Photo of Candice Bergen Candice Bergen

The daughter of renowned ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, Candice Bergen has carved out a thriving Tinseltown career of her own. Born May 8, 1946, in Beverly Hills, Calif., she was educated in Switzerland and at the University of Pennsylvania.

A successful model during her teens, Bergen debuted on the silver screen in 1966 with The Group, followed by The Sand Pebbles (opposite superstar Steve McQueen). Critics panned some of Bergen's early performances, but she came into her own with memorable turns in Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Wind and the Lion (1975) and 1979's Starting Over, for which she snagged an Oscar nod.

Bergen transitioned to series television in 1988 portraying the caustic title character in the sitcom "Murphy Brown." The move paid off, earning the actress five Emmy Awards during the show's 10-year run. She was also Emmy-nominated for her role on "Boston Legal."

Candice Bergen in Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

2016 PG-13

When Southern beauty Marla Mabrey arrives in Hollywood to work for Howard Hughes, his driver, Frank Forbes, meets her at the airport. Sparks fly immediately between the two, but dating among the billionaire's employees is strictly prohibited.

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