In the follow-up to Knock Wood, her bestselling engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography, Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom.
A Fine Romance begins with Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
A Fine Romance will be released on April 7, 2015 by Simon and Schuster.
Candice Bergen photographed by David Bailey, 1970
Murphy Brown series finale
Edgar Bergen, the celebrated ventriloquist, with puppet Charlie McCarthy, and his daughter Candice 1966. Candice Bergen has said she was jealous of the puppet, Charlie McCarthy, as a child. He had his own room.
I am marrying the greatest man I have ever known and loved.
“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”
Candice Patricia Bergen | Born May 9, 1946