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Sara Berner (I) (1912–1969)

This accomplished voice actress with an ear for accents, first made her mark on Jack Benny's radio program in the dual role of wisecracking, gum-chewing telephone operator Mabel Flapsaddle and Jack's plumber girlfriend Gladys. Brunette Sara Berner's real name was Lillian Herdan and she was born in Albany, New York, in January 1912. Her family ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rear Window Woman on Fire Escape
Chilly Willy Chilly Willy
The Jack Benny Program Mabel Flapsaddle / Slim Finger Sara
Carrie Mrs. Oransky


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 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Shuffler Woman
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Shuffler Woman
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
- In a Deadly Fashion (1959) ... Landlady
 1959 North by Northwest
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
The Receptionist
- A Marriage of Strangers (1959) ... The Receptionist
 1959 Yukon Have It (Short)
Chilly Willy (voice, as Sarah Berner)
 1956 Spring Reunion
Paula Kratz
 1956 Millionaire Droopy (Short)
Spike's Laugh (uncredited)
 1956 Hold That Rock (Short)
Chilly Willy (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Room and Wrath (Short)
Chilly Willy (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Egg and Jerry (Short)
Baby Woodpecker (uncredited)
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- The Cop and the Anthem (1955) ... Woman
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Woman Shopper
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Woman Shopper
 1955 Artists and Models
Mrs. John Stilton (uncredited)
 1955 Hot and Cold Penguin (Short)
Chilly Willy (singing voice, uncredited)
 1952-1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Mabel Flapsaddle / Slim Finger Sara
- Massage and Date with Gertrude (1955) ... Mabel Flapsaddle
- Entire Cast Show (1954) ... Mabel Flapsaddle
- Liberace Show (1954)
- Humphrey Bogart Show (1953) ... Slim Finger Sara
- Cafe Skit (1952) ... Mabel Flapsaddle
 1955 The Naked Street
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Dancing Lessons (1954) ... Lulu
 1954 Rear Window
Woman on Fire Escape
 1953 Chilly Willy (Short)
Chilly Willy (singing voice)
 1953 Chilly Willy (TV Series)
 1953 The Saturday Night Revue (TV Series)
Minor Role
- None Provided (1953) ... Minor Role
 1952 Rock-a-Bye Bear (Short)
Spike Laughing (uncredited)
 1952 Carrie
Mrs. Oransky
 1952 Smitten Kitten (Short)
Toots (uncredited)
 1951 Space Patrol (TV Series)
- The Legend of Wild Man's Ridge (1951) ... Sara
 1950 Garden Gopher (Short)
Spike's Laugh (voice)
 1950 The Hank McCune Show (TV Series)
 1949 Speaking of Animals in Fun on the Farm (Short)
Cow (voice)
 1949 Oboler Comedy Theatre (TV Series)
- Ostrich in Bed (1949)
 1949 Wags to Riches (Short)
Spike's Laugh (uncredited)
 1949 Doggone Tired (Short)
Operator (uncredited)
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Voice on Tape (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Cat-Tastrophy (Short)
Owner (voice)
 1949 Hatch Up Your Troubles (Short)
Baby Woodpecker (uncredited)
 1949 City Across the River
 1949 Goggle Fishing Bear (Short)
Octopus Scream (voice)
 1948 Jiggs and Maggie in Court
Mae West Type Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Hare Splitter (Short)
Daisy Lou (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Gay Intruders
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short)
Cobina Rabbit / Girl Rabbits (voice, uncredited)
 1947 King-Size Canary (Short)
Canary (uncredited)
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Woman (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Slap Happy Lion (Short)
Emaciated Miniature Crocodile / Lion Scream (uncredited)
 1947 Uncle Tom's Cabaña (Short)
Boy (uncredited)
 1947 Up'n Atom (Short)
Lady Cat Puppet (uncredited)
 1947 Backlash
Dorothy - the Maid
 1946 Speaking of Animals Be Kind to Animals (Short)
Camel / Cow (voice)
 1946 Speaking of Animals in the Post War Era (Short)
Goose / Camilla the Cow (voice)
 1946 Wife Wanted
Agnes (uncredited)
 1946 Speaking of Animals No. Y6-1: Stork Crazy (Short)
Cat Mother / Dachshund Mother / Camel Mother / ... (voice)
 1946 Fair and Worm-er (Short)
Dog Catcher's Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Jasper's Derby (Short)
Jasper (voice)
 1946 Bacall to Arms (Short)
Laurie Be-Cool / Mother in Law (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Hollywood Daffy (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1946 The Hick Chick (Short)
Daisy / Nurse Red / Female Chick (uncredited)
 1946 Hush My Mouse (Short)
Sniffles (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Hollywood Canine Canteen (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Apple Andy (Short)
Angel (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Baby Bottleneck (Short)
Mama Gorilla (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Lonesome Lenny (Short)
Lady (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Quentin Quail (Short)
Baby Toots (uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short)
Mrs. Aldrich / Swooning Girls (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Speaking of Animals: From A to Zoo (Short)
Wallaby / Baby Deer (voice)
 1945 Speaking of Animals: In a Musical Way (Short)
Hen / Baby Cow / Lion (voice)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Elevator Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Nasty Quacks (Short)
Agnes (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Wild and Woolfy (Short)
Red (uncredited)
 1945 Simple Siren (Short)
Mermaid (uncredited)
 1945 Jasper's Close Shave (Short)
Jasper (voice)
 1945 The Bashful Buzzard (Short)
Mamma Buzzard (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Swing Shift Cinderella (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood / Cinderella / Fairy Godmother (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Jerry Mouse (voice, uncredited)
 1945 A Gruesome Twosome (Short)
Girl Cat (uncredited)
 1945 It's Murder She Says... (Short)
Anopheles Annie's Pal (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Mouse Comes to Dinner (Short)
Toots (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Short)
Lou (uncredited)
 1945 Behind the Meat-Ball (Short)
Dog's Owner (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Life with Feathers (Short)
Sylvester's Owner / Sweetypuss (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Jasper Tell (Short)
Jasper (voice)
 1945 Tokyo Woes (Short)
Tokyo Rose (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Return of Mr. Hook (Short)
Shoo-Shoo (uncredited)
 1945 The Screwy Truant (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood (uncredited)
 1944 Speaking of Animals as Babies (Short)
Mother Cat / Mother Chihuahua / Baby Swan / ... (voice)
 1944 Who's Who in Animal Land (Short)
Giraffe / Singing Cows (voice)
 1944 Mouse Trouble (Short)
Female Mouse Toy (uncredited)
 1944 Puttin' on the Dog (Short)
Spike Screaming / Jerry's Barks (uncredited)
 1944 Big Heel-Watha (Short)
Minnie Hot-Cha (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Booby Hatched (Short)
Mama Duck (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Plane Daffy (Short)
Hatta Mari (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Censored (Short)
Sally Lou's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Tangled Travels (Short)
Ladies (voice)
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short)
Chickens (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Dream Kids (Short)
Dream Girl (uncredited)
 1944 The Zoot Cat (Short)
Jerry Mouse / Girl Cat (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Herring Murder Mystery (Short)
Screaming Fish (voice)
 1944 Polly Wants a Doctor (Short)
Polly's Owner / Doris the Music Selector (uncredited)
 1943 Baby Puss (Short)
Jerry / Little Girl (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Tom and Jerry (TV Series short)
- Baby Puss (1943) ... Jerry
 1943 An Itch in Time (Short)
A. Flea (singing voice, uncredited)
 1943 Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! (Short)
Mirandy (voice)
 1943 One Ham's Family (Short)
Mother Pig (uncredited)
 1943 He Can't Make It Stick (Short)
Adolf's Wife / German Ladies / German Children (uncredited)
 1943 Who Killed Who? (Short)
Cuckoo Bird / Maid (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Red Hot Riding Hood (Short)
Red / Tall and Short Cigarette Girls (uncredited)
 1943/II Swing Your Partner (Short)
Daisy May (voice, uncredited)
 1943 The Boy and the Wolf (Short)
Boy / Lambs (voice)
 1943 The Unbearable Bear (Short)
Sniffles / Mama Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Pigs in a Polka (Short)
First Little Pig (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Speaking of Animals in South America (Short)
Female Parrot / Stork #2 (voice)
 1942 Ding Dog Daddy (Short)
Female Dog (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Helen (uncredited)
 1942 Road to Morocco
Mabel (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Daffy Duckaroo (Short)
Daisy June (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Hep Cat (Short)
Bird / Cat Puppet (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Swing Shift (Short)
Hippo (uncredited)
 1942 The Gullible Canary (Short)
Canary Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Blitz Wolf (Short)
The First Two Pigs (uncredited)
 1942 Eatin' on the Cuff or the Moth Who Came to Dinner (Short)
Honey Bee / Dancehall Girls (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Squawkin' Hawk (Short)
Mama Hawk (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Pigeon Patrol (Short)
Daisy May (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Foney Fables (Short)
Mother (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (Short)
Mama Buzzard (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Wacky Blackout (Short)
Cow / Mother Bird (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Speaking of Animals and Their Families (Short)
Hippo Mother / Owl Mother / Skunk Mother / ... (voice)
 1942 Cinderella Goes to a Party (Short)
Cinderella / Fairy Godmother / SIsters (voice)
 1942 Daffy's Southern Exposure (Short)
Carmen Miranda (voice)
 1942 The Wild and Woozy West (Short)
Lady on Phone (voice)
 1942 Mother Goose on the Loose (Short)
Mother Goose (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Horton Hatches the Egg (Short)
Mayzie / Elephant Bird (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Aloha Hooey (Short)
Leilani (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Porky's Pooch (Short)
Rover's Carmen Miranda Impersonation (voice)
 1941 Red Riding Hood Rides Again (Short)
Red Riding Hood (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Pantry Panic (Short)
Birds (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Cagey Canary (Short)
Old Woman (voice)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Mrs. Goldfarb (uncredited)
 1941 Speaking of Animals in the Zoo (Short)
Wallaby / Baby Deer (voice)
 1941 Robinson Crusoe Jr. (Short)
Snucks (uncredited)
 1941 The Crystal Gazer (Short)
Little Girl (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Henpecked Duck (Short)
Mrs. Daffy Duck / Hen / Divorce Court Crowd (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Speaking of Animals Down on the Farm (Short)
Various (voice)
 1941 The Merry Mouse Cafe (Short)
Ms. Pepe LeMouse (voice)
 1941 We, the Animals - Squeak! (Short)
Kansas City Kitty (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Andy Panda's Pop (Short)
Mama Panda (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Woody Woodpecker (Short)
Bird (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Alley Cat (Short)
Society Cat (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Kitty Gets the Bird (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Tom Thumb's Brother (Short)
Pee-Wee (voice)
 1941 Hollywood Steps Out (Short)
Greta Garbo / Coat Check Girl / Henry Fonda's Mother / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Farm Frolics (Short)
Mama Pig (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Goose Goes South (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Trial of Mr. Wolf (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood / Grandma (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Porky's Preview (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Hysterical High Spots in American History (Short)
Brandy, Kerdina (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short)
Cobina Cow / Can Can Dancers / Gorilla's Mother (uncredited)
 1941 Mouse Trappers (Short)
Mama Panda (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Mrs. Ladybug (Short)
Mrs. Ladybug (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Paunch 'n' Judy (Short)
Baby Snooks (voice, uncredited)
 1940 The Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series short)
Andy Panda / Chilly Willy (1953) (voice, as Sarah Berner)
 1940 Knock Knock (Short)
Andy Panda (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Recruiting Daze (Short)
Screaming Bomb (uncredited)
 1940 Gallopin' Gals (Short)
Haybag (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Holiday Highlights (Short)
Little Girl (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Prehistoric Porky (Short)
Triceratops (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Crazy House (Short)
Andy Panda / Echos (uncredited)
 1940 Calling Dr. Porky (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Farmer Tom Thumb (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Malibu Beach Party (Short)
Mary Livingstone / Baby Snooks (voice)
 1940 Patient Porky (Short)
Switchboard Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Ye Olde Swap Shoppe (Short)
Kids (voice)
 1940 A Gander at Mother Goose (Short)
Mistress Mary - Little Miss Muffet (voice, uncredited)
 1940 The Hardship of Miles Standish (Short)
Grandson - Priscilla (voice, uncredited)
 1940 The Bear's Tale (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood (voice, uncredited)
 1940 100 Pigmies and Andy Panda (Short)
Andy Panda (uncredited)
 1940 Confederate Honey (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Kittens' Mittens (Short)
Cat Mother (voice)
 1940 Andy Panda Goes Fishing (Short)
Fish (voice)
 1939 The March of Time (Short)
Various (voice)
 1939 Peace on Earth (Short)
Baby Squirrel (uncredited)
 1939 Mother Goose in Swingtime (Short)
Mother Goose / Martha Raye / Greta Garbo (voice, uncredited)
 1939 The Sleeping Princess (Short)
Good Fairy (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Fagin's Freshman (Short)
Mama Cat (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Fresh Fish (Short)
Starfish (voice, uncredited)
 1939 The Good Egg (Short)
Mama Hen (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Life Begins for Andy Panda (Short)
Mama Panda (voice, uncredited)
 1939 The Little Lost Sheep (Short)
Little Bo Peep / Genevieve / Sara Jane / ... (uncredited)
 1939 Land of the Midnight Fun (Short)
Chicken (voice, uncredited)
 1939 The Autograph Hound (Short)
Greta Garbo / Shirley Temple / Bette Davis / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1939 The Charm Bracelet (Short)
Girl on Phone (uncredited)
 1939 Dangerous Dan McFoo (Short)
Sue (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Nell's Yells (Short)
Nell (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Lucky Pigs (Short) (voice)
 1939 Porky's Movie Mystery (Short)
Phone Operators (voice)
 1939 Hamateur Night (Short)
Flea / Juliet Hen (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (Short)
Katharine Hepburn / Martha Raye / Greta Garbo / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short)
Katherine Hepburn Chick / Fat Lady (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Daffy Doc (Short)
Switchboard Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Bowl (Short)
Katharine Hepburn / Martha Raye / Various (voice, uncredited)
 1938 A Feud There Was (Short)
Woman with Coffee / Chicken (voice)
 1938 Queen's Kittens (Short)
Girl on Phone (voice)
 1938 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short)
Fairy Godmother (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Barnyard Romeo (Short)
 1938 Porky the Fireman (Short)
Mabel the Fat Lady (voice, uncredited)
 1938 A Star Is Hatched (Short)
Emily (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Sneezing Weasel (Short)
Mama Hen (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Hero Agency (Short)
Porky's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Short)
Louella Possums / Martha Bray / Various (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Double Trouble (Short)
Petunia Pig (voice, uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Short)
Petunia Pig (voice, uncredited)
 1937 She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (Short)
Bette Savis / Little Oscar / Barking Woman / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1937 I Only Have Eyes for You (Short)
Katie Canary (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Little Boy Blue (Short)
Little Bo Peep / Sheep (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Broken Toys (Short)
Girl Doll (uncredited)
 1935 Three Orphan Kittens (Short)
Little Girl (voice)
 1935 The Three Bears (Short)
Goldilocks / Mama Bear / Baby Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Mary's Little Lamb (Short)
Mary / Teacher (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Big Bad Wolf (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood / Grandma (voice, uncredited)
 1933 I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (Short)
Greta Garbo / Zasu Pitts / Mae West (voice, uncredited)
 1933/I I Like Mountain Music (Short)
Co-Ed (voice, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Record: Vocals on Spike Jones record "Tennessee Waltz". See more »

Alternate Names:

Sarah Berner


Milton Rosner  (divorced)  (1 child)

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