You’re allowed to be anything.
You’re not allowed to let it destroy you.
Polly Bergen died of natural causes at the age of 84 on Saturday, Sept. 20, the Associated Press reports. The actress and singer was surrounded by her family and close friends at her home in Southbury, Connecticut.
Bergen was best known for playing terrorized wife Peggy Bowden in the original 1962 film Cape Fear, and for her role as the first woman president in 1964’s Kisses for My President. She was also an established singer and made her Broadway debut in John Murray Anderson’sAlmanac in 1953.
In recent years, the Emmy winner played Felicity Huffman’s mother on the ABC drama Desperate Housewives. She played the past mistress of Tony Soprano’s late father on The Sopranos in 2004.
Bergen’s last big screen role was playing Chris Colfer’s grandmother in his 2012 film Struck By Lightening. Colfer paid tribute to his former costar via Twitter shortly after hearing the news of her passing.
"Farewell to my dear friend, Polly. I’m so blessed to have had you in my life. No one could make me smile or laugh like you," the Glee star captioned a vintage picture of Bergen via Instagram. ”I will miss you with all my heart. ‘Grandma’ for a movie, but family for life.”
Bergen is survived by her children Peter Fields, Kathy Lander, and Pamela Fields, whom she had with her second husband, producer Freddie Fields. She also leaves behind three grandchildren.
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wanting to feel loved and supportive doesn’t make you needy
it makes you human
do not let people make you feel bad for this
as if having needs and wanting them met is a bad thing