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Marcheline Bertrand

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Remembered preferred as the mother of Hollywood A-List actress Angelina Jolie, she actually is also notable for having founded charities known as Give Love Provide Life as well as the All Tribes Foundation. Furthermore, she proved helpful as an celebrity and a manufacturer. After training beneath the renowned performing instructor Lee Strasberg, she made an appearance in the 1982 film Lookin’ to Obtain Out and within an event of the tv screen series Ironside. Tragically, in her mid-fifties, she dropped her fight to ovarian cancers. Her nine-year relationship to professional Jon Voight led to Angelina Jolie and Jolie’s professional sibling, James Haven. Following her divorce from Voight, she had long-lasting partnerships with filmmaker Bill Day and author and activist John Trudell. She died just 2 yrs after her daughter’s high-profile romance with Brad Pitt began.

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Full Name Marcheline Bertrand
Date Of Birth May 9, 1950
Died January 27, 2007, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Blue Island, IL
Profession Family Member
Education Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Spouse Tom Bessamra, Jon Voight
Children Angelina Jolie, James Haven
Parents Rolland F. Bertrand, Lois June Gouwens
Siblings Raleigh Bertrand, Debbie Bertrand
Movies The Man Who Loved Women
Star Sign Taurus

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1 (January 27, 2007) Died after an almost eight-year battle with ovarian cancer and breast cancer at the age of 56.
2 Was in a relationship with Bill Day from 1978 to 1989. She had a couple of miscarriages.
3 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 25, a daughter Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jon Voight.
4 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a son James Haven Voight on May 11, 1973. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jon Voight.
5 Had younger brother & sister - Raleigh Bertrand & Debbie Martin (née Bertrand; 1952-May 26, 2013, died from breast cancer at the age of 61).
6 Oldest of 3 children in family of Rolland F. Bertrand (June 11, 1923-April 8, 1985) & Lois June Bertrand (née Gouwens; February 4, 1928-November 11, 1973, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 45).
7 Former mother-in-law of Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
8 After her divorce from actor Jon Voight, she involved herself Native American causes. Part Iroquois Indian, she and daughter Angelina Jolie started a foundation for Native American people.
9 Godparents of her daughter Angelina are Maximilian Schell and Jacqueline Bisset.
10 Grandmother to daughter Angelina Jolie's children, Maddox Jolie-Pitt (aka Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt), Zahara Jolie-Pitt (aka Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt) and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (aka Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt). She left $100,000 in trust for each at her death in 2007. Her twins Knox and Vivienne, fathered by Brad Pitt, and adopted child with Pitt, Pax, do not share in Bertrand's estate.
11 Ex-sister-in-law of Chip Taylor.
12 Of French-Canadian and Native American (Haudenosaunee Iroquois) descent.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Loved Women 1983 Girl
Lookin' to Get Out 1982 Girl in Jeep
Ironside 1971 TV Series Connie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trudell 2005 Documentary executive producer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Herself

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