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Sarah Bernhardt (I) (1844–1923)


This celebrated star of the French stage had a sporadic love-hate affair with early cinema. After her film debut in Le duel d'Hamlet (1900) she declared she detested the medium; yet she consented to appear in another film, La Tosca (1909). Upon seeing the results, she reportedly recoiled in horror, demanding that the negative be destroyed. Her ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Paris, France

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Other Works:

Stage and vaudeville actress.

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 50 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 28 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Madame Sarah Bernhardt

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked, following an amputation, whether she would be retiring] What's a leg? See more »

Trivia:

While playing "La dame aux camélias" in an American theater, in front of a very noisy and boisterous audience she said: "If they don't keep quiet I'll die in the second act". See more »

Nickname:

The Divine Sarah See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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