriloquists Collection, and the article, Ventriloquists in Old Time Radio.

Orson Welles Frank Sinatra Lucille Ball Fred Allen

 

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 24 shows - total playtime 23 hours 38 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 370509 Ann Harding Rodgers & Hart
Bergen McCarthy 370516 02 Carole Lombard
Bergen McCarthy 370523 03 Mary Boland
Bergen McCarthy 370530 04 Josephine Hutchinson
Bergen McCarthy 370606 05 Constance Bennett
Bergen McCarthy 370606 W C Fields Joan Blondell
Bergen McCarthy 370613 06 Joan Blondell
Bergen McCarthy 370620 07 Mae Robson
Bergen McCarthy 370627 08 Sonja Henie
Bergen McCarthy 370704 09 Zazu Pitts
Bergen McCarthy 370711 10 Gladys George
Bergen McCarthy 370801 13 Bruna Castagna
Bergen McCarthy 370808 14 Nelson Eddy
Bergen McCarthy 370822 Glenda Farrell
Bergen McCarthy 370905 Ida Lupino
Bergen McCarthy 370912 19 Bette Davis
Bergen McCarthy 371212 Adam & Eve Guest Mae West
Bergen McCarthy 380724 Five Star Final With Spencer Trac
Bergen McCarthy 380731 Fay Bainter
Bergen McCarthy 380814 Ella Logan
Bergen McCarthy 380828 Ralph Bellamy
Bergen McCarthy 381030 Madeline Carroll
Bergen McCarthy 390813 119 Joan Blondell
Bergen McCarthy 390827 121 Miriam Hopkins


Volume 2: 61 shows - total playtime 33 hours 13 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 390903 122 Wendy Barrie
Bergen McCarthy 390917 124 Helen Broderick
Bergen McCarthy 390924 125 Anita Louise
Bergen McCarthy 391112 132 Jean Arthur
Bergen McCarthy 391119 133 John Garfield
Bergen McCarthy 391126 134 Loretta Young
Bergen McCarthy 391203 135 Maureen Ohara
Bergen McCarthy 391210 136 Lansing Hatfield
Bergen McCarthy 391217 137 Geraldine Fitzgerald
Bergen McCarthy 400421 Charles Laughton
Bergen McCarthy 401027 Frankie Laine
Bergen McCarthy 410921 W W C Fields
Bergen McCarthy 411123 221 W Albert E. Wiggam
Bergen McCarthy 411207 W Judy Garland
Bergen McCarthy 420303 Edward Everett Horton
Bergen McCarthy 420503 W Edward Everett Horton
Bergen McCarthy 420621 Judy Garland
Bergen McCarthy 420628 W Walter Brenan
Bergen McCarthy 420906 Charles Ruggles
Bergen McCarthy 421005 Rosemary Clooney
Bergen McCarthy 421011 From Annapolis Naval Academy
Bergen McCarthy 421018 From Quantico Marine Base
Bergen McCarthy 421102 W.c. Fields
Bergen McCarthy 421108 262 W.c. Fields
Bergen McCarthy 430207 Teresa Wright
Bergen McCarthy 430214 Charles Ruggles
Bergen McCarthy 430221 Carmen Miranda
Bergen McCarthy 430307 Sydney Greenstreet
Bergen McCarthy 430328 W Roy Rogers
Bergen McCarthy 430404 283 W Bill Thompson & Mary Bolen
Bergen McCarthy 430411 Martha Raye & Bill Thompson
Bergen McCarthy 430418 Ronald Coleman
Bergen McCarthy 430425 A Spoof
Bergen McCarthy 430502 Barbara Stanwyck Acts As Charlie's A
Bergen McCarthy 430516 Claudette Colbert & Rags Ragland
Bergen McCarthy 430523 Guest Charles Boyer
Bergen McCarthy 430530 Guest Walter Pidgeon
Bergen McCarthy 430905 Jean Arthur
Bergen McCarthy 430912 Humphrey Bogart
Bergen McCarthy 430926 Hedy Lamarr
Bergen McCarthy 431010 297 W Marjorie Main
Bergen McCarthy 431031 Dorothy Lamour
Bergen McCarthy 431104 Elsa Maxwell
Bergen McCarthy 431107 301 Elsa Maxwell
Bergen McCarthy 431205 Bert Lahr, Fats Waller & Jan
Bergen McCarthy 431212 Bert Lahr & Lena Horne
Bergen McCarthy 440123 Greer Garson
Bergen McCarthy 440130 313 Basil Rathbone
Bergen McCarthy 440206 Susan Hayward
Bergen McCarthy 440220 Edgars Birthday W Wc Fields
Bergen McCarthy 440306 Cecil B Demille
Bergen McCarthy 440313 Charles Ruggles & Jane Powell
Bergen McCarthy 440402 Orson Welles & Jane Powell
Bergen McCarthy 440917 W Leo Carillo
Bergen McCarthy 440924 Dorothy Lamour
Bergen McCarthy 441015 Charlie Wants More Allowance (with G
Bergen McCarthy 441022 Charlie Opens A Frog Farm (welles, B
Bergen McCarthy 441029 Orson Welles
Bergen McCarthy 441105 John Robert Powers
Bergen McCarthy 441112 Frank Fay
Bergen McCarthy 441203 Don Ameche


Volume 3: 61 shows - total playtime 30 hours 22 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 441210 Charlie Answers Ad For Edgar
Bergen McCarthy 441224 'twas The Night Before Christmas
Bergen McCarthy 441231 New Year's Party Play Chrls Laughton
Bergen McCarthy 450107 W Carmen Miranda
Bergen McCarthy 450114 Louis Bromfield
Bergen McCarthy 450121 Frank Sinatra
Bergen McCarthy 450128
Bergen McCarthy 450204 Albert E Wiggem
Bergen McCarthy 450218 Ginny Simms & Veronica Lake
Bergen McCarthy 450225 Gene Tierney
Bergen McCarthy 450311 Joan Blondell Bud Blooms In Brookl
Bergen McCarthy 450325 361 Little Red Riding Hood W Lynn Ba
Bergen McCarthy 450422 Rita Hayworth
Bergen McCarthy 450429 365 Ida Lupino
Bergen McCarthy 450502 Dr. Max Mason
Bergen McCarthy 450520 W Janet Blair
Bergen McCarthy 450902 Fred Allen
Bergen McCarthy 450903 Fred Allen Portland Hoffa
Bergen McCarthy 450909 W Keenan Wynn
Bergen McCarthy 450916 W Joan Blond
Bergen McCarthy 450923 W Ann Baxter & Keenan Wynn
Bergen McCarthy 450930 Fred Allen Portland Hoffa
Bergen McCarthy 451014 W Hildegarde
Bergen McCarthy 451021 W Fred Allen
Bergen McCarthy 451028 Court Case
Bergen McCarthy 451104 W Elsa Maxwell
Bergen McCarthy 451111 Gov Kerr Of Oklahoma
Bergen McCarthy 451118 Margaret O'brien
Bergen McCarthy 451202 Walter Pidgeon
Bergen McCarthy 451216 Trip To The Planetarium
Bergen McCarthy 460103 W Charles Laughton
Bergen McCarthy 460210 394 W Jose Iturbi
Bergen McCarthy 460217 W Ray Milland
Bergen McCarthy 460228 Guests Ozzie & Harriet
Bergen McCarthy 460303 397 W Walter Slazack
Bergen McCarthy 460314 Groucho Marx
Bergen McCarthy 460324 Barbershop W W.c. Fields
Bergen McCarthy 460328 W Andy Russell
Bergen McCarthy 460331 401 W Roy Rogers
Bergen McCarthy 460621 Part 1
Bergen McCarthy 460628 Part 2
Bergen McCarthy 461103 419 Fred Allen Tribute
Bergen McCarthy 461113 C&s Anniversary
Bergen McCarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead
Bergen McCarthy 461124 Everette Edward Horton
Bergen McCarthy 470105 W Charles Boyer
Bergen McCarthy 470112 Edward Arnold
Bergen McCarthy 470119 10th Anniversary Show
Bergen McCarthy 470125 Roy Rogers
Bergen McCarthy 470202 Jane Wyman
Bergen McCarthy 470209 Nelson Eddy
Bergen McCarthy 470216 Nelson Eddy & Billie Burke
Bergen McCarthy 470223 Nelson Eddy & Elsa Maxwell
Bergen McCarthy 470302 Nelson Eddy & Chester Morris
Bergen McCarthy 470309 W Monty Woolley
Bergen McCarthy 470423 Roy Rogers
Bergen McCarthy 470509 Getting Ready For Hunting Trip
Bergen McCarthy 470902 Jack And The Beanstalk
Bergen McCarthy 470914 Michael Romanoff
Bergen McCarthy 470921 W Walt Disney
Bergen McCarthy 470928 W Betty Hutton


Volume 4: 44 shows - total playtime 20 hours 40 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 471005 Don Amechee
Bergen McCarthy 471012 Maurice Evans
Bergen McCarthy 471012 W Linda Darnell
Bergen McCarthy 471019 W Jane Wyman
Bergen McCarthy 471026 Richard Widmark
Bergen McCarthy 471102 W Fred Allen
Bergen McCarthy 471109 Maurice Evans
Bergen McCarthy 471116 W Lana Turner
Bergen McCarthy 471123 Better W Carmen Miranda
Bergen McCarthy 471123 Longer W Carmen Miranda
Bergen McCarthy 471130 Edward Everett Horton
Bergen McCarthy 471207 Roy Rogers
Bergen McCarthy 471214 W Gary Cooper
Bergen McCarthy 480111 467 Lucille Ball
Bergen McCarthy 480118 468 W Hoagy Carmichael
Bergen McCarthy 480404 Rudy Valee
Bergen McCarthy 480502 483 Dr. Max Mason
Bergen McCarthy 480509 484 Getting Ready For Hunting Trip
Bergen McCarthy 481017 Don Ameche
Bergen McCarthy 481219 499 Christmas Show W Mario Lanza
Bergen McCarthy 481226 Last Chase & Sandborn Sho
Bergen McCarthy 490119 10th Anniversary Show
Bergen McCarthy 490130 Basil Rathbone
Bergen McCarthy 491113 507 Dick Powell
Bergen McCarthy 491218 June Allyson
Bergen McCarthy 491225 513 Hoppy
Bergen McCarthy 500000 Hedy Loves Mortimer
Bergen McCarthy 510600
Bergen McCarthy 511216 Frankie Laine
Bergen McCarthy 520525 600 W Mills Brothers
Bergen McCarthy 521005 W 15th Radio Aniv. W R Clooney
Bergen McCarthy 521100 Charlie Weds Marilyn Monroe
Bergen McCarthy 521109 607 Marilyn Monroe
Bergen McCarthy 531011 637 W Gordon Macrae
Bergen McCarthy 540117 Liberace
Bergen McCarthy 540228 657 W June Allyson & Dick Powell
Bergen McCarthy 540228 June Allyson And Dick Powell
Bergen McCarthy 540422
Bergen McCarthy 540620 672 Nelson Eddy
Bergen McCarthy 541017 678 W Jack Carson
Bergen McCarthy 541226 Hoppy
Bergen McCarthy 551104 Hellish Dreams
Bergen McCarthy 551111 Gossip
Bergen McCarthy 560129 Las Vegas


Volume 5: 34 shows - total playtime 27 hours 32 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 551113 Charlie Dreams That He Visits Hell
Bergen McCarthy 551120 Charlie Wants Be Gossip Columnist
Bergen McCarthy 551127 Jack Benny
Bergen McCarthy 551204 Airplane Race
Bergen McCarthy 551211 Carnival
Bergen McCarthy 551218 Candy Bergen Xmas
Bergen McCarthy 551225 Christmas Show
Bergen McCarthy 560000
Bergen McCarthy 560101 New Years Eve
Bergen McCarthy 560108 Effie Klinker Festival
Bergen McCarthy 560108 Rodeo
Bergen McCarthy 560110
Bergen McCarthy 560115 Oliver Twist
Bergen McCarthy 560122 W Rudy Whistler
Bergen McCarthy 560201 Fearless McCarthy City Editor
Bergen McCarthy 560205 Mortimers Catapillar
Bergen McCarthy 560205
Bergen McCarthy 560226 The Movies
Bergen McCarthy 560304 Fugitives From The F B I
Bergen McCarthy 560318 Mc Carthy's Cavalcade Of Flops
Bergen McCarthy 560325 Mortimer's Ups & Downs
Bergen McCarthy 560401 Liberace Piano Lessons
Bergen McCarthy 560408 Interplanetary Western
Bergen McCarthy 560415 Ben Him
Bergen McCarthy 560422 Lost In The Woods
Bergen McCarthy 560422 Mortimer Lost In The Woods
Bergen McCarthy 560429 727 Cecil Bonds
Bergen McCarthy 560513 Lady Godiva
Bergen McCarthy 560520 Airplane Race
Bergen McCarthy 560520 Western-detective Little Bo Peep
Bergen McCarthy 560527 Birds And The Bees
Bergen McCarthy 561127
Bergen McCarthy 641115 C&s 101st Anniversary
Bergen McCarthy 661113 Nbc Radio 40th Anniversary Pt1


Volume 6: 30 shows - total playtime 19 hours 12 minutes

Bergen McCarthy 45xxxx Bergen Gets Amnesia
Bergen McCarthy 4xxxxx Judy Garland
Biography In Sound 560228 43 Wc Fields
Biography In Sound 560515 49 Salute To Radio
Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen
Command Performance 420412 007 Gene Tierney Edgar Bergen Betty Hutton
Command Performance 420922 032 Don Ameche Edgar Bergen Tommy Dorsey
Command Performance 421103 040 Betty Grable Edgar Bergen Judy Canova
Command Performance 431127 094 Herbert Marshall Edgar Bergen Bob Wills
Command Performance 441101 145 Ethel Merman Joe E Lewis Connie Boswell
Command Performance 460529 Fourth Anniversary Special
Command Performance 461225 1946 Christmas Special Host Bob Hope Part 1
Command Performance 481225 1948 Christmas Special Announcer Ken Carpenter Part 1
Eternal Light 451028 0052 Unbroken Circle
Fibber Mcgee 411111 300 Preview Of Mcgees New Movie
Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 451007 040 Auditions
Jack Benny 490925 2103 show
Jack Benny Program 461013 591 Jack And Mary Walk To Studio
Jackie Gleason Les Tremayne Show 440813 01 Amor Amor Amor Edgar Bergen
Kraft Music Hall 471002 254 Edgar Bergan And Charlie Mccarthy
Laugh & Learn Ventriloquism
Philco Radio Time 4649 481103 078 Edgar Bergen
Recollections At 30 560718 05 Chase Sanborn Hour
Rudy Vallee Royal Gelatin Hour 361217 Shirley Booth
Rudy Vallee Royal Gelatin Hour 370304 Walter Abel
Rudy Vallee Royal Gelatin Hour 370325 Bob Hope
Rudy Vallee Royal Gelatin Hour 370401 Marc Connelly
Screen Guild Theater 440424 193 Snow White
Screen Guild Theater 461223 327 Snow White & 7 Dwarfs
Sealtest Variety Theater 490421 30 Edgar Bergen

 


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