The actress Candice Bergen turns 78 today

Her role as the titular character in the hit TV series “Murphy Brown”  catapulted her to stardom in the 1980s

The actress Candice Bergen turns 78 today



Known for her versatility, charm, and wit, the iconic actress Candice Bergen was born on May 9, 1946, in Beverly Hills, California.  Bergen’s acting career began in the 1960s, but it was her role as the titular character in the hit TV series “Murphy Brown” that catapulted her to stardom in the 1980s. As the sharp-witted and fiercely independent investigative journalist, Bergen earned critical acclaim and numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. “Murphy Brown” not only showcased Bergen’s comedic timing but also her ability to tackle important social and political issues of the time.
In addition to her success on television, Bergen has also made a significant impact in film. She garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1979 film “Starting Over” and has appeared in numerous other notable films, including “Carnal Knowledge,” “Gandhi,” and “Miss Congeniality.”
Despite taking a hiatus from acting in the early 2000s to focus on other pursuits, Bergen returned to the spotlight with a vengeance, showcasing her talent in both comedic and dramatic roles. In recent years, she has appeared in popular TV shows such as “Boston Legal,” “House,” and “Veep,” proving that her talent is as sharp as ever.
Outside of her acting career, Bergen is also an accomplished author and photographer. Her memoir, “A Fine Romance,” was a bestseller and offered fans a glimpse into her fascinating life and career. Additionally, her photography has been featured in prestigious publications and exhibited in galleries around the world. Today she celebrates 78.

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