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Christopher Bernau
Birth: Jun. 2, 1940
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1989
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. He will be remembered for playing ‘Philip Todd’ in the supernaturally- themed serial “Dark Shadows” (1969) and as the villainous ‘Alan Spaulding’ in the soap opera “Guiding Light” (1977 to 1988). Born Herbert Augustine Bernau, his father was a physiotherapist, Christopher was enthralled with movies as a child and the prospect of growing up to become an actor. During his high school years, he acquired performance experience in plays and continued his training at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his degree in Drama. After moving to New York City during the early 1960s, he became a cast member of a Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Anthony and Cleopatra in 1962. This was followed by a role in a traveling production of Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” He would go on to greater acclaim in TV for his work on both “Dark Shadows” and “Guiding Light”. Bernau, among one of the earliest openly gay soap opera actors died from a heart attack. At the time of his death he was suffering from complications brought on by AIDS. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert Herman Bernau (1898 - 1971)
  Emma Vercellino Bernau (1909 - 1992)

Cause of death: AIDS related 
Inscription:
Beloved Son
Emma and Herbert
 
Burial:
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 15, 2002
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