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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 1 May 1917Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 19 May 1996Los Angeles, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameGiovanni Berardino
Nickname Bernie
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Major league baseball player, 1939-52; military service 1942-45; played second base and shortstop for the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Pittsburgh Pirates; lifetime batting average .249

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <jcd9s@virginia.edu>

Spouse (2)

Marjorie Binder (30 April 1971 - 19 May 1996) (his death) (2 children)
Jeanette Nadine Barritt (23 November 1941 - 1963) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Beradino was also a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians team that won the 1948 World Series. He retired from baseball and returned to acting after injuring his leg in 1953.
Made major league baseball debut on 22 April 1939.
Appeared in "Our Gang" comedy shorts as a child.
Served with the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II.

Personal Quotes (1)

. . . I had been contemplating leaving the game [baseball] as early as 1947 to concentrate on acting . . . most people don't realize that I was an actor long before I was a ballplayer. I was one of those brat actors in the "Our Gang" comedies . . . I always loved acting as a kid.

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