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Stage and Screen Vet Polly Bergen Joins with Add The Alert to Fight Missing Children Epidemic


Stage and screen vet Polly Bergen has teamed up with Add The Alert program to help fight the missing children epidemic worldwide. 800,000 children go missing every year in the U.S. Add The Alert notifies the public when a child within a 100 miles of where they live goes missing. A picture and a description of the child is sent electronically to members in the hopes of locating the missing child more quickly.

To become a part of the Alert network for missing children worldwide, aspiring participants should simply add the Alert Button to their browser. Virtually every computer has a PDF viewer. Similar to a PDF viewer, The Alert Button does nothing unless called upon. If a missing child alert is issued in a nearby area, a small alert box displays on the screen. For more information and to download the Alert, click here.


Bergen has been actively promoting the cause, and recently celebrated her 80th birthday championing the Alert efforts on Rosie Radio with Rosie O'DonnellClick here for a recap of their discussion.

A Columbia recording artist in the 1950s, Bergen appeared on Broadway in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Follies, Cabaret, Love Letters, First Impressions, Champagne Complex and John Murray Anderson's Almanac.  Film credits include the original Cape Fear (1962) opposite Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, three Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy films in the early 1950s including At War with the Army, That's My Boy and The Stooge; Cry-Baby and Move Over, Darling.  On the small screen, Bergen has appeared in The Spopranos, Desperate Housewives (Emmy nomination), and Commander-In-Cheif.  She won an Emmy award for her role as singer Helen Morgan in an episode of the 1950s television series Playhouse 90 and earned an additiona nomination for her role as Rhoda Henry in the ABC miniseries, The Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance.


Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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