Dorothy Bernard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dorothy Bernard


Date of Birth: 25-Jun-1890

Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 14-Dec-1955

Profession: actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Dorothy Bernard

  • Dorothy Bernard (June 25, 1890 ÔÇô December 14, 1955) was an American actress of the silent era.
  • She appeared in 87 films between 1908 and 1956. She was born Nora Dorothy Bernard in Port Elizabeth, British Cape Colony, now part of South Africa, to William H Bernard and Roy Elizabeth Ayrd.
  • Her father was from Auckland, New Zealand, and her mother was born in Sligo, Ireland.
  • Although her birth date is listed as July 25, 1890 in many biographies, her death certificate and U.S.
  • passport both state her birth date as June 25, 1890.
  • An only child, she spent her formative years in Portland, Oregon where her father, William H.
  • Bernard (1864ÔÇô1915), worked as a stock company manager and was a well-respected actor.
  • As a child actress, Bernard appeared in several plays in Portland under "Dot Bernard" in the Baker Theater Company.
  • Her stepmother, actress Nan Ramsey, also appeared in several productions.
  • In 1905, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, and her father accepted a position to manage the Balasco theater.
  • She was married to fellow actor, A.H.
  • Van Buren (1879ÔÇô1965), on July 5, 1909 in Washington D.C., and they had a daughter named Marjorie "Midge" Van Buren born on June 30, 1910 in Jamaica, New York.

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