FYI: Catching Up with the Cast of Murphy BrownFor 10 seasons Murphy Brown and the rest of the wacky staff of FYI entertained us and taught us some important lessons. (How do you feel about single mothers now, Dan Quayle?)Â For example: never take a job as Murphyâ€™s secretary.Â But where is the cast now?Â This just inâ€¦ By Tom Hardej
Then: Before Murphy Brown, Candice Bergen already had an impressive career: famous father, fashion model, Oscar-nominee (Starting Over, 1979), but it was with Murphy that she made her lasting marking on pop culture.Â She was smart, she was brash, she tackled the big issuesâ€”not only was she a recovering alcoholic, but she also became a single mother, much to Dan Quayleâ€™s chagrin, and also battled breast cancer on the showâ€”but she couldnâ€™t keep a secretary to save her life. (She had 93 in all!)Â Bergen earned an impressive five Emmy awards for the role before officially taking herself out of consideration, you know, to give some other people a shot!