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Barney Bernard

Barney Bernard (1877–1924) was an American stage and screen actor. Bernard always looked older than he was which allowed him to play aging ethnic Jewish characters. He established an onstage partnership with Alexander Carr and the two starred in the successful play Potash and Perlmutter beginning in 1913. Prior to the 'Potash' success, Bernard was in the first Ziegfeld Follie revue, Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 and had also appeared in a few stage musicals with Al Jolson, La Belle Paree (1911) w/Kitty Gordon, Vera Violetta (1911) w/Gaby Deslys, The Whirl of Society (1912) w/Jose Collins.

Bernard died in March 1924 while preparing to costar with Carr in the sequel to their film version of Potash and Perlmutter(1923)(which was filmed at Ft. Lee New Jersey), to be called In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter. Actor George Sidney was brought in to replace Bernard as Abe Potash. He was no relation to actor Sam Bernard.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 17, 1878 (Rochester), Died March 21, 1924 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17337 10-in. 3/17/1916 Cohen at the telephone Barney Bernard Monologue speaker  
Victor B-17338 10-in. 3/17/1916 Goldstein goes in the railroad business Barney Bernard Monologue speaker  
Victor B-18869 10-in. 12/22/1916 Cohen's second handi[n]g car Barney Bernard Monologue speaker  
Victor B-18870 10-in. 12/22/1916 Rashkind at the movies Barney Bernard Monologue speaker  
Victor [Trial 1916-02-25-07] Not documented 2/25/1916 Cohen at the telephone Barney Bernard Monologue speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernard, Barney," accessed June 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106605.

Bernard, Barney. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106605.

"Bernard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 June 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106605

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