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Nationality  American
Children  Lily Oscar Bergman
Spouse  Maryedith Burrell
Role  Writer
Name  Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman (comedian)

Full Name  Peter Paul Bergman
Born  November 29, 1939 (1939-11-29) Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Residence  Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education  Yale School of Drama Yale University
Occupation  Comedian, Actor, Writer
Employer  Columbia Records Rolling Stone KPFK KPPC
Known for  The Firesign Theatre (1966-2012) Coining the word "love-in" (1967) Zachariah (1971) Americathon (1979) Pyst (1996
Died  March 9, 2012, Santa Monica, California, United States
Parents  Oscar Bergman, Rita Bergman
Movies  J‑Men Forever, Americathon, Zachariah, Everything You Know Is Wrong, City of Shoulders and Noses
Similar People  Philip Proctor, Phil Austin, David Ossman, Maryedith Burrell, George Englund

Peter Paul Bergman (November 29, 1939 – March 9, 2012) was an American writer and comedian, best known as a member of The Firesign Theatre. He played Lt. Bradshaw in the Nick Danger series. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Shaker Heights High School in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights.

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The Firesign Theatre was formed as a result of Bergman's show Radio Free Oz on KPFK. According to Bergman, "I started July 24th, 1966 on KPFK ... I had some very interesting people around me, which those folks became The Firesign Theatre: David Ossman was connected with the station, Phil Austin was connected with the station, and Phil Proctor came out to do a show and we connected in LA and that was really the genesis of that whole happening."

Bergman also coined the word "love-in" in 1967, and organized the first such event in April 1967 in Los Angeles.

Bergman was a graduate of Yale University and taught economics there as a Carnegie Fellow. As an undergraduate, he contributed to campus humor magazine The Yale Record. He also attended the Yale School of Drama as a Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Fellow and was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. He worked with Tom Stoppard, Derek Marlowe, Piers Paul Read, and Spike Milligan.

Stage versions of Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers, The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye, Waiting For The Electrician, or Someone Like Him, and Temporarily Humboldt County are published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.


Peter Bergman died on March 9, 2012, at age 72, from complications involving leukemia.


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