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Job Actress
Years active 1862-1922
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Sarah Bernhardt Overview:

Actress, Sarah Bernhardt, was born Henriette-Rosine Bernard on Oct 23, 1844 in Paris, France. Bernhardt died at the age of 78 on Mar 26, 1923 in Paris, France .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Bernhardt was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Sarah Bernhardt Facts
The rosewood coffin that she sometimes slept in was lined with letters from her lovers.

Her only child, son Maurice Bernhardt, was born 1864; his father was Belgian Prince Henri de Ligne. Shortly before Maurice's wedding his father, the Prince de Ligne, told Maurice that he was prepared to officially recognise him and offered him his name and a substantial fortune. Maurice replied that as his mother had raised him single-handedly and had made such great sacrifices in the process he preferred to remain a "Bernhardt". An amusing event followed soon after. Maurice accompanied his father to la Gare du Nord to catch his train. There was an unusually long line and his father refused to wait. The Prince de Ligne demanded entry stating: "I am the Prince de Ligne". The platform controller was rather unimpressed and said he had never heard of him and told Prince Henri to take his place at the back of the line. Maurice then came forth and declared he was the son of Sarah Bernhardt. They were immediately ushered through. Maurice is alleged to have told his father that he hoped he now realised that the name "Bernhardt" also had its advantages.

Another of her strange tastes was collecting chairs, that she used to buy everywhere filling with them all the homes she lived in. After a flight on a balloon she wrote a book entitled "Dans les nuages, impressions d'une chaise" (= "In clouds, impressions of a chair")

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