CHARLIE MCCARTHY


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Charlie McCarthy is Edgar Bergen's most famous ventriloquist dummy. Bergen was so popular that he appeared regularly on the radio, which does not sound like a possible venue for a ventriloquist, but the joy of watching them was in their personalities much more so than Bergen's skill as a ventriloquist, and in many of their appearances, Charlie McCarthy is treated as a real mischievous human boy, and not a ventriloquist's dummy. Edgar Bergen and Charlie appear most famously in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, Charlie McCarthy Detective, and Pure Feud
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