Sam Bernard

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Sam Bernard
As Herman Schultz in "The Girl and the Wizard"
Photo Library of Congress
Born Sam Barnet
(1863-06-05)5 June 1863
Birmingham, England
Died 16 May 1927(1927-05-16) (aged 63)
Aboard ship on Atlantic Ocean
Years active 1900-1927
Spouse(s) Lizzie Reardon
Florence Deutsch

Sam Bernard (5 June 1863 in Birmingham, England - 16 May 1927) was a renowned stage, film and vaudeville star. He also performed comic opera and burlesque.

Life and career[edit]

At the beginning of his acting career in vaudeville, Bernard went by Samuel Barnet, which was his given name; he changed his surname to 'Bernard' as he considered it "more ethnic." He began to explore acting in motion pictures in 1915, after he was signed to the Triangle Film Corporation.

Bernard was one of the first stars to collaborate with Weber & Fields, and was also reported to have performed with the historic Lucier Comedy Company.

He died of apoplexy while aboard the SS Columbus after its departure from New York en route to Europe.[1]

Acting credits[edit]

Selected plays:

  • The Man in the Moon (1899)
  • Hoity Toity (1901)
  • The Girl from Kays (1904)
  • The Rollicking Girl (1905)
  • The Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer (1906)
  • Nearly a Hero (1908)
  • The Girl and the Wizard (1909)
  • He Came from Milwaukee (1910)
  • All for the Ladies (1912)
  • The Belle of Bond Street (1914)
  • The Century Girl (1916)
  • Friendly Enemies (1918)
  • As You Were (1920)
  • Music Box Revue (1923)[2]

Some of the movies he was featured in include:

  • A Janitor's Wife's Temptation (1915)
  • Because He Loved Her (1915)
  • Fatty And The Broadway Stars (1915)
  • Poor Schmaltz (1915)
  • The Great Pearl Tangle (1916)
  • Call A Cop (1921)
Casino Theatre - 1900
Sam Bernard appeared here
in "The Girl and the Wizard" - 1909


  1. ^ Sam Bernard Dies On Atlantic Liner The Gazette, Montreal, 19 May 1927 via Google News Archive. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  2. ^ Cullen, Frank, et al. Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in ..., Volume 1, p. 101 (2006)

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