Candice Bergen Is 72 But Says She Is "100 Percent Smarter Now" Than She Was 40 Years Ago

Actress Candice Bergen has had a long and successful career, but it has not been without challenges. Speaking with the Los Angeles Times in 2015, she told about how her career affected the relationship with her then-husband, French director Louis Malle.

The big problem was that my husband wanted us to move to France, and I wanted to move back to L.A. He missed his hometown, and I missed mine. That was very hard on him, certainly because he bore the brunt of the traveling.


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Bergen was a regular on “Murphy Brown”, the CBS hit sitcom that aired between 1988 to 1998. Then a minor stroke in 2006 left her with a case of memory loss that still plagues her till today. She told New York magazine that her condition was disruptive enough for her to take two weeks off recording for Boston Legal.


In 2011, she suffered a broken pelvis when she fell off her cycle. Still, she has no qualms growing old and has accepted it as part of the circle of life.

People complain about parts for women, people complain about getting old. It’s a privilege to get old. The reality is that I don’t look like I used to look. I just don’t care enough, and in a way it’s saved me.


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At 72, Bergen is still a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. “Murphy Brown” is back on air, and Bergen is still reprising her role as the title character. Her performance on the show is just as stellar as it was in the 80’s, and the odds are in her favor of winning another Emmy.


She is currently married to real estate developer Marshall Rose and enjoys the company of her daughter, Chloe. Bergen has it tough adjusting to after the death of Malle when Chloe was 10. But she found love again with Rose who she married in 2000.

In an exclusive with Closer Weekly, Bergen’s friend said that the actress was never happier and was still making waves with her revamped show.

Candice is living the life she always dreamed of now — and returning to Murphy Brown is like the cherry on top.

As for Bergen, she still has held on to her sense of humor and charm despite her many years on screen. In a recent interview with Inquirer, she shared her thoughts about growing old and how her mentality has changed.

As you get older, you get much smarter. I’m 100 percent smarter now than when I was 30 or 40. I feel more vibrant and alert. My age now is the best I’ve ever felt, aside from the fact that I have fake hips.


Bergen’s latest movie is a romantic comedy, “Book Club”. She stars alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen. She says that even after filming, she was able to make good friends out of her co-stars.

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