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Bernice H. Berlin
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1902
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: May 22, 2002
Alamo
Contra Costa County
California, USA

BERLIN BERNICE Was born April 4, 1902 at home on McAllister St. in San Francisco. A fourth generation San Franciscan, she vividly remembered the 1906 quake recalling how her bed spun around and the horse-drawn fire engines raced past her home. After the quake, her family moved to Oakland. She attended Lakeview Elementary, was in the first graduating class of Oakland Technical High School and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1923. After graduation, she began her career as a stage actress in Oakland theaters, most notably playing with Leo Carillo in the play "Lombardi Ltd.". Bernice was discovered in 1928 by radio talent scout Wilda Wilson Church, who arranged a microphone test for her at KGO. Later hired by NBC radio, her first important role was as Ethyl in the West Coast radio drama "Jack & Ethel". She played in most of the early radio dramas by Carlton E. Morse, and in 1932 debuted as "Hazel Barbour", "One Man's Family", which was set in San Francisco and was to become the longest running serial in American radio. She played Hazel for 27 years, from 1932 until 1959. In 1926, she married A. Brooks Berlin, a noted San Francisco attorney, her husband of 54 years. She died May 22nd at her home in Alamo, California, at the age of 100 years, and is survived by her son, Berwin Brooks Berlin of Lafayette, CA, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30th at 11:00 at the mausoleum chapel in the Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland. Donations may be made in the name of Mrs. Bernice H. Berlin to the San Francisco Opera's Program or to the Children's Hospital Foundation in Oakland, CA. CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES OAKLAND (510)654-0123 "Service of Marked Distinction" www.chapelofthechimes.com.

Alameda Times-Star 5/29/02.
 
 
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Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Mar 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25606860
Bernice H. Berlin
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Bernice H. Berlin
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I have some record of Bernice being the daughter of Robert BERWIN (1876-1946) who was the son of Pincus BERWIN (1827-1897) and Helena. Pincus was one of four brothers from the Posen area.
- Dan Brockman
 Added: Aug. 21, 2010

- Browneyes
 Added: Mar. 29, 2008
God bless...rest in peace.
- Travelingal
 Added: Mar. 29, 2008
 
 
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