Bergen, Candice

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Bergen, Candice Gender: F
Candice Patricia Bergen
born on 9 May 1946 at 21:52 (= 9:52 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°58' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°18 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°08'

Candice Bergen
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American actress and model, beginning her career in commercials but moving into film while still in her teens with "The Group." She had an unexpected triumph as a light comedienne in "Starting Over," 1979 and "Rich and Famous," 1981. She reached a peak of popularity in the TV sitcom "Murphy Brown," which first aired 11/14/1988 and for which she won five Emmys. The production itself won 18 Emmys. It was a show that tackled real issues, with Murphy as a recovered alcoholic, a career woman and a single mom. She even closed the show on a note with which many women identified as a survivor of breast cancer.

A skilled photographer and author, she put out a photo book in 1979 and an autobiography, "Knock Wood," in 1984.

The daughter of beloved ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and model Frances Westerman, she appeared as a child on her dad's radio show. Sent to a Swiss boarding school, she returned to the U.S. to play homecoming queen. She went through college (a drop-out), modeling (top drawer), photography (skilled), a "Today" show commentator (intrepid) and an actress (versatile). Along with her public roles, Bergen played the private games of traveler, hippie, loner and lover, writer, wife and mother. Always a beauty, she had what is called a charmed life. Her playground was the halls of the Hollywood famed, she wanted for nothing.

As for men, the young Bergen seemed to be drawn to those who self-destruct. Record producer Terry Melcher was on the golden skids to pills and booze when they lived together. She partnered with producer Bert Schneider for a time, her requisite hippie period with "open relationships" and radicalism.

At 34, Bergen married French director Louis Malle, 1980; they had one daughter, Chloe, on 11/08/1985. In spite of their odd schedule, often separated by an ocean, their relationship seemed to work quite well. They were both quick-minded and quick-witted, unimpressed by money and the ostentatious.

She was widowed on 11/23/1995 when Malle died of cancer.

Bergen has made friends with the former women in Malle's life and his children and regularly reunites to enjoy holidays together. His children from his mistresses respect Candice, attended the marriage and continue a friendship.

On 6/15/2000, Candice contracted a second long-distance marriage, to New York businessman Marshall Rose, 62. They plan to divide their time between their respective homes in New York and Los Angeles.

Her mother Frances died on October 2, 2006 in New York.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Shatner, William (born 22 March 1931). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Spader, James (born 7 February 1960). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Tomlin, Lily (born 1 September 1939). Notes: Co-stars on "Murphy Brown"
  • friend relationship with Tate, Sharon (born 24 January 1943)
  • parent->child relationship with Malle, Chloe (born 8 November 1985)
  • child->parent relationship with Bergen, Edgar (born 16 February 1903)
  • spouse relationship with Malle, Louis (born 30 October 1932). Notes: Happy


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (Knock Wood)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1980 (Louis Malle)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1984 (Autobiography)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 November 1985 (Chloe born)
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  • Work : Prize 1989 (Emmy for Murphy Brown)
  • Work : End Major Project 18 May 1998 (Highly publicized last episode of "Murphy Brown")
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons (Gauquelin Book of American Charts has May 8 in error)


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (15 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Louis Malle)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Distant (First Paris to L.A.; second New York to L.A.)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event (First husband had cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Louis Malle)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Over 10 years on "Murphy Brown")
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Friends with Malle's past mistresses and children)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Published)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (Commercial endorsements)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Murphy Brown)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection