Candice Bergen
actress
Candice Bergen
Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress and former fashion model. She is known for starring in two TV series, as the title character on the situation comedy Murphy Brown (1988–1998), for which she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards; and as Shirley Schmidt on the comedy-drama Boston Legal (2004–2008), for which she was nominated for two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Candice Bergen Says There Would Be No 'Murphy Brown' Without Mary Tyler Moore
Huffington Post - 28 days
Candice Bergen is the latest star to sing Mary Tyler Moore’s praises, following news of the TV icon’s death. During an interview on Thursday’s episode of the “Today” show, Bergen expressed her gratitude to Moore for paving the way for women to break out of society’s gender norms.  Bergen, like Moore, starred in a sitcom ― “Murphy Brown” ― with a strong female lead whose success was not defined by a man. The actress agreed that without “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and its lead character, Mary Richards, there would be no “Murphy Brown.”  “Mary Tyler Moore really opened the door for women not defined by a relationship, for women trying to have a career,” she said. “And it also opened the door for quality television, cause the writing was so exceptional and had so much depth and was character-driven. Mary was an icon unlike any other.” Bergen stressed the importance of having role models like Mary Richards and Murphy Brown on popular TV shows, saying they ...
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - 3 months
Rules Don't Apply is Warren Beatty's first major motion picture in 15 years, but definitely worth the wait. Warren Beatty's film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, made him a star in his 20's. Now, his new film which opened Thanksgiving weekend, Rules Don't Apply, has shades of Splendor inside out. Both films deal with young love struggling with the strictures of strong religious upbringings.The difference is that in Splendor the guy doesn't get the girl at the end. Whereas in Rules, the guy does. But not telling which guy. You have to see the movie to find out. More Splendor comparisons. Singer Phil Collins daughter, Lilly Collins, is a Natalie Wood lookalike. Alden Ehrenreich comes across as a young Beatty. The two have great chemistry and Beatty, the director, is able to elicit strong performances from them both. Director Beatty, despite his reputed insistence on many takes, is often able to bring out the best in actors. Their performances in his f ...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - 3 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Rules Don't Apply" (20th Century Fox) Warren Beatty hasn't been seen on screen since his 2001 film "Town & Country" and that was not a major hit. His star power has diminished a bit over the years and there is no reason to think his latest film "Rules Don't Apply" will bring back any of the old glitter. Mr. Beatty stars in this film and also was the director. Plus he was one of the writers of the screenplay and was a co-producer. In short Beatty huffed and puffed all over this project but the only thing it inflated was his ego. In the film Beatty plays Howard Hughes, a bizarre acting man if there ever was one. Alden Ehrenreich plays Frank Forbes, one of Hughes drivers, and Lily Collins plays Marla Mabrey, a starlet under contract to Hughes. It seems Hughes kept a stable of starlets under contract and ensconced them in bungalows around the city of Los Angeles. At various times they were summoned to meet with Hughes, usually in hi ...
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Alec Baldwin Races Back to the Hamptons International Film Festival After his SNL Stint as Trump
Huffington Post - 5 months
Alec Baldwin does a spot on, hilarious Donald Trump, grimacing his way through his current vulgarity against women. That's why SNL called him back to Manhattan this weekend even while he was hosting his baby, the Hamptons International Film Festival. By Sunday he was back east, at the annual chairman's reception, addressing the crowd including Alex Gibney, Mariska Hargitay, Bob Balaban and many others. This is, after all, his first year as co-chairman. And now he's announced that he wants to make a documentary about Peggy Siegal! In its 24th year, the festival thrives. On the second full day of screenings, panels, and other gatherings, the crowd was ebullient. Baldwin especially noted the 10th anniversary of David Nugent at the festival. The programmer has had a special knack for bringing top films to the festival; many have gone on to Oscars and other big awards. Some of the highlights of this year's festival are Manchester by the Sea, Lion, La La Land, Moonlight, 20th Century Wome ...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Father's Death In Emotional Emmys Speech
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Candice Bergen Opens Up About 'Blind Date' With Donald Trump
ABC News - about 1 year
"It was a very short evening," the actress said of their date.
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Your Favorite Childhood News Host Linda Ellerbee Is Retiring At 71
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good. Ellerbee, 71, said Tuesday she's retiring from TV after Nickelodeon airs a one-hour retrospective of her work on Dec. 15. "It's really nice to be one of the few who walks away from television news on their own time and of their own choice and I'm really lucky in that," she said. "That really didn't happen for so many of my contemporaries, didn't happen because of age or cutbacks in news. ... I go smiling." The outspoken Texan and multiple award winner was among the first prominent women in TV news and a model for the sitcom character Murphy Brown after actress Candice Bergen studied her work. Ellerbee -- and later Murphy Brown -- survived breast cancer. Ellerbee began a television news career after being fired by The Associated Pres ...
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Your Favorite Childhood News Host Linda Ellerbee Is Retiring At 71
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good. Ellerbee, 71, said Tuesday she's retiring from TV after Nickelodeon airs a one-hour retrospective of her work on Dec. 15. "It's really nice to be one of the few who walks away from television news on their own time and of their own choice and I'm really lucky in that," she said. "That really didn't happen for so many of my contemporaries, didn't happen because of age or cutbacks in news. ... I go smiling." The outspoken Texan and multiple award winner was among the first prominent women in TV news and a model for the sitcom character Murphy Brown after actress Candice Bergen studied her work. Ellerbee -- and later Murphy Brown -- survived breast cancer. Ellerbee began a television news career after being fired by The Associated Pres ...
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Diane Sawyer, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Regis Philbin and Others Celebrate Marlo Thomas and the 'Clever Little Lies' Cast
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In Clever Little Lies, the thoughtful and funny new comedy about family, love, sex and the power of commitment, Marlo Thomas and Greg Mullavey play a long married husband and wife determined to help their son (George Merrick) and daughter-in-law (Kate Wetherhead) save their marriage. So at a recent star-studded luncheon at New York's La Grenouille restaurant to celebrate the cast it only seemed fitting that Phil Donahue would lovingly share his take on marriage to Thomas. This year the couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. "In airports people knock me over," gushed the legendary talk show host. 'Oh, That Girl. We love That Girl!" And "Free to be You and Me". The big football player {Rosey Grier} who sings "It's Alright to Cry"...finally they look me over and say, 'we like you, too, Regis.'" See photos from the luncheon below. Learn more about Clever Little Lies here. Alan Alda, Marlo Thomas, Candice Bergen Candice Bergen, Elaine May, Diane Sawyer, Marlo Tho ...
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An Author's Time Travel
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Sex, power and the world's oldest profession are central themes of The Sporting Guide (Regan Arts), a unique and highly imaginative piece of historical fiction by author Liz Goldwyn. An homage to the days of the author's hometown of Hollywood long before it was Hollywood (1897 to be exact), the book depicts the long lost era of pimps and prostitutes, madams and crib lords where Vice and ill repute went hand in hand. Goldwyn literally time travels through the characters -- both real and imagined -- weaving their tales of life in and outside of the city's brothels through extensive original research and archival photos. Influenced by the works of John Dos Passos, Luc Sante's Low Life, Jack Black's You Can't Win and Hemingway's For Sale Baby Shoes Never Worn, the multi-faceted author was inspired by literature that "blurred the lines between fact and fiction." Goldwyn's empathy with the female characters is also at the core of the book. "I am fascinated by women who have been fo ...
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Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott: Hot in <i>I'll See You in My Dreams</i>
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Blythe Danner is a sublime and funny actress, as we've seen in the Meet the Fockers comedies and decades of movies and stage plays. In I'll See You in My Dreams she's the femme fatale of the geriatric set, sure to make you rethink 70. Vibrant, with it, her character Carol sings karaoke, plays golf, and is appropriately terrified of rats. She's lonely but not desperate, and perfect for a smooth guy named Bill, whom she begins to date. The actor Sam Elliott, with a miraculous shock of white hair, gives this mysterious stranger his joie de vivre. He's attentive to Carol and knows what he wants. Not only that, but he takes her into the water in his cabin cruiser for a moonlit dinner. When he nearly proposes, to get his feet wet, he says, she says, "Get out of that water," stunned but not uninterested. He's a good catch, and they have chemistry. At a special luncheon for the movie at Le Cirque hosted by Candice Bergen, Sam Elliott told me he'd like to be that guy. By the evening's premier ...
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You'll fall for Bergen's 'Fine Romance'
USA Today - almost 2 years
Actress Candice Bergen wins you over with her candid memoir.           
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Actress Candice Bergen says "no more" to plastic surgery
CBS News - almost 2 years
Actress Candice Bergen, known for her role as "Murphy Brown," told People Magazine she is no longer getting plastic surgery. CBSN's Meg Oliver and Vladimir Duthiers report on some of the other candid comments she made to the magazine.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Candice Bergen
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 65
    She has also appeared on Broadway in the 2012 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man and the 2014 revival of Love Letters.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    In 2010, she appeared in a one-night only concert semi staged reading of Evening Primrose by Stephen Sondheim.
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  • 2009
    Age 62
    More recently she appeared in the 2009 movie Bride Wars as Marion St. Claire, New York's most sought-after wedding planner, who also serves as the narrator of the story.
    More Details Hide Details Since its launch in 2008, Candice Bergen has been a contributor for wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk culture, politics and gossip. Bergen had an occasional role on House as Lisa Cuddy's mother, starting in Season 7, including the 2011 episodes "Larger Than Life" and "Family Practice".
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    In 2006 and 2008, she received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
    More Details Hide Details A frequent host on NBC's Saturday Night Live, she was the first woman to host the show and the first host to do a second show. She was also the first woman to join the Five-Timers Club, when she hosted for the fifth time in 1990. Bergen guest-starred on The Muppet Show in its first year, appearing in several skits, an episode now available in a DVD collection. She was also featured in a long-running "Dime Lady" ad campaign for the Sprint phone company. She has also made guest appearances on many other TV shows, including Seinfeld (as herself playing Murphy Brown), Law & Order, Family Guy, Will & Grace (playing herself), and Sex and the City, where she played Enid Frick, Carrie Bradshaw's editor at Vogue.
  • 2005
    Age 58
    In January 2005, Bergen joined the cast of the television series Boston Legal as Shirley Schmidt, a founding partner in the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role for five seasons.
  • 2003
    Age 56
    In 2003, she appeared in the Gwyneth Paltrow flight-attendant comedy, View from the Top.
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  • 1998
    Age 51
    After playing the role of Murphy Brown, Bergen was offered a chance to work as a real-life journalist. After the run of Murphy Brown ended in 1998, CBS approached her to cover stories for 60 Minutes, an offer she declined, with the conviction that she didn't personally want to blur the lines between actor and journalist at the time.
    More Details Hide Details After Murphy Brown, Bergen hosted Exhale with Candice Bergen on the Oxygen network. She also appeared in character roles in films, including Miss Congeniality, where she played villainous pageant host Kathy Morningside; she also portrayed the mayor of New York in Sweet Home Alabama.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, 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."
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  • 1989
    Age 42
    The show ran for ten seasons and between 1989 and 1998, Bergen was nominated for an Emmy Award seven times and won five.
    More Details Hide Details After her fifth win, she declined future nominations for the role. Her five Emmy wins tie her with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mary Tyler Moore for the most wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Throughout the same time frame as Murphy Brown, Bergen also appeared as the main spokesperson for a Sprint telephone ad campaign.
  • 1988
    Age 41
    In 1988, she took the lead role in the sitcom Murphy Brown, in which she played a tough television reporter.
    More Details Hide Details The series provided her with the opportunity to show her little-seen comic talent, and although primarily a conventional sit-com, the show did tackle important issues. Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic, became a single mother and later battled breast cancer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    Turning to television, Bergen appeared in the 1985 miniseries Hollywood Wives.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to acting, Bergen has written articles, a play, and a memoir, Knock Wood (1984). She has also studied photography and worked as a photojournalist.
  • 1984
    Age 37
    She made her Broadway debut in the 1984 play Hurlyburly.
    More Details Hide Details From 2000 to 2002, she appeared in three episodes of the HBO series Sex and the City. Her other film roles include Miss Congeniality (2000), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), The Women (2008) and Bride Wars (2009). In the 2010s, she returned to Broadway to star in the revivals of The Best Man (2012) and Love Letters (2014). 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 (originally Bergren), was a famous ventriloquist, comedian, and actor. Her paternal grandparents were Swedish-born immigrants who anglicized their surname, which was originally Berggren ("mountain branch"). As a child, Candice was irritated at being described as "Charlie McCarthy's little sister" (referring to her father's star dummy).
  • 1982
    Age 35
    In 1982, Bergen appeared in the Oscar-winning film Gandhi in which she portrayed documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White.
    More Details Hide Details Bergen was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
  • 1980
    Age 33
    On September 27, 1980, she married French film director Louis Malle. They had one child, a daughter named Chloe, in 1985. The couple were married until Malle's death from cancer on Thanksgiving Day in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Bergen has traveled extensively and speaks French fluently. She is now married to New York real estate magnate and philanthropist Marshall Rose. Emmy Awards: Golden Globe Awards: Television Academy Hall of Fame:
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972, she served as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern's presidential campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Bergen and former 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 murdered in the home in August 9, 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. There was some initial speculation that Melcher may have been the intended victim, although Melcher, his former roommate Mark Lindsay, and Vincent Bugliosi have all indicated Manson was aware that Melcher was no longer living at that address at the time of the murders.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    It led to Bergen's being voted by British exhibitors as the seventh most popular star at the British box office in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details She was the love interest of Ryan O'Neal in the Love Story sequel, Oliver's Story, and portrayed a best-selling author in Rich and Famous (1981) with Jacqueline Bisset.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    She was featured in a 1970 political satire, The Adventurers, playing a frustrated socialite.
    More Details Hide Details In 1975 she starred with Sean Connery in The Wind and the Lion, as a headstrong American widow kidnapped in the Moroccan desert. She appeared in Mike Nichols' provocative Carnal Knowledge (1971) and the Burt Reynolds romantic comedy Starting Over (1979), for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress. Bergen had roles in Western films including The Hunting Party and Bite the Bullet, both of which starred Gene Hackman. Another Western she starred in was the highly controversial Soldier Blue, a worldwide hit, but a failure in its homeland.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    In 1966, Bergen made her screen debut playing a university student in The Group, which delicately touched on the then-forbidden subject of lesbianism.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she played the role of Shirley Eckert, an assistant school teacher in The Sand Pebbles (1966) opposite Steve McQueen. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards.
    Bergen began her career as a fashion model and appeared on the front cover of Vogue magazine, before making her screen debut in the 1966 film The Group.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to star in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Soldier Blue (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971) and The Wind and the Lion (1975).
  • 1958
    Age 11
    She began appearing on her father's radio program at a young age, and in 1958, at age 11, with her father on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life as Candy Bergen.
    More Details Hide Details She said that when she grew up, she wanted to design clothes. She later attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected both Homecoming Queen and Miss University, but, as Bergen later acknowledged, she failed to take her education seriously and after failing two courses in art and opera, she was asked to leave at the end of her sophomore year. She ultimately received an honorary doctorate from Penn in May 1992. She worked as a fashion model before she took up acting, featured on the covers of Vogue.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1946.
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