Sarah Bernhardt

woman and actor

Died aged c. 79

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [saʁa bɛʁnɑʁt]; born Henriette-Rosine Bernard; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils; Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rostand called her "the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture", while Hugo praised her "golden voice". She made several theatrical tours around the world, and was one of the first prominent actresses to make sound recordings and to act in motion pictures. She is also linked with the success of artist Alphonse Mucha, whose work she helped to publicize. Mucha would become one of the most sought-after artists of this period for his Art Nouveau style.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

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