She is the daughter of internationally-renowned ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Charlie McCarthy was the star. "To have a world-famous dummy as a brother and be referred to until now as Charlie McCarthy's sister -- it has an impact," said Bergen.
"My father used to warn me about being beautiful," she said. "And when I was, like, 10 years old he said, 'You know, Candie, it's the beautiful women who commit suicide.' So I never had any vanity about it because I always saw it as being fatal basically!