Dorothy Bernard
Date of Birth
Jul 25, 1890
Birth Place:
Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Although her name for years remained unknown to moviegoers, brunette Dorothy Bernard was one of the first American film stars. A member of the original Biograph stock company and thus predated Mary Pickford and the Gish sisters. Bernard enjoyed an immense popularity in tandem with Florence Lawrence and John Compson in the company's Jonesy comedies. A South African by birth, Bernard had made her...