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Where Are They Now - Friday, February 16, 2018

Hello fans,

It looks like many readers would like to know what actress Candice Bergen is up to now. You know her as Murphy Brown, and will be returning to that iconic television role later this year, but she has been in many other films and TV shows over the years. Find out more about her and what she is doing now...

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Clayton Moore: He played the Lone Ranger on TV

Blair Brown: She starred in the TV series "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"

Roy Dotrice: Played Father, leader of the underground-dwelling denizens, on the TV series "Beauty and the Beast"

(Answer at the bottom)


Candice Bergen

Learn More About Candice Bergen on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 9, 1946, Beverly Hills, California

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for portraying the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988-98).

FAMILY LIFE: She married French film director Louis Malle in 1980. They had one child, a daughter named Chloe, in 1985. The couple were married until Malle's death from cancer on Thanksgiving Day in 1995. She is now married to New York real estate magnate and philanthropist Marshall Rose.

INFO: Bergen landed her debut film in the 1966 drama The Group. She had an average film career before becoming a photojournalist. Finally, she landed the role of the title character on the sitcom Murphy Brown, which earned her two Golden Globes and five Emmys.

As a smart, sassy, outspoken and often difficult TV newsmagazine anchor who also happened to be a recovering alcoholic, Bergen won critical accolades.

In 1998, after a 10-year run, Murphy Brown left the airwaves, but Bergen remained a feminist icon and beloved personality, winning supporting film roles and even hosting her own TV talk show, Exhale With Candice Bergen. In 2005 she returned to the small screen as a series regular on Boston Legal, playing a high-powered lawyer.

TRIVIA: Speaks French fluently.

Older sister of Kris Bergen, a television film editor and actor.

First female host of Saturday Night Live (1975).

Is a vegetarian.

Made instant headlines in 1992 when then Vice President Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown (1988) for creating the storyline of Murphy having a baby out of wedlock.

At nine years of age, she auditioned for a role as one of the original Mousketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club (1955). Although her father, Edgar Bergen, personally lobbied his friend Walt Disney on her behalf, she was not hired.

Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Has played the same character (Murphy Brown) on four different series: Murphy Brown (1988), Seinfeld (1989), Ink (1996) and Family Guy (1999).

Her paternal grandparents were Swedish (from Skane, Sweden), while her mother had German and English ancestry.

Daughter of famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Bergen is already having a busy year. She's starring in the ensemble comedy Book Club, currently in post-production. Now, she has two projects in pre-production; the film Lapham Rising and the series revival of 'Murphy Brown'.


2017 Home Again...Lillian

2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)...Julia

2016 Rules Don't Apply...Nadine Henly

2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)...The Closer
- Stop the Presses

2016 Pearl (TV Movie)...Pearl

2015 Battle Creek (TV Series)...Constance
- Mama's Boy (2015)

2015 Beautiful & Twisted (TV Movie)...Bernice

2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas...Donna Mitchler

2013 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)...Beth Henry
- Thanksgiving (2013)

2011 House M.D. (TV Series)...Arlene Cuddy

2010 The Romantics...Augusta Hayes

2009 Bride Wars...Marion

2005-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)...Shirley Schmidt

2008/I The Women...Catherine Frazier

2008 Sex and the City...Enid Frick

2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)...Judge Amanda Anderlee

2004 Law & Order (TV Series)...Judge Amanda Anderlee
- The Brotherhood (2004)

2002-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)...Enid Mead, Vogue / Enid Frick

2003 Footsteps (TV Movie)...Daisy Lowendahl

2003/I The In-Laws...Judy Tobias

2003 View from the Top...Sally Weston

2002 Sweet Home Alabama...Mayor Kate Hennings

2000 Miss Congeniality...Kathy Morningside

2000 Family Guy (TV Series)...Murphy Brown / Gloria Ironbox
- A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000)
- I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar (2000)

1988-1998 Murphy Brown (TV Series)...Murphy Brown

1997 Ink (TV Series)...Murphy Brown
- Murphy's Law (1997)

1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie)...Mary Horton

1994 Understanding Sex (TV Movie documentary)...Narrator (voice)

1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)...Murphy Brown
- The Keys (1992)

1987 Trying Times (TV Series)...Barbara
- Moving Day (1987)

1987 Mayflower Madam (TV Movie)...Sydney Biddle Barrows

1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie)...Ewa Berwid

1985 Stick...Kyle

1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)...Elaine Conti

1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)...Morgan Le Fay

1984 2010...SAL 9000 (voice, as Olga Mallsnerd)

1982 Gandhi...Margaret Bourke-White

1981 Rich and Famous...Merry Noel Blake

1979 Starting Over...Jessica Potter

1978 Oliver's Story...Marcie Bonwit

1978 A Night Full of Rain...Lizzy

1977 The Domino Killings,...Ellie

1975 The Wind and the Lion...Eden Pedecaris

1975 Bite the Bullet...Miss Jones

1974 11 Harrowhouse...Maren Shirell

1971 T.R. Baskin...T. R. Baskin

1971 The Hunting Party...Melissa Ruger

1971 Carnal Knowledge...Susan

1970 Soldier Blue...Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee

1970 Getting Straight...Jan

1970 The Adventurers...Sue Ann Daley

1968 The Magus...Lily

1967 The Day the Fish Came Out...Electra Brown

1967 Live for Lifel...Candice

1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)...Enid Toler
- The Rebels (1967)

1966 The Sand Pebbles...Shirley Eckert

1966 The Group...Lakey

To see Then & Now pictures of Candice Bergen, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Clayton Moore - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 09/14/1914 Died: 12/28/1999

Blair Brown - ALIVE
Born: 04/23/1946

Roy Dotrice - DEAD
Born: 05/26/1923 Died: 11/16/2017



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Muzaffar Hussain, 78, Indian journalist.
Ruud Lubbers, 78, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister (1982-1994), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2001-2005).
Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, Zimbabwean politician and opposition leader, Prime Minister (2009-2013), colorectal cancer.

Joseph Bonnel, 79, French footballer (Marseille, national team).
Scott Boyer, 70, American songwriter and musician (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Muscle Shoals).
Dobri Dobrev, 103, Bulgarian ascetic and philanthropist.
Tito Francona, 84, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles).
Ernest Hecht, 88, Czechoslovakian-born British publisher.
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, 83, French-born Danish royal, Consort (since 1972), complications from pneumonia.
Josefina Samper, 90, Spanish syndicalist, communist and feminist.
Harikumaran Thampi, 56, Indian actor, kidney ailment.
Nini Theilade, 102, Danish ballet dancer and choreographer (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo).
Klaasje van der Wal, 69, Dutch musician (Shocking Blue).

Marty Allen, 95, American actor and comedian (Allen & Rossi), complications from pneumonia.
Jean-Jacques Béchio, 68, Ivorian politician.
Janet Blachford, 79, Canadian author, cancer.
Bill Crider, 76, American novelist, cancer.
Giuseppe Galasso, 88, Italian historian and politician, Deputy (1983-1994).
Jef Geys, 83, Belgian artist.
Luo Haocai, 83, Chinese politician and legal scholar, chairman of China Zhi Gong Party.
Abdul Manan Ismail, 70, Malaysian politician, fall.
Grant McBride, 68, Australian politician, member of the Parliament of New South Wales (1992-2011), Alzheimer's disease.
László Melis, 64, Hungarian composer and violinist.
Fethia Mzali, 90, Tunisian politician.
Daryle Singletary, 46, American country music singer ("I Let Her Lie", "The Note", "Amen Kind of Love").
Mogau Tshehla, 26, South African footballer, traffic collision.
Françoise Xenakis, 87, French writer.

Vic Damone, 89, American pop singer ("On the Street Where You Live", "You're Breaking My Heart"), complications from respiratory illness.
Jon D. Fox, 70, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district (1995-1999), cancer.
Parbati Ghose, 85, Indian actress and filmmaker.
Asma Jahangir, 66, Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer, President of SCBAP (2010-2012) and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran (since 2016), heart attack.
Joseph MacNeil, 93, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Saint John (1969-1973), Archbishop of Edmonton (1973-1999).
Jan Maxwell, 61, American actress and singer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies, Gossip Girl), meningitis complicated from breast cancer.
Des Moroney, 82, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player and coach (Leksand, Västerås, Örebro).
Juozas Preikšas, 91, Lithuanian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Panevežys (1989-2002).
Tom Rapp, 70, American singer-songwriter (Pearls Before Swine).
John Nanzip Shagaya, 75, Nigerian politician, Minister of Internal Affairs (1985-1990), traffic collision.
Sir Nicholas Shehadie, 92, Australian rugby union player (Randwick, New South Wales, national team), Lord Mayor of Sydney (1973-1975).
Chris Stockwell, 60, Canadian politician, Ontario MPP (1990-2003) and Speaker (1996-1999), cancer.
Sun Shu, 84, Chinese geologist, Director of the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Art Van Elslander, 87, American businessman, founder of Art Van, cancer.
Qazi Wajid, 87, Pakistani actor (Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Dhoop Kinare) and radio personality, heart attack.

Advent Bangun, 66, Indonesian karateka and actor (The Devil's Sword), diabetes.
Sir Alan Battersby, 92, British organic chemist.
Russell Beck, 76, New Zealand museum director (Southland Museum and Art Gallery), sculptor, and pounamu expert, cancer.
Jeff Bell, 74, American political consultant, presidential speechwriter and politician.
Troy Blakely, 68, American music executive and talent manager (Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Poison), cancer.
Tina Louise Bomberry, 52, Canadian Mohawk actress (North of 60).
Sir Lawrence Byford, 92, British police officer and author, Chief Inspector of Constabulary (1983-1987).
Bevan Congdon, 79, New Zealand cricketer (Central Districts, Canterbury, national team).
Antoine Culioli, 93, French linguist.
Michiko Ishimure, 90, Japanese writer, complications from Parkinson's disease.
Tamio Kawachi, 79, Japanese actor (Story of a Prostitute, Tokyo Drifter, Gappa: The Triphibian Monster), cerebral infarction.
Donald Mark, 91, American judge (New York Supreme Court).
William Merriweather Peña, 99, American architect.
Myroslav Popovych, 87, Ukrainian philosopher.
Ron Scott, 74, American publicist (David Hasselhoff, Mindy Cohn, John Stamos), complications from pneumonia.
V. Joseph Thomas, 76, Indian police chief.

Ray Baum, 62, American politician and lobbyist (NAB), member of the Oregon House of Representatives (1988-1996), cancer.
Peter Hill Beer, 89, American judge (Eastern District of Louisiana).
Reg E. Cathey, 59, American actor (The Wire, House of Cards, Fantastic Four), Emmy winner (2015), lung cancer.
Dolores Crow, 86, American politician and legislator, member of the Idaho House of Representatives (1982-2006).
Jim Garrett, 87, American football player (BC Lions), coach (Columbia Lions) and scout (Dallas Cowboys).
John Gavin, 86, American actor (Psycho, Spartacus, Imitation of Life) and diplomat, Ambassador to Mexico (1981-1986), pneumonia.
Nebojša Glogovac, 48, Serbian actor (Klopka), cancer.
István Hevesi, 86, Hungarian water polo player, Olympic champion (1956).
Jóhann Jóhannsson, 48, Icelandic film composer (The Theory of Everything, Arrival, Sicario).
Bernard Koura, 94, French painter.
Mordechai E. Kreinin, 88, Israeli-born American economist.
Alfonso Lacadena, 53, Spanish Mesoamerican epigraphist and academic (Complutense University of Madrid), cancer.
Robert W. Lichtwardt, 93, Brazilian-born American mycologist.
Craig MacGregor, 68, American bass guitarist (Foghat), lung cancer.
Neill McGeachy, 75, American college basketball coach (Duke University) and athletic director (Lenoir-Rhyne University).
Liam Miller, 36, Irish footballer (Manchester United, Sunderland, national team), pancreatic cancer.
Wally Moon, 87, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers), World Series champion (1959, 1963, 1965).
Henryk Niedzwiedzki, 84, Polish boxer, Olympic bronze medalist (1956).
"Sunshine" Sonny Payne, 92, American radio presenter (KFFA).
Bruno Rossetti, 57, Italian sport shooter, Olympic bronze medalist (1992).
Anne Treisman, 82, British psychologist.

Ben Agajanian, 98, American football player (New York Giants).
Zarnigar Agakisiyeva, 72, Azerbaijani actress.
Jarrod Bannister, 33, Australian javelin thrower, Commonwealth Games champion (2010).
Paul Danblon, 86, Belgian journalist and composer.
Agenor Girardi, 66, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of União da Vitória (since 2015).
Marie Gruber, 62, German actress (Go Trabi Go, The Lives of Others, The Reader), lung cancer.
Algia Mae Hinton, 88, American blues singer and guitarist.
Maurice Cecil Mackey, Jr., 89, American academic administrator, President of Michigan State University (1979-1985).
John Martinkovic, 91, American football player (Green Bay Packers, New York Giants).
Khalid Mehsud, Pakistani terrorist, drone strike.
Valerii Postoyanov, 76, Russian Olympic sport shooter (1972).
Ebony Reigns, 20, Ghanaian singer, traffic collision.
Carlos Robles Piquer, 92, Spanish diplomat and politician, Minister of Education and Science (1975-1976), Senator (1983-1987) and MEP (1986-1999).
Gary Seear, 65, New Zealand rugby union player (Otago, New Zealand Colts, national team), cancer.
Lovebug Starski, 57, American rapper and disc jockey, heart attack.
Sandra L. Townes, 73, American judge (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York), cancer.