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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 screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to take a sizable portion of these contradicting qualities to film and,... See full bio »

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

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 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 M.D. (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
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:

(1970s) TV commercial for Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Candy Bergen | Olga Mallsnerd


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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[on perhaps being a perceived model for single mothers] We were very aware that the choice we were making was very loaded, and we discussed it at great depth. But 'Murphy' was very much a show for a slice of highly-educated aware people. So I don't take responsibility for the rise in single motherhood among uneducated women. See more »


The French language dubbing of Miss Congeniality (2000), when aired in Quebec, Canada contains both hers and William Shatner's voices. See more »


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