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Creator / Candice Bergen

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Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946 in Los Angeles, California), daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, is a former fashion model and a darling of the television industry. A five-time Emmy winner for her title role in the early-1990s sitcom Murphy Brown, Bergen has since graced the small screen as a Special Guest Star in series such as Seinfeld, Law & Order, Sex and the City and Will & Grace. Younger tropers will most likely remember her as Shirley Schmidt, the foxy, feisty, brilliant attorney lusted after (and loved) by both Denny Crane and Alan Shore in the hit series Boston Legal.

Bergen is no stranger to the silver screen, either. She made her big-screen breakout in Carnal Knowledge and has since starred in critically acclaimed films such as Gandhi, The Wind and the Lion and A Night Full of Rain as well as such blockbusters as Miss Congeniality, Sex and the City and Sweet Home Alabama. She even earned herself an Oscar nomination in 1979 for the hit romance Starting Over, but lost to the acting tour de force that was Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer.


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