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Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen

2000 - New husband Marshall Rose is a New York real estate magnate.

A photographer and photojournalist as well, Candice had a brief but telling cameo as famed photographer Margaret Bourke-White in Richard Attenborough's grand-scale biopic Gandhi (1982).

Appeared in Miss Congeniality (2000) with her "Boston Legal" (2004) co-star William Shatner.

Appeared on a 1958 episode of Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" (1950) game show at age 12 and actually sang with Groucho on the show.

At nine years of age she auditioned for a role as one of the original Mousketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955). Although her father, Edgar Bergen, personally lobbied his friend Walt Disney on her behalf, she wasn't hired.



Auditioned for the role of "Elaine Robinson" in The Graduate (1967).

Born at 9:52pm-PDT

Daughter of Edgar Bergen and Frances Westerman (Frances Bergen), a former model.

Daughter, Chloe Malle (b. 1985)

First female host of "Saturday Night Live" (1975).

Has played Meg Ryan's mother in two separate films: Rich and Famous (1981) and The Women (2008/I).

Hospitalized for high blood pressure. She stayed in hospital for a few days for observation. [September 2006]

In 1995, after receiving her 5th Emmy Award for her role as Murphy on "Murphy Brown" (1988), she declined any future nominations for that role. She received a total of 7 consecutive nominations for the role.

In the late 1960s, she was the companion of Columbia record producer Terry Melcher. In 1968, they lived together at a house at 10050 Cielo Drive, Beverly Hills. In 1969, they moved to Malibu, and the house at 10050 Cielo Drive was leased to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. On Aug. 9, 1969, it was the site of the grisly Manson murders, where Tate and four other people were murdered while Polanski was out of the country. The fact that Melcher had talked to Charles Manson about a record deal that did not go through led to initial speculation that Melcher was the intended target of the killers. However, it was later learned that Manson knew Melcher no longer lived there but wanted to "send a message". Manson had told his followers to "kill anyone they found there". The house has now been demolished.

Is a vegetarian.

Is fluent in French

Is good friends with actress Christine Kaufmann.

Measurements: 33-24-34 (as starlet), 34-25-35 (during "Murphy Brown" (1988)) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Older sister of Kris Bergen, a film and TV editor.

She came to Sidney Lumet's attention for The Group (1966) when the director spotted her in a Revlon advertisement hawking lipstick. He thought she was clutching a leopard, though it was really just a leopard print pillow.

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