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'''Candice Bergen''', daughter of ventriloquist Creator/EdgarBergen, is a former fashion model and a darling of the television industry. A five-time Emmy winner for early-1990s sitcom ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Bergen has since graced the small screen as a SpecialGuest Star in series such as ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' and ''Series/WillAndGrace''. Younger tropers will most likely remember her as Shirley Schmidt, the [[FoxyGrandma foxy]], feisty, brilliant attorney lusted after (and loved) by both Denny Crane and Alan Shore in the hit series ''Series/BostonLegal''.

Bergen is no stranger to the silver screen, either. She made her big-screen [[StarMakingRole breakout]] in ''Carnal Knowledge'' and has since starred in critically acclaimed films such as ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'' and ''A Night Full of Rain'' as well as such blockbusters as ''Film/MissCongeniality'', ''Sex and the City'' and ''Sweet Home Alabama''. She even earned herself an [[AcademyAwards Oscar]] nomination in 1979 for the hit romance ''Starting Over'', but lost to the acting ''tour de force'' that was MerylStreep in ''Film/KramerVsKramer''.

Oh, and did we mention she is very, ''very'' sexy?

!! Applicable Tropes:
* AndStarring - She gets the "with" in the ''BostonLegal'' credits, right before Creator/WilliamShatner.
* DefrostingIceQueen - Candice started out as a debutante with an IceQueen reputation, but has softened over the years, largely thanks to her role in ''Series/MurphyBrown'', where she was finally able to showcase her comedic side.
* FormerTeenRebel - She was a political activist in her younger years, and was involved in a prank that resulted in the temporary shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange.
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