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Encyclopedia > Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen

Bergen (center) with her mother Frances at the 62nd Academy Awards
Birth name Candice Patricia Bergen
Born May 9, 1946 (1946-05-09) (age 61)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Spouse(s) Louis Malle (1980-1995)
Marshall Rose (2000-present)
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series
1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995 Murphy Brown
Golden Globe Awards
Best TV Actress - Comedy/Musical
1989, 1992 Murphy Brown

Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. She is currently best known for her starring role on the television situation comedy Murphy Brown, and as William Shatner's legal partner, Shirley Schmidt, on the ABC hit dramedy, Boston Legal. This picture is found on Ebay, is probably a promo photo and should be in free use. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... Louis Malle (October 30, 1932 – November 23, 1995) was a French film director. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975: Valerie Harper, Rhoda 1976: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1977: Beatrice Arthur, Maude 1978: Jean Stapleton, All In The... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt Shirley Schmidt is a fictional character in the ABC Television Network series Boston Legal. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Dramedy, a portmanteau of drama and comedy, is a genre of movies and television in which the lines between these very different genres were blurred. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ...

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Early life

She was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of Frances Westerman (1922 - October 2, 2006) — who was known professionally as Frances Westcott when she was a Powers model — and radio ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Her paternal grandparents, Johan Henriksson Berggren and Nilla Svensdotter Osberg, were Swedish-born immigrants who Anglicized their surname. As a child Candice was often referred to as Charlie McCarthy's little sister, which irritated her (Charlie McCarthy being her father's star dummy). Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... Frances Bergen, born Frances Westerman (September 14, 1922 - October 2, 2006) was an American actress and fashion model. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ventriloquism is an act of deception in which a person (ventriloquist) manipulates his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere. ... Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Anglicized refers to foreign words, often surnames, that are changed from a foreign language into English. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 _ September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ...


Career

Candice first appeared at age 11½ with her father on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life in 1958 as Candy Bergen. She said that when she grew up she wanted to design clothes. Julius Henry Marx, AKA Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... You Bet Your Life was an American radio and television quiz show. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bergen has written articles, a play, and a memoir. She has also studied photography and worked as a photojournalist. Considered one of Hollywood's most beautiful women, Bergen worked as a fashion model but soon began acting. Despite initial rocky reviews, she appeared in such films as Carnal Knowledge and Starting Over, for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress. DVD cover Carnal Knowledge is a 1971 American drama film. ... Starting Over is a 1979 film which tells the story of a recently divorced man (Burt Reynolds) who is torn between his new girlfriend (Jill Clayburgh) and his ex-wife (Candice Bergen). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Bergen was the first female guest host on Saturday Night Live. She went on to host on the show 5 times, including twice in the show's inaugural 1975 season. She was the first female member of SNL's Five-Timers Club, and is tied with Drew Barrymore for the most times hosted by a female. Bergen also appeared on "The Muppet Show" in 1978, the show's first season. Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... SNLs Five Timers Club is a status given to any performer who has either hosted or appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live at least five times. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


On Murphy Brown, Bergen played a tough television reporter. Although the show was a successful comedy, it tackled important issues: Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic, became a single mother and later battled breast cancer. In 1992, then Vice President Dan Quayle criticized prime-time TV for showing the Murphy Brown character "mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice."[1] While his remarks became comedic fodder, they paved the way for a subsequent episode to explore the subject of family values within a diverse set of families. Remaining true to the show's humor, Murphy arranges for a truckload of potatoes to be dumped in front of Quayle's residence (a reference to an infamous incident in which Quayle incorrectly spelled the word "potato".) In real life, however, Bergen agreed with at least some of Quayle's observations, saying Quayle's speech was "a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did," according to the Associated Press.[2] Bergen's run on Murphy Brown was extremely successful; between 1989 and 1995 she was nominated for an Emmy Award seven times and won five. After her fifth win, she declined future nominations for her role as Murphy Brown. Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ...


After playing the role of the successful journalist, Bergen was offered the chance to work as a real-life journalist. After the run of Murphy Brown ended in 1998, CBS gave her the opportunity to cover some stories for 60 Minutes, an offer she declined. She expressed that acting was her profession, journalism was meant for her television character, and should not cross over into her own professional life. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with a BBC news magazine program of the same name. ...


After Murphy Brown, Bergen hosted Exhale with Candice Bergen on the Oxygen network. She also appeared in character roles in films, most notably Miss Congeniality as the sweet-yet-demented pageant host Kathy Morningside; she also portrayed the mayor of New York in Sweet Home Alabama. In 2003, she appeared in the movie View from the Top. In January 2005, Bergen joined the cast of Boston Legal as Shirley Schmidt, a founding partner in the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Bergen received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in Boston Legal in 2006. Oxygen is an American cable television channel. ... Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film/thriller film directed by Donald Petrie, starring Sandra Bullock. ... Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 motion picture that tells the story of a woman who goes back to her home in Alabama to get divorced from her childhood sweetheart starring Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt Shirley Schmidt is a fictional character in the ABC Television Network series Boston Legal. ...


She has also done guest appearances on many TV shows, including Seinfeld, Law & Order, Family Guy, Will & Grace (playing herself), and Sex and the City, where she played Enid Frick, Carrie Bradshaw's editor at Vogue. She is also well-known for starring in a long-running "Dime Lady" ad campaign for the Sprint phone company. Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... Law & Order is a long-running American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw Caroline Marie Bradshaw (born October 10, 1966) is the fictional narrator of the HBO sitcom/drama Sex and the City played by actress Sarah Jessica Parker. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ...


Personal life

Bergen as Shirley Schmidt

Candice attended the University of Pennsylvania, 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. A political activist, Bergen accepted a date with Henry Kissinger but was unable to influence his views. In 1981, she married French film director Louis Malle. They had a daughter, Chloe Malle, in 1985, and were married until his death by cancer in 1995. Their daughter currently attends Brown University. Image File history File links Candice_Bergen. ... Image File history File links Candice_Bergen. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Built in 1944 by French actress Michele Morgan, 10050 Cielo Drive was sited on 3 acres (12,000 m²) of land, high above Los Angeles with views of Sunset Boulevard and the Ocean. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... Roman Polanski (born Raymond Liebling, August 18, 1933 in Paris) is an Academy Award-winning Franco-Polish film director, writer, actor and producer. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American diplomat, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. ... Louis Malle (October 30, 1932 – November 23, 1995) was a French film director. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


Bergen has traveled extensively and speaks French fluently. She is a vegetarian and is now married to New York real estate magnate and philanthropist Marshall Rose. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ...


Bergen is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.[citation needed] Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ...


Filmography

For more details on this topic, see Candice Bergen filmography.

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NAME Bergen, Candice
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Bergen, Candice Patricia
SHORT DESCRIPTION actress
DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1946
PLACE OF BIRTH Beverly Hills, California, USA
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Candice Bergen Summary (1527 words)
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.
Candice attended the University of Pennsylvania, 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, which was later occupied by Sharon Tate and her husband, Roman Polanski.
Bergen, Candice - MSN Encarta (334 words)
Candice Bergen, born in 1946, American actor and photojournalist, best known for portraying the title character in the television situation comedy “Murphy Brown.” Born in Beverly Hills, California, to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and fashion model Frances Westerman Bergen, Candice Bergen was introduced to show business in 1952, when she appeared on her father's radio program.
Bergen was an immediate success, and in 1966 she appeared in the motion picture The Group by American director Sidney Lumet.
In the show, which gained immediate popularity, Bergen's character was an outspoken television journalist who worked with a disparate group of characters to produce a television news program.
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