American actress Candice Patricia Bergen was born on May 9, 1946. For her depiction of the show’s lead character on CBS’s comedy Murphy Brown, she received five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards (1988–1998, 2018).
She is also recognized for her work in the ABC program Boston Legal as Shirley Schmidt (2005–2008). In the world of movies, Bergen was nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Gandhi and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Starting Over (1979).
Candice Bergen parents: Edgar Bergen, Frances Bergen
In Los Angeles, California’s Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, Candice Patricia Bergen was born on May 9, 1946. Frances Bergen (née Westerman), her mother, worked as a Powers model under the name Frances Westcott. Her father, Edgar Bergen, was a comedian, actor, and ventriloquist.
Her paternal ancestors were immigrants from Sweden whose surname, Berggren, was anglicized (“mountain branch”).
Bergen attended the Harvard-Westlake School and was reared in Beverly Hills, California. She disliked being referred to as “Charlie McCarthy’s little sister” as a youngster since Charlie McCarthy was her father’s star dummy.
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