Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Frances Patricia Beck to Val Bisoglio
Shirl Bernheim Biography (1921-)
Born c. 1921. Career: Actress. Also appeared in numerous television commercials.
- Auntie Maya, Dear Mr. Wonderful,1982
- Third woman/woman in white veil, Anna,1987
- Mahjong lady, The Laserman,1990
- Elizabeth's grandmother, Frankenhooker, Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1990
- Russian lady, I'm Not Rappaport, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
- First old lady, Sudden Manhattan, Phaedra Cinema, 1997
- Tourist, Broadway Damage, Jour de Fete Films, 1997
- Sylvia Andrew, Commandments, Gramercy Pictures, 1997
- Polly, the Prize Lady, The Cheap Show, syndicated, c. 1978
- Also appeared as Mrs. Pappas, Guiding Light.
- Landlady, "Subterranean Homeboy Blues," Law & Order, NBC, 1990
- Also appeared as Pearl, The Sopranos, HBO; in Love, Sydney;
Found Money; and Hangin' In.
The Old Lady's Guide to Survival, Lamb's Theatre, New YorkCity, 1995
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ethel Barrymore Theater, NewYork City, 2000
- Also appeared as Miss Lynch, Grease, Broadway production; Duenna and Mother Margaret, Cyrano de Bergerac, Syracuse Stage; Ouiser, Steel Magnolias; Sophie Greengrass, Social Security, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; in The Old Lady's Guide to Survival, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre; George Washington Slept Here, Pittsburgh Public Theatre; The Man Who Came to Dinner, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Over the River and Through the Woods, Berkshire Theatre Festival.
- Appeared as Miss Lynch, Grease; Duenna and Mother Margaret, Cyrano de Bergerac.
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