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POLLY BERGEN HAS DIED AT 84

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NYC  03/19/07.Polly Bergen at the Roundabout Theatre Companys 2007 Spring Gala "BEYOND THE VELVET ROPES", celebrating the 30th anniversary of Studio 54, at Roseland Ballroom.Digital Photo by Adam Nemser-PHOTOlink. (Newscom TagID: phlphotos130454) [Photo via Newscom]
Polly Bergen (born Nellie Paulina Burgin in Knoxville, Tennessee)

                            (July 14, 1930 – September 20, 2014)

NEW YORK (AP) –  Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who
in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear"
(1962) and the first woman president in 1964’s "Kisses for My President,"
died Saturday.

According to her publicist Judy Katz, Bergen died at her home in Southbury,
Connecticut, from natural causes. She was surrounded by family and close
friends.

In recent years, she played Felicity Huffman’s mother on ABC’s "Desperate
Housewives" (2007-2011) and the past mistress of Tony Soprano’s late
father on HBO’s "The Sopranos." (1999-2007).

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BUDDY HOLLY IN 1957

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Former 620 KGW radio Disc-Jockey Red Robinson (left) is shown with 
Buddy Holly.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Villani Scicolone) is 80 today

Loren was a finalist for a beauty pageant in Naples,
Italy at the age of fourteen in 1949.

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