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Bernice Claire (1906–2003)


As a singer of light opera, Bernice Claire could be called the trailblazer for Jeanette MacDonald. In the year 1930, Claire and Alexander Gray were "the" operetta duo of talking pictures. Bernice Claire Jahnigen was born March 22, 1909 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Jahnigen (later mistranscribed as Jahnigan). Her ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Song of the Flame Aniuta, The Flame
(1930)
Kiss Me Again Mlle. Fifi
(1931)
No, No, Nanette Nanette
(1930)
Numbered Men Mary Dane
(1930)

Filmography

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 1938 Forget-Me-Knots (Short)
Bernice
 1937 The Pretty Pretender (Short)
 1936 Between the Lines (Short)
The Southern Girl
 1935 Two Hearts in Harmony
Micky
 1935 The Love Department (Short)
Beatrice Blair
 1935 Meet the Professor (Short)
 1934 The Flame Song (Short)
Anita
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Bernice Claire - Singer (song 'Ah - But Is It Love')
 1932/I The Red Shadow (Short)
Margot Fontaine
 1931 Kiss Me Again
Mlle. Fifi
 1930 Top Speed
Virginia Rollins
 1930 Numbered Men
Mary Dane
 1930 The Song of the Flame
Aniuta, The Flame
 1930 Spring Is Here
Betty Braley
 1930 No, No, Nanette
Nanette
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Trailer: Appeared (as herself) in a special trailer for Numbered Men (1930).

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Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Parents:

Adolph Jahnigen | Clara Sternitzky
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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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