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Candice Bergen ACTOR

Candice Bergen was born on May 9th, 1946 in Beverly Hills, California with the birth name Candice Patricia Bergen to parents Frances and Edgar Bergen.  Her father worked as a ventriloquist, comedian and actor and as a child she was always referred to as Charlie McCarthy’s little sister, who was her fathers “dummy”.
She went to school at Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles followed by the Cathedral School in Washington D.C. and then abroad to Montesano finishing school in Switzerland.  She had a passion for photography, modeling and fashion, originally having goals of being a fashion designer. 
Since her father was already involved in the entertainment industry, she would appear on his radio program and at the age of eleven was seen on, “You Bet Your Life” (1958).  By 1966, she was working as an actress making her screen debut on, “The Group” followed by roles in, “The Sand Pebbles” (1966) starring Steve McQueen and Richard Crenna, “Live for Life” (1967), “The Magnus” (1968) and “The Adventures” (1970).  
Even though her career continued with roles in such films as, “Carnal Knowledge” (1971) and “The Wind and the Lion” (1975), she was mostly cast in unmemorable film roles such as, “A Night of Full Rain” (1978) and “Oliver’s Story” (1978).
She turned to working as a stage actress in 1985 hoping she might have more success.  She made her Broadway debut on, “Hurly Burly”.  Finally, in 1988 she was cast in the role that made her career on the television series, “Murphy Brown” which lasted ten seasons and earned her five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards
Her career was now heading in the right direction and she returned back to the big screen with roles on such films as, “Miss Congeniality” (2000), “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002), “In-Laws” (2003), “Sex and the City” (2003), “Bride Wars’ (2009) and for five seasons she was also cast in a recurring role on, “Boston Legal” (2005).
Other guest roles have been on such television shows as, “Seinfeld”, “Law & Order”, “Family Guy”, “Will & Grace” and an occasional role on, “House” (2011). 
Bergen has married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Louis Malle whom she married in 1980 and they had one child and remained together until he passed away on November 23rd, 1995. She then married her current husband, Marshall Rose in 2000.


2011 House M.D. 
2010 The Romantics  
2005-2008 Boston Legal 
2008 The Women 
2008 Sex and the City 
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury
2004 Law & Order 
2002-2004 Sex and the City 
2003 Footsteps
2003 The In-Laws
2003 View from the Top 
2002 Sweet Home Alabama 
2000 Miss Congeniality 
2000 Family Guy
1988-1998 Murphy Brown 
1997 Ink 
1996 Mary & Tim 
1994 Understanding Sex 
1992 Seinfeld 
1987 Trying Times
1987 Mayflower Madam
1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity
1985 Stick 
1985 Hollywood Wives 
1985 Arthur the King 
1984 2010 
1982 Gandhi 
1981 Rich and Famous 
1979 Starting Over 
1978 Oliver's Story 
1978 A Night Full of Rain
1977 The Domino Principle
1975 Bite the Bullet
1975 The Wind and the Lion
1974 11 Harrowhouse
1971 T.R. Baskin 
1971 The Hunting Party
1971 Carnal Knowledge
1970 Soldier Blue 
1970 Getting Straight 
1969 The Adventurers 
1969 The Kraft Music Hall
1968 The Magus 
1967 The Day the Fish Came Out 
1967 Live for Life 
1967 Coronet Blue
1966 The Sand Pebbles 
1966 The Group

Matinee Classics - Boston Legal starring James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois and John Larroquette
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