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Sara Berner

Show Count: 7
Series Count: 6
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: January 12, 1912, Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: December 19, 1969, Van Nuys, California, U.S.

Sara Berner (January 12, 1912 – December 19, 1969) was an American film, television and radio actress. Her supporting roles included two for Alfred Hitchcock. She played the upstairs neighbor in the 1954 feature Rear Window. Her final film role as the uncredited voice of a telephone operator in the 1959 film, North by Northwest.

Early life

Born Lillian Herdan in Albany, New York, the first of the five children of Sam Herdan and Sarah Herdan (nee Berner).

Animation

Berner was also active as a radio and cartoon voice talent, working primarily with the Warner Bros. animation department but receiving no screen credit; all on-screen voice credits were given toMel Blanc at that time. Examples include the uncredited voice of Mama Buzzard in The Bashful Buzzard and Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid, the singing voice of one-time character A. Flea in the 1943 short, An Itch in Time and an uncredited role as the female voices in 1947's Book Revue. In the 1943 propaganda short Tokyo Woes, she voiced the titular character, modeled after Japanese radio announcer "Tokyo Rose".

She worked for the Walter Lantz studios as the title character in a number of Andy Panda shorts, as well as voicing Chilly Willy in his first film appearance. For MGM she voiced Jerry Mouse a few times, most notably in the fantasy dance sequence with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh.

Radio

As Mabel Flapsaddle, she was a series regular on radio's The Jack Benny Program. Her other radio work included roles on Arthur's Place (1947), Burns and Allen and The Baby Snooks Show.

Berner died in 1969. She was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.


 

Source: Wikipedia

Baby Snooks ShowBaby Snooks Show
Show Count: 151
Broadcast History: 29 February 1936 to 6 June 1936, 23 December 1937 to 25 July 1940, 5 September 1940 to 15 June 1944, 17 September 1944 to 28 May 1948, and 8 November 1949 to 22 May 1951
Cast: Lois Corbett, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lalive Brownell, Arlene Harris, Leone Ledoux, Alan Reed, Danny Thomas, Charlie Cantor, Ken Christy, Irene Tedrow, Frank Nelson, Ben Alexander, Lillian Randolph, Elvia Allman, Earl Lee, Sara Berner
Director: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Producer: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Burns & AllenBurns & Allen
Show Count: 160
Broadcast History: 15 February 1932 to 13 June 1934, 19 September 1934 to 24 March 1937, 12 April 1937 to 1 August 1938, 30 September 1938 to 23 June 1939, 4 October to 1939 to 26 June 1940, 1 July 1940 to 24 March 1941, 7 October 1941 to 30 June 1942, 6 October 1942 to 25 June 1945, 20 September 1945 to 23 June 1949 and 21 September 1949 to 17 May 1950
Sponsor: Robert Burns Panatella, White Owl Cigars, Campbell Soups, Grape Nuts, Chesterfield Cigarettes, Hinds Cream, Hormel Meats, Lever Brothers, Swan Soap, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Block Drugs
Cast: Gracie Allen, George Burns, Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Margaret Brayton, Sara Berner, Clarence Nash, Elliott Lewis, Mary Lee Robb, Richard Crenna, Joseph Kearns, Eric Snowden, Bea Benaderet, Hal March, Gerald Mohr, Marvin Miller, Wally Maher, Doris Singleton, Dawn Bender, Tommy Bernard, Gale Gordon, Hans Conried
Director: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye
Producer: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye
Gene Autry's Melody RanchGene Autry's Melody Ranch
Show Count: 29
Broadcast History: 7 january 1940 to 1 August 1943, 23 September 1945 to 13 May 1956
Sponsor: Wrigley’s Gum
Cast: Pat Buttram, Johnny Bond, Carl Cotner, Sara Berner, Frankie Marvin, Alvino Rey, eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely , Harry Lang, Jack Mather, Horace Murphy, Jerry Hausner
Producer: Bill Burch
Host: Gene Autry
Broadcast: 25th December 1941
Added: Dec 25 2010
Broadcast: 9th January 1942
Added: Jan 09 2011