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CANDICE BERGEN is "a beautiful actress who projects intelligence, humor, vulnerability, and self-reliance— all more or less simultaneously,” wrote critic Vincent Canby in the New York Times. Candice proved this every week for 10 years as ‘Murphy' on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy "Murphy Brown,” for which she received five Emmy awards and two Golden Globe awards. Candice had earlier received extraordinary critical and audience responses for her performance as a college student caught up in turmoil of a campus revolt in "Getting Straight,” as the personification of the clean cut all-American dream girl of the ‘40's in Mike Nichol's "Carnal Knowledge,” and as the newly liberated wife in "Starting Over,” for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

Candice most recently was seen in the Disney film "Sweet Home Alabama” starring with Reese Witherspoon, which will be released in 2002. She recently finished production on "Till Death Do Us Part” in which she stars with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks for Warner Brothers Pictures. Candice starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit comedy "Miss Congeniality.” Other film credits include co-starring with Jacqueline Bisset in "Rich and Famous,” which was inspired by the 1943 film "Old Acquaintance,” starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. She appeared in the role of Margaret Bourke-White in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi,” and she starred opposite Burt Reynolds in "Stick.” 

On television Candice had her own show on the Oxygen Network, "Candice Checks It Out,” where she tapped into current trends and interviews people from all walks of life. Before that Candice hosted "Exhale,” a nightly one-hour talk show which was also on the Oxygen Network. 

The daughter of Frances and the late Edgar Bergen, Candice attended the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, the Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., as well as school in Switzerland, and at the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in art history and creative writing. While still in college, she commuted to New York for modeling assignments. She was still a student at the University of Pennsylvania when she made her motion picture debut as the mysterious, glamorous ‘Lakey' in "The Group.” 

Combining her acting career with an insatiable desire to see the world, Candice traveled to Formosa to star opposite Steve McQueen and Sir Richard Attenborough in Robert Wise's "The Sand Pebbles;” to Greece to appear in "The Day the Fish Came Out;” and to France to star with Yves Montand in Claude LeLouche's "Vivre Pour Vivre.” She also starred in "T.R. Baskin,” "The Adventurers,” "Soldier Blue,” "The Magus,” "The Hunting Party;” "11 Harrow House,” "The Wind and the Lion,” "Bite the Bullet,” "The Domino Principal,” "A Night Full of Rain,” and "Oliver's Story.” 

When she is not acting, Candice pursues her interests in writing and photography. She has produced magazine articles and photographic essays filled with intelligence and wit, observing the world with a keen eye for detail and humor. She has written a cover story for New York magazine about working with Lina Wertmuller on "A Night Full of Rain,” articles about the Masia Tribe of Kenya and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethopia, and for Playboy, an account of her four-week trip to Red China entitled "Can a Cultural Worker from Beverly Hills Find Happiness in the People's Republic of China?” She also wrote the cover story on Charlie Chaplin's return to the United States for Life magazine. 

Her articles on her first film, "The Group,” the mayhem of roller derbies, a social history of Bel Air, profiles of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, Oscar Levant, Paul Newman and Lee Marvin, and the presidential primaries in 1968 have appeared in Esquire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal.


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