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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Birthday
09 May 1946
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Murphy Brown returning to TV with Candice Bergen reprising her role
Fox News - 30 days
Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of "Murphy Brown," the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy.
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Welcome Back, Murphy Brown: CBS Joins the Reboot Craze
NYTimes - about 1 month
Part of a wave that includes “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace,” Candice Bergen will return to TV, along with the show’s creator, Diane English.
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Candice Bergen Wore A 'Free Melania' Sweater On 'Watch What Happens Live'
Huffington Post - 5 months
She and her sweater speak from experience.
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WATCH: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen join forces in 'Book Club' comedy
ABC News - 10 months
Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda And Candice Bergen Will Play 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Obsessives
Huffington Post - 10 months
Good news is hard to find these days, but here’s some: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and a fourth actress yet to be announced will play book-clubbers who are awakened after reading Fifty Shades of Grey.  Yep, that’s right: Three of your favorite septuagenarians are about to be very horny. The California-set movie is called “Book Club,” and Deadline reported Thursday that distribution rights for the comedy will be sold at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. It marks the directorial debut of Bill Holderman, who co-wrote and produced 2015’s “A Walk in the Woods,” starring fellow septuagenarians Robert Redford (who has since turned 80) and Nick Nolte.  Keaton, Fonda and Bergen will play lifelong friends whose lives are “changed forever” after reading E.L. James’ best-seller. The character descriptions, according to Deadline, are too delicious for us to wait for this movie to materialize: Keaton will play Diane, who is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage,...
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Reese Witherspoon, Please Save The Rom-Com
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Candice Bergen Says There Would Be No 'Murphy Brown' Without Mary Tyler Moore
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 the...
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 h...
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Alec Baldwin Races Back to the Hamptons International Film Festival After his SNL Stint as Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 Wom...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Father's Death In Emotional Emmys Speech
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Candice Bergen Opens Up About 'Blind Date' With Donald Trump
ABC News - about 2 years
"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 2 years
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 Pre...
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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.
  • 2010
    Age 63
    In 2010, she appeared in a one-night only concert semi staged reading of Evening Primrose by Stephen Sondheim.
  • 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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    In 2006 and 2008, she received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
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  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 56
    In 2003, she appeared in the Gwyneth Paltrow flight-attendant comedy, View from the Top.
  • 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.
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  • 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."
  • 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.
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  • 1988
    Age 41
    In 1988, she took the lead role in the sitcom Murphy Brown, in which she played a tough television reporter.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    Turning to television, Bergen appeared in the 1985 miniseries Hollywood Wives.
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  • 1984
    Age 37
    She made her Broadway debut in the 1984 play Hurlyburly.
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  • 1982
    Age 35
    In 1982, Bergen appeared in the Oscar-winning film Gandhi in which she portrayed documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White.
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  • 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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972, she served as a fundraiser and organizer for George McGovern's presidential campaign.
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  • 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.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    She was featured in a 1970 political satire, The Adventurers, playing a frustrated socialite.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1946.
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