January 23, 1937: Edgar Bergen and his beloved Charlie McCarthy's insurance

January 23, 1937: In Literary Digest's article, Edgar Bergen stated that he paid $10,000 (equal to $150,200 in 2010) insurance for his wooden dummy Charlie McCarthy for ensuring his dummy still in a good condition.

The radio ventriloquist duo Bergen and McCarthy's last appearance was on "The Muppet Movie." Shortly after filming that movie, Bergen died of kidney disease. The movie was then dedicated in his memory.

At present, his dummy Charlie McCarthy, which was still in good condition, is on display at the Smithsonian Institution at Washington D. C.