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Also Known As: Died: May 9, 1986
Born: October 30, 1923 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Swarthy character player, best remembered as Tevye in the long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Bernardi played gangster types or slow-thinking, good-natured schmoes in occasional feature comedies and dramas including "A Cold Wind in August" (1961), "Irma La Douce" (1963), and "The Front" (1976). A busy voice-over artist as well, Bernardi was much in demand for cartoon characters, as with his Charlie the Tuna of TV commercials fame.

Swarthy character player, best remembered as Tevye in the long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Bernardi played gangster types or slow-thinking, good-natured schmoes in occasional feature comedies and dramas including "A Cold Wind in August" (1961), "Irma La Douce" (1963), and "The Front" (1976). A busy voice-over artist as well, Bernardi was much in demand for cartoon characters, as with his Charlie the Tuna of TV commercials fame.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I-Man (1986) Art Bogosian
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 Million Dollar Face, The (1981) Nick Ravenna
4.
 The Front (1976) Phil Sussman
5.
 No Deposit, No Return (1976) Sergeant Turner
6.
 Journey Back to Oz (1974) Voice
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 Sandcastles (1972) Alexis
9.
 No Place to Run (1972) Hyam Malsh
10.
 The Honey Pot (1967) Oscar Ludwig
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Earliest films include the Yiddish-language "Green Fields" (1937) and "Yankel the Shoemaker" (1939)
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Starred on Broadway as Tevye in the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof"
1968:
Returned to Broadway to star in the title role of the musical, "Zorba"

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brother:
Jack Bernardi. Actor.

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