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One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the 60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the 70s both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to take a sizable portion of these contradicting ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Gandhi Margaret Bourke-White
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality Kathy Morningside
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 2016 Rules Don't Apply (completed)
Nadine Henly
 2016 Pearl (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
The Closer
- Stop the Presses (2016) ... The Closer (voice)
 2015 Battle Creek (TV Series)
- Mama's Boy (2015) ... Constance
 2015 Beautiful & Twisted (TV Movie)
 2013 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)
Beth Henry
- Thanksgiving (2013) ... Beth Henry
 2011 House (TV Series)
Arlene Cuddy
- Changes (2011) ... Arlene Cuddy
 2010 The Romantics
Augusta Hayes
 2003 Footsteps (TV Movie)
Daisy Lowendahl
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
Murphy Brown
- Murphy's Law (1997) ... Murphy Brown
 1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie)
Mary Horton
 1994 Understanding Sex (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Murphy Brown
- The Keys (1992) ... Murphy Brown
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
- Moving Day (1987) ... Barbara
 1987 Mayflower Madam (TV Movie)
Sydney Biddle Barrows
 1985 Stick
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Elaine Conti
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Elaine Conti
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Elaine Conti
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Elaine Conti
 1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)
Morgan Le Fay
 1984 2010: The Year We Make Contact
SAL 9000 (voice, as Olga Mallsnerd)
 1981 Rich and Famous
Merry Noel Blake
 1978 Oliver's Story
Marcie Bonwit
 1978 A Night Full of Rain
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Maren Shirell
 1971 T.R. Baskin
T. R. Baskin
 1971 The Hunting Party
Melissa Ruger
 1970 Soldier Blue
Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee
 1970 Getting Straight
 1970 The Adventurers
Sue Ann Daley
 1968 The Magus
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out
Electra Brown
 1967 Live for Life
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Enid Toler
- The Rebels (1967) ... Enid Toler
 1966 The Group
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Other Works:

Appeared as "Alice Russell" (portrayed by Margaret Leighton in The Best Man (1964)) in "The Best Man" on Broadway. Written by Gore Vidal. Also in cast: James Earl Jones as "President Art Hockstader," Eric McCormack as "Sen. Joseph Cantwell," John Larroquette as "Secretary of State William Russell," and Angela Lansbury as "Sue ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 30 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Candy Bergen | Olga Mallsnerd


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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I find it endlessly fascinating that a reserved man, a man who had difficulty expressing his feelings, fell into the profession of a ventriloquist on radio. And that the person he created was this devil-may-care, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners dummy. It was the dummy that wouldn't die. All the fan mail initially went to Charlie. And Edgar wasn't really welcome at parties unless Charlie was ... See more »


She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City. See more »


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