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 Pearl <I>Wellman</I> Bernhardt

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Pearl Wellman Bernhardt

  • Birth 3 Feb 1910 Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Death 29 Jan 1947 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Acacia Garden, Lot 241, Space 1
  • Memorial ID 8130109

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.

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Gravesite Details Buried under her married name of Pearl Bernhardt
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  • Added: 26 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8130109
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pearl Wellman Bernhardt (3 Feb 1910–29 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8130109, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Medora (contributor 46589192) .