Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen “Do You Trust Your Wife”

Effie Klinker and Edgar Bergen

Everyone that is old enough remembers Johnny Carson getting his first TV role as host of “Do You Trust You Wife”. But Edgar Bergen was actually that shows first host.

Here is a great color shot of Edgar Bergen and Effie Klinker from March 25, 1956 which was the TV & Radio Magazine magazine showing this duo.

Another great picture rarely seen today!!



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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2 Responses to Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen “Do You Trust Your Wife”

  1. Philip Grecian says:

    I used to watch it as often as possible when Bergen was the host. When that kid from Nebraska took over, I stopped watching. Whatever happened to that kid, anyway?

  2. Bob Conrad says:

    That’s funny Phil, I did the same thing. I only watched the show to see Bergen, when he left I wasn’t interested any longer. I wonder what ever happened to that kid that replaced him?

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