Candice Bergen: Young Cover Girl And 'Carnal Knowledge' Star, Then And Now

By | August 9, 2020

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Candice Bergen in a Vogue photo shoot from 1967. Hair by Carrie White. (Photo by Fouli Elia/Conde Nast via Getty Images)

Candice Bergen's Hollywood journey from then to now began in Hollywood; included cover photo shoots for the likes of Vogue and Mademoiselle; films with Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, Sean Connery and Ben Kingsley; and culminated in network sitcom dominance with Murphy Brown. Gifted with an effortless yet regal beauty, Bergen was a pretty face who was destined to be more than a hobnobbing Tinseltown it-girl. As an actress, she has won Golden Globes and Emmys, and received an Oscar nomination; on the political front she participated in Yippie pranks with Abbie Hoffman in the '60s and drew the ire of the U.S. Vice President in the '80s.

Candice Bergen's Father Was The Famous Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen

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Candice Bergen, born to be a star. Bergen graced the cover of many magazines with her jaw dropping beauty. (vintagenewsdaily)

The phrase ‘Hollywood royalty’ speaks to our fascination with families and individuals that grace the silver screen. One of the quintessential Hollywood princesses was Candice Bergen. Not only was she the daughter of famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen but she also referred to Walt Disney as “Uncle Walt.” Born and raised in Beverly Hills, the Murphy Brown mega-star lived in more famous houses than British kings and queens, including what came to be known as “the Sharon Tate House.” Combine jaw-dropping beauty and a family that Bergen recalls “would have a party … I remember Rex Harrison singing at the piano, Fred Astaire dancing with all the ladies. The Reagans were very old and close friends.” It's no wonder that a lot of doors opened for Candice Bergen.