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Shirl Bernheim (1921–2009)

Shirl Bernheim was born on September 21, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Shirley Raphael. She was an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), Frankenhooker (1990) and Commandments (1997). She was married to Edward Bernheim. She died on March 30, 2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Guiding Light
Guiding Light Mrs. Pappas #1 (1991)
Frankenhooker Elizabeth's Grandmother
Commandments Sylvia Andrew
Just Looking
Just Looking Mrs. Glantz


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 1990-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Leah Glaser / Landlady
- Evil Breeds (2004) ... Leah Glaser
- Subterranean Homeboy Blues (1990) ... Landlady
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series)
- Down Neck (1999) ... Pearl
 1998 Anima
 1997 Broadway Damage
 1997 Commandments
Sylvia Andrew
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Russian Lady
 1996 Sudden Manhattan
Old Lady #1
 1990 Frankenhooker
Elizabeth's Grandmother
 1990 Mathnet (TV Series)
Mrs. Gearloose
- The Case of the Strategic Weather Initiative (1990) ... Mrs. Gearloose
 1988 Starting from Scratch (TV Series)
Mrs. Bloom
- Divorce, American Style (1988) ... Mrs. Bloom
 1988 The Laser Man
Mahjong lady
 1987 Anna
Woman #3 / Woman in White Veil
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Mrs. Pappas #1 (1991)
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 1978 The Cheap Show (TV Series)
Polly, the Prize Lady
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 2005 The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (Documentary)
The Allergist's Wife

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(February 22 to March 22, 1992) She played Shprintzy in Mayo Simon's play, "The Old Lady's Guide to Survival," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Lynn Cohen (Netty) in the cast. Alan Mandell was director. See more »

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Shirley Bernheim

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She is survived by her brother, Paul Raphael; sister-in-law, Norma Raphael; nieces, Karen Raphael and Amy Raphael; and her nephew, Mark Raphael.

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