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Dorothy Millette Bern
Birth: Mar. 15, 1886
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1932
Walnut Grove
Sacramento County
California, USA

Dorothy Millette was the common-law wife of Paul Bern. Dorothy became ill and was cared for in a sanitorium. In 1932, Paul Bern married Jean Harlow in a much publicized wedding. On September 5, 1932, two months after the wedding, Bern was found dead in his Hollywood home. Dorothy was a passenger on the Delta King river boat but disappeared the night of September 6. Her body was soon found in Georgiana Slough (near Walnut Grove). Mendel Silberberg, the attorney for Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) gave the coroner instructions to bury Millette and send him the bill. Apparently, there was no funeral at that time, and her grave was unmarked (no headstone) for nearly a year before Herman Koch and Chester Gannon were able to raise funds to give Dorothy a proper headstone and funeral. 
 
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  Paul Bern (1889 - 1932)
 
Burial:
East Lawn Memorial Park
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: Placer Section, Row 63, Grave 61
GPS (lat/lon): 38.56172, -121.44948
 
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Record added: Jul 14, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3154
Dorothy <i>Millette</i> Bern
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Dorothy <i>Millette</i> Bern
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- Morris & Arlyss
 Added: Dec. 16, 2016
Whatever the story was regarding this woman's passing....she deserves to remain resting in peace. Thinking of you, Dorothy.🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲Annette Galletti
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 Added: Dec. 16, 2016

- MKEEE
 Added: Sep. 5, 2016
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