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The daughter of famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen made her career as a dramatic actress in such films as 1965's "The Group" and 1966's "The Sand Pebbles," but she has found her true calling in comedy.
The blond, blue-eyed Bergen got a chance to strut her comedic stuff with funny results way back in 1975 when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. Then in 1979 -- sporting darker locks -- she received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her amusing turn as a budding composer in "Starting Over." Bergen, 62, became a true comedic superstar -- and the recipient of five Emmys -- on the long-running CBS comedy series "Murphy Brown" as the acerbic, difficult and competitive recovering alcoholic anchor-reporter on a TV newsmagazine. She's also appeared in several feature comedies, including "Miss Congeniality," and currently brings her wry comedic sensibility to the role of a high-powered attorney on ABC's "Boston Legal."