Candice Bergen is a much-loved American actress and model who has continued to wow her fans on the big screen from the 60s to this day. She is best known for starring in a television series Murphy Brown, a sitcom that debuted in the 80s. Bergen was truly born to love the big screen, as she owes her genes to her model mom and actor dad. Her stunning beauty and acting skills have kept her relevant throughout the year. She has also won numerous awards.
Everything you need to know about Candice Bergen
Candice Patricia Bergen was born on May 9, 1946, in Beverly Hills, California, to Frances Bergen and Edgar Bergen. Her mother was a professional model and her father was a popular ventriloquist, comedian and actor. Growing up, she was introduced as “Charlie McCarthy’s little sister”, they referred to her father’s famous wooden dummy. Candice has an older brother named Kris Bergen and she started making appearances on her dad’s radio show early on.
She attended the University of Pennsylvania, but could not attend due to her interest in showbiz; she was expelled in her second year after failing two art and opera classes. While still in college, she was voted homecoming queen and Miss University.
Before getting into acting, she worked as a model and featured on the covers of Vogue. Candice made her debut in a 1966 film directed by Sidney Lumet as a college student. She also landed a role in another film The Sandcastle the same year, she was cast alongside Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough and the film was nominated for an Oscar.
Candice gained huge recognition for her work in several films like Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Beginning Again (1979) for which she was even nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards.
In 1984, she published her first book, a memoir titled Bois struck. In 1988, Candice ventured into television series by taking on the lead role as a resilient TV reporter in a sitcom. Murphy Brown, a role for which she is still known and which earned her eight nominations; she won five Emmy Awards before the show closed. She portrayed a fierce, sarcastic, independent, liberal, anchor, single mother who captured the hearts of viewers.
Candice started her talk show Exhale with Candice on Oxygen in 2000 but it was later canceled and in 2005 she landed a role in a television series Boston Legal where she played the role of a powerful lawyer who earned a nomination for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She published her second book, also a memoir titled A Beautiful Romance, in 2015. She featured in Miss Congeniality, Sweet Home Alabama, The In-Law, and several other films in the 2000s.
Cardice’s net worth is estimated at $25 million, this has been accrued from his many appearances in movies, TV, magazines, and more. Currently, she paints bags which she has called “Bergen Bags”. She does it as a hobby and all proceeds are set aside for charity.
Husband (Marshall Rose), Daughter
Candice married her manager husband, Louis Malle at his family estate in the French countryside in 1980. The two dated just six months before taking their vows. Their union came to an abrupt end in 1995, when Louis died aged 67 after battling cancer.
She was single for years after her death. Her husband, however, found love again with a real estate developer and philanthropist, Marshall Rose, at the age of 54. The two walked down the aisle in June 2000. They are still married to this day.
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Candice has a daughter – Chloe Françoise Malle – whom she had with her first husband, Louis Malle in 1985. Chloe is a social editor for Vogue magazine. She married Graham Albert in 2015 in a ceremony in New York.
Other Facts About Candice Bergen
1. She is fluent in French.
2. She is a vegetarian.
3. Candice was the first woman to host Saturday Night Live
4. She turned down a media house offer to host 60 Minutes as a correspondent due to her compelling portrayal of Murphy, a reporter on the sitcom Murphy Brown.
5. She is an accomplished photojournalist. his work has appeared on several magazines including Playboy.
6. Candice weighs 70 kg and is 5 feet 7 inches tall. His chest size is 36 inches, waist is 28 inches, and hips are 39 inches.
7. She wears size 8 and 8 dresses.