Marcheline Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950. She was an American actress.
Biography and Career
Marcheline Bertrand was born in Riverdale, Illinois. She was a daughter of Lois June and Rolland F. Bertrand. She had a brother, Raleigh Bertrand, and a sister Debbie Bertrand. She was of French-Canadian. In 1965, Bertrand's family moved to Beverly Hills from the Chicago so she continued with her studies at Beverly Hills High School.
During her early years as an actress Bertrand studied with Lee Strasberg. Many years later her daughter would study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
In1993, besides her acting career Bertrand also started working as a producer. She was the executive producer of a documentary Trudell, about Native American activist John Trudell. It was show
n at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
Marcheline Bertrand married to an actor Jon Voight, in1971. The couple had two children: actor James Haven and actress Angelina Jolie. Bertrand and Voight separated in 1976 and filed for divorce in 1978, which was finalized in 1980. In 1978, Bertrand met documentary filmmaker Bill Day and they lived together for 12 years in Beverly Hills and New York City.
Numerous miscarriages ended their hopes of having their own children. As business partners in Woods Road Productions, they developed a film project called Amazonia and sold it to film director Ridley Scott.
Angelina Jolie credited her mother rather than her famous father for getting her involved with acting, in one of her interview on Inside the Actor's Studio. In 2007, in her interviews with both Marie Claire and Larry King Live her daughter Angelina Jolie stated that the name of her second son, Pax, was chosen out of a list of names picked by Bertrand just before her death. Further she said that she saw the joy her mother had in doing things for others. It was never like something she had to do.
She had a real joy.
On January 27, 2007, Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer in Los Angeles, California. Her children, Angelina Jolie and James Haven, and Jolie's domestic partner, Brad Pitt, were at the hospital at the time of her death.
Birth Name: Marcia Lynne Bertrand
Birth: May 9, 1950
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