Marcheline Bertrand
American actress and producer
Marcheline Bertrand
Marcia Lynne "Marcheline" Bertrand was an American actress and producer. She also co-founded the All Tribes Foundation, to culturally and economically benefit Native Americans, and the Give Love Give Life organization, to raise public awareness of women's cancers. Bertrand was the former wife of actor Jon Voight and the mother of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56.
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Angelina Jolie Says She And Brad Pitt Are 'Dorky' Parents
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are Hollywood veterans, who also happen to be kind of "dorky." In an interview with WSJ. Magazine, Jolie discusses writing, directing and starring in her new film "By the Sea" and being a parent alongside her husband, Brad Pitt. Pitt, who is her "By the Sea" co-star, was also interviewed and said his wife starts out a day off by taking the kids out. "This is the most important 'to do' of the day," Pitt said. "No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all.  She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh. I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage." Jolie echoed her husband’s "goof" sentiment by describing herself and Pitt as "dorky" parents. They also play an active role in the lives of their six children, who range from 7 to 14 years old. "We wake up, we make breakfast. In our domestic life, we’re Mom and Dad," she said. "And often we’re dorky Mom ...
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Jolie's emotional acceptance speech
CNN - over 3 years
The Academy Award-winning actress paid an emotional tribute to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 of ovarian cancer.
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Angelina Jolie Joins Brad Pitt At 'World War Z' Premiere
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LONDON — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stepped out together Sunday at the premiere of zombie thriller "World War Z" – Jolie's first public appearance since announcing last month that she had undergone a double mastectomy. The couple walked a black, rather than red, carpet at the world premiere Sunday of the big-budget film, which stars Pitt as a United Nations employee battling to save the world from a zombie apocalypse. The pair wore complementary black outfits as they signed autographs for fans in Leicester Square. Jolie told reporters she felt great, and had "been very happy to see the discussion of women's health expanded" by her announcement. Jolie revealed last month in an op-ed piece for The New York Times that she had had her breasts removed after discovering she has an inherited genetic mutation that puts her at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer at 56, and the actress' aunt died of ...
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Should You Get BRCA Gene Testing?
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The death of Angelina Jolie’s aunt, Debbie Martin, has once again highlighted the genetic risk of breast cancer. Martin, 61, was the younger sister of Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died from ovarian cancer at the age of 56. Martin’s  death comes  two weeks after...        
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Angelina Jolie
MSN Specials - almost 5 years
Next to "Liv Tyler", "Angelina Jolie" is the only actress of her generation who can thank her famous father for the lips that have become her trademark. The actress was born Angelina Jolie Voight to the pillow-lipped "Jon Voight" and actress Marcheline Bertrand on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles. Raised mostly by her mother after her parents divorced while she was still a baby, Jolie moved around a lot with her mother and brother. She also did a fair amount of traveling as a professional model, living in such... [more]
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Angelina Jolie
MSN Specials - almost 5 years
Next to "Liv Tyler", "Angelina Jolie" is the only actress of her generation who can thank her famous father for the lips that have become her trademark. The actress was born Angelina Jolie Voight to the pillow-lipped "Jon Voight" and actress Marcheline Bertrand on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles. Raised mostly by her mother after her parents divorced while she was still a baby, Jolie moved around a lot with her mother and brother. She also did a fair amount of traveling as a professional model, living in such... [more]
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Jon Voight takes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's brood to the park - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
After the death of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand in 2007, Voight repeatedly attempted to make contact with her. But it was only in 2009 after some persuasion from partner Brad that the star agreed to a reconciliation. One big happy family: Brad
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Angelina Jolie Lived With Her Boyfriend at 14! - SAFM (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She reveals her late mother Marcheline Bertrand took a pretty liberal view to parenting, but it all worked out. "One of my boyfriends lived with me at my mum's house when I was just 14. It was the smartest thing my mother could have done because,
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Female Celebrity Tattoos - becomegorgeous.com
Google News - over 5 years
the letter 'M' on the right palm of her hand stands for her deceased mother Marcheline Bertrand. - a quote below her navel "quod me nutrit me destruit" which means "what nourishes me also destroys me". - an Arabic tattoo on her right forearm which
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A.Jolie: sulaukus 14-os motina man leido gyventi civilinėje santuokoje - DELFI
Google News - over 5 years
Šokiruojančias naujienas ji atskleidė žurnalistams pasakodama apie savo motiną Marcheline Bertrand. Anot A. Jolie, pirmą kartą su gyvenimu santuokoje jai teko susidurti vos ne vaikystėje: aktorė pradėjo gyventi civilinėje santuokoje sulaukus vos
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Angelina Jolie : Elle vivait en couple dès ses 14 ans ! - Gossy
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Elle s'appelait Marcheline Bertrand (d'où le nom de sa fille Vivienne Marcheline), et est malheureusement décédée prématurément d'un cancer en 2007 à l'âge de 56 ans. Un traumatisme pour l'actrice qui semble tenir son ouverture d'esprit de cette mère
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Angelina Jolie's Mom Pulled a Classic Parenting No No - The Stir
Google News - over 5 years
Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, let a 14-year-old Angie play happy families with her boyfriend. They lived in Bertrand's house "like a married couple." And here I thought parents who think it's OK for their kids to have sex under their roof were ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marcheline Bertrand
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 56
    Bertrand and Trudell worked to organize strategic support in the music and film community for Johanna's Law, legislation to fund national outreach and education about the signs and symptoms of gynecological cancers, which was signed into law on January 12, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details To benefit the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a second Give Love Give Life concert was held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles in February 2007, a month after Bertrand died from cancer.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 48
    Bertrand, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999, also founded the Give Love Give Life organization with Trudell; their objective was to raise public consciousness about ovarian and other gynecological cancers through the use of music.
    More Details Hide Details The first Give Love Give Life concert was held in February 2004 at The Roxy in West Hollywood.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 32
    Bertrand then turned her attention toward producing. In 1983, she founded Woods Road Productions with her then-partner, Bill Day.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Bertrand was the executive producer of the documentary Trudell, which chronicles the life and work of her partner, John Trudell, a Santee Sioux musician and activist. Trudell was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival. Bertrand and her partner, John Trudell, founded the All Tribes Foundation, to support the cultural and economic survival of Native peoples. By 2007, the foundation had issued over $800,000 in grants to reservation-based programs that strengthen tribal ways of life and safeguard a future for Native communities. On International Women's Day in 2003, Bertrand and Trudell produced a benefit concert for Afghan women refugees in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
    The following year, Bertrand played her final film role in the 1983 comedy The Man Who Loved Women, a remake of the 1977 French film of the same name.
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  • 1982
    Age 31
    A decade later, she appeared in a minor role in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out, a film co-written by and starring her former husband, Jon Voight.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    Bertrand filed for divorce in 1978, which was finalized in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Following her legal separation from Voight, Bertrand began a relationship with documentary-filmmaker Bill Day. They lived together for eleven years, but never married. During her later life, Bertrand was in a relationship with activist and musician John Trudell. At the time of her death, Bertrand had three grandchildren by her daughter. Another granddaughter, who was born the following year, was given the middle name "Marcheline" in her honor.
  • 1971
    Age 20
    Bertrand married actor Jon Voight on December 12, 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Following a miscarriage in 1972, they had two children, James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975). Both children became actors. Bertrand and Voight separated in 1976, publicly citing Voight's adultery.
    During her early years as an actress, Bertrand studied with Lee Strasberg. In 1971, she played Connie in the episode "Love, Peace, Brotherhood and Murder" on the fourth season of the television show Ironside.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 14
    In 1965, Bertrand's family moved from the Chicago area to Beverly Hills, California, where she attended Beverly Hills High School from sophomore year through graduation.
    More Details Hide Details Bertrand's father was of French Canadian descent, and her mother was of Dutch and German ancestry, with ancestors who had immigrated to the United States in the mid-19th century. Bertrand claimed to be of Iroquois ancestry through her father's line, although her only known Native American ancestor is a Huron woman born in 1649 in present-day Quebec. According to her daughter, Bertrand was often wrongly identified as a French actress because of her name; she said, "My mom is as far from French Parisian as you can get. She grew up in a bowling alley that my grandparents owned."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1950.
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