Candice Bergen on profound love, shocking loss and brutal honesty
She may be best known for playing Murphy Brown, but there's undoubtedly much more to Candice Bergen's extraordinary life. Her first memoir — the 1984 bestseller Knock Wood — covered her early years growing up with her "brother" Charlie McCarthy (her famous ventriloquist father's dummy) and how she broke into acting.
If you're going to do something that's as self-involved and as narcissistic as a memoir, the only way you can justify it is to be as honest as possible- Candice Bergen
Today, the award-winning actress joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss her new memoir, A Fine Romance, which details her later years.
In it, she reflects on her marriage to acclaimed French director Louis Malle, the birth of their daughter Chloe, Malle's untimely death, and the surprise of falling in love again.
She also looks back on the lasting impact of Murphy Brown and why the word "empowerment" is perhaps too cliched to capture the spirit of the show.