Dorothy <I>Millette</I> Bern

Dorothy Millette Bern

Indiana, USA
Death 6 Sep 1932 (aged 46)
Walnut Grove, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Plot Placer Section, Row 63, Grave 61
Memorial ID 3154 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 3154
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Millette Bern (15 Mar 1886–6 Sep 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3154, citing East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .