Sarah Bernhardt (; c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known". Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah".
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... He also met Sarah Bernhardt through a childhood friend, the famed actor Jean Mounet-Sully, and, according to historian and childhood friend Gustave Schlumberger, they briefly became lovers yet remained ... opera singer Georgette Leblanc, the actress Rejane, the widow of Georges Bizet, Sarah Bernhardt, and Emma Sedelmeyer Fischof ... – probably because of their mutual friendship with Bernhardt – to paint a painting for the wall of his Hospital Lourcine ...
... Prior to his transfer, he was introduced to Sarah Bernhardt by her half-sister, Jeanne, shortly before the summer of 1881 ... Jeanne spoke to Bernhardt of Damala, and Bernhardt felt simultaneously repelled and fascinated by the perspective of meeting the most notorious man in Paris ... Madame Pierre Berton, who wrote a biography for Sarah Bernhardt, remarks the following "It was inevitable that Bernhardt, the famous actress, and Damala, the equally notorious bon-viveur ...
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... a string of books about the silent film era Sarah Bernhardt in the Theater of Films and Sound Recordings (McFarland 2003) The First Female Stars Women of the Silent Era (Greenwood Praeger 2004 ... David published Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, as well as launched a new mystery series featuring detective Margot Cranston, including the ... years, I researched the life and work of Sarah Bernhardt in order to produce the first ever in-depth account of her work in motion pictures and on sound recordings, a part of the Divine Sarah’s work ...
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“The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.”
—Sarah Bernhardt (18451923)
“... actors of the first water are not more plentiful than playwrights of genius.”
—Sarah Bernhardt (18451923)
“Its hard enough to adjust [to the lack of control] in the beginning, says a corporate vice president and single mother. But then you realize that everything keeps changing, so you never regain control. I was just learning to take care of the belly-button stump, when it fell off. I had just learned to make formula really efficiently, when Sarah stopped using it.”
—Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)