Sarah Bernhardt cigar box label

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Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)
Birth Name: Henriette Rosine Bernard
1st inset: Fedora...2nd inset: Hamlet

French actress who achieved worldwide stardom in tragic roles.   Sarah played both female and male roles on stage.  A few of her credits: Fedora (1882), Theodora (1884), La Tosca (1887), Cleopatre (1890) and La Sorcière (1903).   She is reputed to have slept in a coffin and owned a pet tiger.

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