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Candice Bergen

Bergen at the 45th Emmy Awards in 1993
Born Candice Patricia Bergen[1]
(1946-05-09) May 9, 1946 (age 70)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Actress, fashion model
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Louis Malle
(m. 1980–1995; his death)
Marshall Rose
(m. 2000–present)
Children Chloé Malle
Parent(s) Frances Bergen
Edgar Bergen

I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me.
Candice Bergen
People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.
Candice Bergen
I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out.
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Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents – I'm very close to my mom – but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids.
Candice Bergen
Hollywood is like Picasso's bathroom.
I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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I certainly love doing comedy and feel most comfortable near it.
But it was hard to leave because the show's been so important in our lives.
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Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
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I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
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Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age.
Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
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At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in – with a vengeance.
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It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too.
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Glamorized... am I glamorous?
I believe a lot in monogamy, let me tell you.
I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home.
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I've never felt more comfortable in my skin, I've never enjoyed life as much and I feel so lucky.
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It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am.
I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles.
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I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment.
Candice Bergen
Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while.
Candice Bergen
When are you going to realize that if it doesn't apply to me it doesn't matter?
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Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly.
Were women meant to do everything - work and have babies?
I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.
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I couldn't hold it together today. George Clooney asked me if I was OK, and I practically collapsed. I couldn't stop crying, I had to go off sobbing like an idiot.
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I have never savored life with such gusto as I do now.
Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.
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