Candice Bergen turns 70 today, and I think we should just all bow down to her brilliance.
Yes, she came from privilege, I will admit. But, she did have a dummy/puppet-thing for a sibling, so I think the Universe did a good job of leveling things out a bit.
My personal CB (I like to think I would call her that if we hung out at some darkened bar, shared sacred memories, sipping a cool martini, while some guy wearing a groovy tux played Sinatra tunes on a baby-grand piano in the corner) favorite cinematic moments include:
*Her horrendous singing, but stylish clothes, in the Burt Reynolds film, Starting Over. When she belts out (using the term loosely), Better Than Ever, it is a comedic highlight (Stephanie Mills sings it for real as the credits run, and I am telling you I like it so much I have it in my Playlist).
*The early Murphy Brown years. It tapered off as time went on, but those early years were yummy to watch. Great ensemble.
*Stealing the show in that Gwyneth Paltrow bomb, View from the Top.
*Going head-to-head with Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine and William Shatner in the classic, Miss Congeniality (the first one, the only one that counts).
*Her bit part in the first (and the only one that should have been made), Sex and the City movie.
So, happy birthday to the Queen of Movies (she deserves the title, okay?).
I hope she kept that creepy Charlie McCarthy, just to take him out of his case every now and then to talk trash.
Now, that would make for a super-fun 70th birthday party ice-breaker. If only I had some "people" to contact her "people."