Bernhardt, Sarah


Bernhardt, Sarah
(1844-1923)
   actor
   Born Rosine Bernard in Paris, sarah Bernhardt, one of the most celebrated actors of her time, made her debut at the comédie-française. After acting there, she founded her own company and toured in many countries. At home, she appeared at the odéon and other Parisian theaters. Her portrayals in Phèdre (1874), Hernani (1880), La Dame aux camélias and L'Aiglon (1900) have become famous.
   she also appeared in several motion pictures (La Tosca, 1906; Adrienne Lecouvreur, 1913; La Voyante, 1923). Known as "La Divine Sarah," Bernhardt was world renowned not only for her acting, voice, beauty, celebrated lifestyle, and many eccentricities but also for her charitable works.

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  • BERNHARDT, SARAH — (Rosine Bernard; 1844–1923), French actress. Fathered by a Frenchman (Edouard Bernard), she was the eldest of three illegitimate daughters born to Judith Van Hard, a Dutch Jewish music teacher. When Sarah was ten years old she was sent to the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — orig. Henriette Rosine Bernard born Oct. 22/23, 1844, Paris, France died March 26, 1923, Paris French actress. The illegitimate child of a courtesan, she was encouraged to pursue a theatrical career by one of her mother s lovers, the duke de… …   Universalium

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — (1844 1923)    Actress. Born Henriette Rosine Bernard, Sarah Bernhardt was probably the greatest stage actress of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Born of French and Dutch Jewish parents, she was sent to a convent school and… …   Guide to cinema

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — (1844 1923)    Actress. Born Henriette Rosine Bernard, Sarah Bernhardt was probably the greatest stage actress of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Born of French and Dutch Jewish parents, she was sent to a convent school and… …   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — (1844 1923)    Undoubtedly the most celebrated actress in the world for much of her career, the divine French actress with the golden voice made nine American tours between 1880 and 1918. She docked in New York on 27 October 1880 for her first… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Bernhardt,Sarah — Bern·hardt (bûrnʹhärt , bĕr närʹ), Sarah. Originally Henrietta Rosine Bernard. Known as “the Divine Sarah.” 1844 1923. Library of Congress French actress. Considered the romantic and tragic actress of her day, she first achieved fame for her… …   Universalium

  • Bernhardt, Sarah —  (1844–1923) French actress, called the Divine Sarah ; born Henriette Rosine Bernard …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — (1844 1923)    French actress. She was baptized at an early age. She began her career at the Comedie Francaise in 1862; in 1866 she joined the Odeon theatre. In 1872 she returned to the Comedie Francaise and later toured Europe, the United States …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Bernhardt, Sarah — ► (1844 1923) Seudónimo de Henriette Rosine Bernard, actriz francesa de origen judío. Debutó en la Comédie Française. * * * orig. Henriette Rosine Bernard (22/23 oct. 1844, París, Francia–26 mar. 1923, París). Actriz francesa. Hija ilegítima de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BERNHARDT, SARAH —    a dramatic artiste, born in Paris; of Jewish descent, but baptized as a Christian; distinguished specially as a tragédienne; of abilities qualifying her to shine in other departments of the profession and of art, of which she has given proof;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia


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