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Date of Birth 2 December 1916Poland
Date of Death 12 March 2014Miami, Florida, USA  (heart failure)
Nicknames Annie
Chana
The American Girl
The Polish Ava Gardner
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anne G. Sterling (married name, Anne G. Bergman) was a Polish born actress and dancer, who performed in Europe and the United States. She acted in Yiddish movies and stage shows, and later in motion pictures in Hollywood, California. Noted for her strikingly beautiful looks, former heavyweight boxing contender Herman Weiner dubbed her, " The Polish Ava Gardner." While living in California, she met movie stars Don Ameche, Eddie Cantor, Mickey Rooney, and Sabu. Bergman usually played a Gypsy girl in such horror films as The Wolfman, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, and House of Frankenstein. Also had uncredited parts in such films as Hollywood Canteen, Stage Door Canteen, Thank Your Lucky Stars and The Sky's The Limit, Anne ended her entertainment career in 1946, when she married U.S. Army war hero, Sgt. Hyman "Hank" Bergman (Awarded the Silver Star Medal). After moving to Miami Beach, Florida in the 1950s,she worked as an extra in the Jerry Lewis film, The Bellboy. Later, she managed the career of her only child, her son, kick-boxer/actor 'Sherman "Big Train' Bergman'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David "Rosie" Rosenberg

Spouse (1)

Hyman "Hank" Bergman (1946 - 1 June 2010) (his death) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Usually wore dark sunglasses.

Trivia (8)

Knew actors Eddie Canter, George Raft, Mickey Rooney, and Sabu.
Knew former-Heavyweight Boxing Contender, Herman Weiner.
Polish born actress. Imigrated to the United States and lived in New York City, Baltimore, Hollywood (California), and Miami Beach. Had a brief career in U.S. films from 1939-1946.
Her son is kick-boxer Sherman "Big Train" Bergman, the only fighter to have knocked down Jean-Claude Van Damme in a sanctioned match.
Married World War II hero, Sgt. Hyman "Hank" Bergman (U.S. Army).
She was the manager for her son, Sherman (Big Train) Bergman.
During World War II, she volunteered at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, visiting and cheering up, wounded soldiers.
In August 1946, she married U.S. Army war hero, Sgt. Hyman "Hank" Bergman in Annapolis, Maryland.

Personal Quotes (1)

You're alive! Be happy!

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