Sarah Bernhardt

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Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt by Paul Nadar (crop).jpg
Bernhardt around 1878
BornRosine Bernardt
c. 22 October 1844(1844-10-22)[1]
Paris, Fraunce
Died26 Mairch 1923(1923-03-26) (aged 78)
Paris, Fraunce
Years active1862–1922
Hauf-marrae(s)Ambroise Aristide Damala (m. 1882–1889)
SignaturSarah Bernhardt signature.svg

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt];[2] c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 Mairch 1923) wis a French stage an early film actress.

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  1. She wis baptised in 1857, when she wis aboot 12, but the record is missin. A birth date taken frae a certificate o a baptism conductit at the age o 12 would nae be reliable as a primary soorce, an could anly be uised tae corroborate ither evidence. (In The Art of High Drama, a Professor Ockman describes findin an "unidentified newspaper clippin" in the Bibliothèque de la Comédie Française in Paris, which included a copy o a baptismal certificate sayin Bernhardt wis born on 25 September 1844.) It haes been claimed that "Bernhardt sometimes celebrated her birthday on 23 October", althou thare is no verification o this claim. Bernhardt's 1907 autobiography Ma double vie (My Double Life) made no reference tae her date o birth.
  2. Her ain pronunciation, listen e.g. tae on YouTube