Bernard (ne Bernhardt), Felix William 28.apr.1897-20.oct.1944 USA NY, New York Brooklyn - California, Los Angeles Hollywood
pianist, actor, studied music with his father, educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY, as pianist toured the US with Orpheum Keith Vaudeville Circuits, pianist in dance orchestras, formed his own band, produced vaudeville comedies, wrote for Sophie Tucker, Nora Bayes, Marilyn Miller, Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor, music supervisor for film companies, produced his own radio show, buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale California ; son of music teacher Charles J Bernhardt (Germany dec.1865-) and Anne Zindel (Russia dec.1873-) ; 10.mar.1917 he married Frances Geraldine Coffman (Ohio, Washington Court House 10.jun.1896-) ; 18.sep.1923 he married Lillian Cooper (New York City 12.oct.1901-), divorced 7.jan.1937

Title Parts

Winter Wonderland. Christmas song. 1934
lyrics Richard B. Smith
Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices / Carl Davis. Decca 414632

[] Dardanella. Song. 1919
London Sinfonietta / Simon Rattle. EMI 747991

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