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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 Just Looking (1999), Broadway Damage (1997) and Frankenhooker (1990). She was married to Edward Bernheim. She died on March 30, 2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Just Looking
Just Looking Mrs. Glantz
Broadway Damage
Broadway Damage Tourists
Frankenhooker Elizabeth's Grandmother
Commandments Sylvia Andrew


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 1990-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Leah Glaser / Landlady
- Evil Breeds (2004) ... Leah Glaser
- Subterranean Homeboy Blues (1990) ... Landlady
 1999 Just Looking
Mrs. Glantz
 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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: Plays Frieda in "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" play by Charles Busch (Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA). 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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