Beverly Hills, California, USA
Claim to Fame
Murphy Brown, Boston Legal
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Profile Bio Text
Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for her starring role on the television situation comedy Murphy Brown, for which she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards as Best Actress in a TV Comedy. She is also well-known for her role on the legal comedy-drama Boston Legal as Shirley Schmidt. She was nominated twice for an Emmy and once for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award respectively for this role. She has starred in major films including The Sand Pebbles, Carnal Knowledge, The Wind and the Lion, and Gandhi, receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Starting Over.
Bergen was born in Beverly Hills, California. Her mother, Frances Bergen (née Westerman), was a Powers model who was known professionally as Frances Westcott. Her father, Edgar Bergen, was a ventriloquist, comedian, and actor. Her paternal grandparents were Swedish-born immigrants who anglicized their surname. As a child, Bergen was irritated at being referred to as Charlie McCarthy`s little sister, Charlie McCarthy being her father`s star dummy. Candice Bergen attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected both Homecoming Queen and Miss University, but acknowledges that her failure to take her education seriously resulted in her being asked to leave. Bergen and then-boyfriend Terry Melcher lived at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles, which was later occupied by Sharon Tate and her husband, Roman Polanski. Tate and four others were later murdered in the home by followers of Charles Manson. There was some initial speculation that Melcher may have been the intended victim.
A political activist, Bergen accepted a date with Henry Kissinger, but was unable to influence his views. During her activist days she participated in a Yippie prank when she, Abbie Hoffman, and others threw dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 1967, leading to its temporary shut-down. Candice Bergen and Frances Bergen at the 62nd Academy Awards 3/26/90In 1981, she married French film director Louis Malle. They had one child, a daughter named Chloe Malle, in 1985. The couple were married until Malle`s death from cancer in 1995. Bergen has traveled extensively and speaks French fluently. She is now married to New York real estate magnate and philanthropist Marshall Rose.
Couple Profile Source
Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA
University of Pennsylvania (expelled)
Full Name at Birth
Candice Patricia Bergen
Favorite TV Shows
Former Model, Actress, Photographer
Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model. She won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her ten seasons as the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988–98). She is also known for her role as Shirley Schmidt on the ABC drama Boston Legal (2005–08). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Starting Over (1979), and for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Gandhi (1982).
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
ICM Partners, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
(1970s) TV commercial for Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera., (1990s) TV commercials for Sprint., (2001) TV commercial for B101 radio station., (2000) Print ads for Coach watches., (2005) TV commercial for Dallas Morning News newspaper (voice over)., (1966) Appeared in an ad campaign for Chanel No. 5 parfum.
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