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Pearl Wellman Bernhardt
Birth: Feb. 3, 1910
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
Death: Jan. 29, 1947
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Pearl Argyle (Wellman) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1910. She studied with Rambert and Legat and made her debut in 1926 with Rambert's company. Then became ballerina with the Camargo Society. Principal dancer with Vic-Wells Ballet 1935-38. She was an early muse to Ashton and created roles in his Facade and Lady of Shalott (1931). She was not a strong technician but noted for her outstanding beauty, especially her exquisite hands and arms. In 1938 she married a film director and moved to America, where performed in several Broadway musicals. She died sadly of a sudden cerebral hemorrhage while visiting her husband in New York. 
Family links: 
  Curtis Bernhardt (1899 - 1981)*
  Stephen Bernhardt (1937 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried under her married name of Pearl Bernhardt
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Acacia Garden, Lot 241, Space 1
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Record added: Nov 26, 2003
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