Louis Malle died at 63 on Thanksgiving Day 1995.
Working, she says, kept her sane -- and rich. Candice was then the highest-paid actor in television, man or woman. "I went to a lot of trouble to keep it quiet," she said, "but it was a lot of money."
She made news, too -- real news when Murphy became an unwed mother, and the Vice President of the United States disapproved, suggesting the show glamorized unwed-motherhood.
Her own mother was glamorous. Frances Bergen died in 2006. Candice describes their relationship as fraught.
Pauley asked, "Was there competition between the two of you?"
"Yeah. I mean, I got everything she wanted so it was very difficult for her. She could sing very well, and that was sort of what she held onto - 'She can't sing!'"
As they got older, the competition fell away. "The competition was almost completely gone when I had Chloe," said Bergen, "because it was just such a gift for her to have this adorable granddaughter."
She and her father were not as close as they appeared. She never heard him say I love you. And when Edgar Bergen died in 1978, Candice wasn't mentioned in his will. She still doesn't know why not, but speculates:
"I was acting out adolescence in print at a very early age, and I often embarrassed my parents," she said. "But I said something that was very hurtful to my father, and I think that he just slid the bolt."
Charlie McCarthy, the puppet, did get a bequest. "I quoted the part of the will that I can never get over," said Bergen: "'To Charlie McCarthy, from whom I have never been separated even for a day.' You know, I also have a perverse kind of pride that I had the weirdest upbringing of anyone I know!"
Seventeen years ago, romance returned unexpectedly. In June of 2000 Candice married real estate developer and philanthropist Marshall Rose.
"I just thought I trust this man completely and by dessert I was sort of in his pocket," Bergen laughed.
In 2004 she returned to television in another hit, "Boston Legal."
Then, two years later, she suffered two small strokes.
Pauley asked, "How do you know when you're having a stroke?"
"I was nauseous and then when I got up I had no equilibrium and I was lurching and I couldn't stand up straight."
"No. I mean, for a few weeks there were. Now I'm good. But I know that right now I could suddenly just keel over."
"Are you thinking about your mortality?"