Candice Bergen Net Worth
Candice Bergen net worth and salary: Candice Bergen is an American actress, producer and former fashion model who has a net worth of $25 million. Candice Bergen can credit her net worth to her many talented performances in TV sitcoms and movies. She was born Candice Patricia Bergen on May 9, 1946, in Beverly Hills, California. Her mother was a model and her father, Edgar Bergen, was a famous actor/comedian/ventriloquist. When she was 11 years old, Candice made appearances on her father's radio and TV programs. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she won Miss University and Homecoming Queen. Unfortunately she started neglecting her studies and left after her sophomore year. She then began working full-time as a professional model making appearances on the cover of magazines such as Vogue. She made her acting debut in the 1966 movie The Group. The same year she appeared in The Sand Pebbles opposite Steve McQueen. This movie was nominated for several Academy Awards and launched her career. She would go on to appear in many films and TV shows, notably Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Gandhi (1982) and Starting Over (1979), for which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is probably most famous for her role as broadcast journalist Murphy Brown in the show of the same name which ran from 1988 to 1998 and then was re-booted in 2018. Later in her career, she could be frequently be seen playing an authority figure or social status symbol, like in Miss Congeniality (2000) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). Contemporary audiences will probably recognize her as high-powered lawyer, Shirley Schmidt, on the hit comedy-drama series Boston Legal, which earned her a Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, Bergen was a model and photo-journalist, whose photos have appeared in the magazines Life and Playboy.
Charles Manson connection: Candice dated a number of prominent men including having at least one date with Henry Kissinger. In the late 1960s she dated music producer Terry Melcher, the son of singer/actress Doris Day. At one point Charles Manson was an aspiring musician who thought Terry could help launch his career. Manson even showed up to the house Melcher and Bergen shared at 10050 Cielo Drive, in Los Angeles to pitch his music. This is the same house that would later be occupied by actress Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. On August 9, 1969, Manson's followers murdered Tate and several of her house guests at the mansion. There has long been speculation that Manson thought Melcher and Bergen still lived at the property and this was revenge for rejecting his music. It has later been made clear that Manson knew Melcher and Bergen were no longer living there but that anyone who could afford such a nice house would make an adequate victim for his maniacal plans.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 9, 1946 (74 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Fashion Model, Television producer, Photojournalist, Writer, Photographer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|