Sarah Bernhardt
(1844-1923)

woman and actress

Died aged c. 79

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", and is regarded as one of the finest actors of all time. Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s, at the beginning of the Belle Epoque period, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a sublime dramatic actress and tragedienne, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah". In her later career she starred in some of the earliest films ever produced.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

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Le 25 Octobre 1844 ici naquit Sarah Bernhardt gloire de notre theatre. Cette plaque a ete apposee le 25 Octobre 1944 par le soins de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, qui a porte ce jour-la le nom de Sarah Bernhardt a travers le Monde, ou Sarah Bernhardt porta si haut le nom de la France

English translation: Here on 25 October 1844 was born Sarah Bernhardt, glory of our theater. This plaque was affixed on October 25, 1944 by the French Broadcasting Corporation, which carried that day the name of Sarah Bernhardt throughout the World, or Sarah Bernhardt carried so high the name of France

Rue de L'École de Médecine, Paris, France where they was born (1844)

Harrogate Theatre. Opened on 13 January 1900 as the Grand Opera House, designed by F.A. Tugwell, with a fine foyer frieze by Frances Darlington added later, the building was refurbished in the mid 1970s and 2007-9 and is home to theatrical activities that have flourished in Harrogate since the 1760s. Performers who have appeared here include Sarah Bernhardt, Mrs Patrick Campbell, Charlie Chaplin, Sonia Dresdel, Trevor Howard, George Robey, Ellen Terry, Arnold Ridley, Fats Waller, Ken Dodd, Martin Shaw, Ben Kingsley and Eddie Izzard. Home of the White Rose Players 1933-1955.

Oxford Street, Harrogate, United Kingdom where they performed

Sarah Bernhardt laid the foundation stone of this building 1904

41-43 Wardour Street, W1D 6PY, London, United Kingdom where they was (1904)

Sarah Bernhardt laid the foundation stone of this building 1904

Wardour St, London, United Kingdom where they laid the foundation stone near (1904)

Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House. This magnificent theatre opened in 1878 its transformative renovation in 2005-2008 included the creation of the Howard Assembly Room as an inspiring performance venue. Stars who have appeared here include: Henry Irving Sarah Bernhardt, Marie Lloyd, Laurence Olivier, Julie Andrews, Margot Fonteyn, Frankie Vaughan, John Tomlinson and Josephine Barstow. In 1978 it became the home of Opera North. Architects: George Corson and James Watson.

46 New Briggate LS1 6NZ, Leeds, United Kingdom where they performed