Listen, You Dummy!  Edgar Bergen whispers into the ear of dummy Charlie McCarthy in this 1970 file photo as they were preparing for a nightclub act in Reno, Nevada. 

 

Bergen died in his sleep Saturday at the age of 75, in Las Vegas.  He had announced his planned retirement from show business less than two weeks before.

 

NY Oct. 7 1978 AP Wire Story

 

 

 

"Every vaudeville act must have an opening and a closing, so I'll pack up my jokes and my little friends...and say...goodbye..."

Edgar Bergen's closing lines of his final performance Caesars Palace, September 29, 1978

 


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