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Polly Bergen, US Actress Known For 'Cape Fear', Has Died Aged 84


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Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.

Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.

Bergen was born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1940s and she became a household name when she starred in The Helen Morgan Story, for which she won an Emmy award in 1958. 

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Picture - Polly Bergen , Tuesday 13th November 2012

Polly Bergen Tuesday 13th November 2012 Broadway opening night of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' at Studio 54 - Arrivals

Picture - Polly Bergen and Chris Colfer , Saturday 21st April 2012

Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival - Polly Bergen and Chris Colfer Saturday 21st April 2012 2012 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Struck By Lightning' - Arrivals

Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival
Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival
Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival
Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival
Polly Bergen, Chris Colfer and Tribeca Film Festival

Picture - Guests , Saturday 21st April 2012

Guests, Polly Bergen and Tribeca Film Festival Saturday 21st April 2012 2012 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Struck By Lightning' - Arrivals

Guests, Polly Bergen and Tribeca Film Festival

Picture - Polly Bergen , Monday 26th March 2012

Polly Bergen Monday 26th March 2012 After party for 'Nothing Like a Dame: Their Favorite Things', held at John's Pizzeria.

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A Very Serious Person Review


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Charles Busch is best known as a comedic playwright, but sometimes he takes his shows to the big screen and turns them into small-scale but entertaining oddities, Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die being the best examples. A Very Serious Person was actually written as a screenplay, but it feels like a play: a few well-drawn characters interacting mainly within the confines of a beach-town house over the course of one meaningful summer.

The house belongs to Mrs. Aaronson (Polly Bergen), a feisty old woman who has a terminal illness and knows this will be her last summer. She's invited her 13-year-old grandson Gil (P.J. Verhoest) to spend it with her and her longtime maid and helper Betty (Dana Ivey). Gil is an interesting kid, an arts and crafts specialist who loves watching Gone With the Wind and dressing up. He's clearly on his way to being gay, and he knows it, although he's not quite sure what to do with that knowledge. Mrs. Aaronson indulges him. For her, it's not an issue. She just wishes he'd go outside long enough to learn how to swim.

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Cry-Baby Review


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John Waters first went mainstream with the 1988 classic Hairspray and then defied midnight-movie fans who complained he'd gone all lame and mainstream by daring to follow it up with a full-on musical comedy. Set in late-'50s Baltimore, Cry-Baby is his delightful tribute to Elvis, juvenile delinquency, and rockabilly music. How can you resist Johnny Depp twitching and crooning like The King?

On the right side of the tracks lives the virginal Allison (Amy Locane), all blond hair and crinoline skirts. Her grandmother, Mrs. Vernon-Williams, runs a charm school and is the local dictator of good taste and deportment. Her idea of fun is to host talent shows where "square" teens sing "Mr. Sandman" in barbershop harmony.

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