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Date of Birth 25 June 1890Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date of Death 15 December 1955Hollywood, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameNora Dorothy Bernard

Mini Bio (1)

Dorothy Bernard was born on June 25, 1890 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as Nora Dorothy Bernard. She was an actress, known for The Girl and Her Trust (1912), One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912) and The Two Paths (1911). She was married to A.H. Van Buren. She died on December 15, 1955 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

A.H. Van Buren (5 July 1909 - 15 December 1955) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Screen and stage actress.
Also appeared in "Jonsey" series, 1909.
Dorothy Bernard's daughter, Marjorie van Buren (1910-1997), known by all as "Midge" became the very first employee of the Screen Actors Guild in July 1933. Actor Kenneth Thomson hired her, and she remained with the Guild until the end of 1975.
Dorothy Bernard also toured with Frank("The Wizard of Oz") Morgan in the stage play "The Man Who Came Back" in 1918/1919.
Dorothy Bernard spent her childhood years in Portland, Oregon where she was a child actress, and her father, William, worked as a manager for a stock company. D.W. Griffith also worked with her father.

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