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Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus
Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus

Stage and screen actors will gather this Thursday, March 26th at  Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre  to honor the late Polly Bergen, who passed away on September 20th, 2014.

Bergen’s six decade career included numerous Emmy Award nominations for Desperate Housewives, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. She took home the coveted prize in 1957 for The Helen Morgan Story.  The Tennessee native starred on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Sondheim’s Follies and earned a Tony nod for her performance. A year later,  she returned to the Great White Way opposite Mark Hamill in Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks.

To view her boldly defiant turn as Carlotta Campion from Follies, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5sDtBzOhyc

Stars scheduled to speak and/or appear include: Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O’Hara and others.

The event will be held from 3-4:30 PM ET and a limited number of tickets will be made available to the public on the day of the event.