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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah BernhardtAKA Henriette Rosine Bernard

Born: 22-Oct-1844
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 26-Mar-1923
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Buried, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: France
Executive summary: French theatre actress

An illegitimate child of Jewish parents, Sarah was sent to a Catholic convent to be educated. Her mother Julie became the mistress of the Duc de Morny, Napoleon III's half brother. His support enabled her to enter the Conservatoire de Musique et Déclamation. Oscar Wilde wrote Salome for her. She was one of very few women to ever play the lead role in Hamlet. Her leg was amputated in 1915, but she continued to star in stage roles until her death in 1923.

Father: Edouard Bernhard
Mother: Julie van Hard
Son: Maurice Bernhardt
Boyfriend: Charles-Joseph-Eugene-Henri (father of Maurice)

    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Amputee



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