Sara Berner

Biography

Sara Berner (January 12, 1912 – December 19, 1969) was an American Jewish actress in films, animation and radio. Her supporting roles included two for Alfred Hitchcock. She played the upstairs neighbor in the 1954 feature Rear Window with her final film role as the uncredited voice of a telephone operator in the 1959 film, North by Northwest. Berner was also active as a radio and cartoon voice talent, working primarily with the Warner Bros. animation department but receiving no screen credit; all on-screen voice credits were given to Mel Blanc at that time. Examples include the uncredited voice of Mama Buzzard in The Bashful Buzzard and Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid, the singing voice of one-time character A. Flea in the 1943 short, An Itch in Time and an uncredited role as the female voices in 1947's Book Revue. She worked with the Walter Lantz studios as the title character in a number of Andy Panda shorts. For MGM she voiced Jerry Mouse a couple of times and she voiced the role as most notably in the fantasy dance sequence with Gene Kelly for Anchors Aweigh.

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Mouse Trouble

Female Mouse Toy (uncredited)

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Pantry Panic

Birds (voice) (uncredited)

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The Big Bad Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood / Grandma (voice) (uncredited)

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Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid

Mama Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)

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Peace on Earth

Baby Squirrel (uncredited)

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Red Hot Riding Hood

Red / Grandma / Short Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)

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Who Killed Who?

Cuckoo Bird / Maid (voice) (uncredited)

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The Hick Chick

Daisy (voice) (uncredited)

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Bacall to Arms

Laurie Be-Cool / Mother in Law (voice) (uncredited)

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Daffy's Southern Exposure

Carmen Miranda (voice)

Starring In
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My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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North by Northwest

Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)

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The Naked Street

Millie Swadke

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The Miracle On 34th Street

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Artists and Models

Mrs. John Stilton (uncredited)

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Rear Window

Woman on Fire Escape

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Carrie

Mrs. Oransky

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City Across the River

Selma

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Scene of the Crime

Voice on Tape (voice) (uncredited)

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The Story of Molly X

Amy

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Little 'Tinker

Cobina Rabbit / Girl Rabbits (uncredited)

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Cass Timberlane

Woman (voice) (uncredited)

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Fair and Worm-er

Dog Catcher's Wife (voice) (uncredited)

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Bacall to Arms

Laurie Be-Cool / Mother in Law (voice) (uncredited)

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The Hick Chick

Daisy (voice) (uncredited)

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Anchors Aweigh

Jerry Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

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Behind the Meat-Ball

Dog's Owner (voice) (uncredited)

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Mouse Trouble

Female Mouse Toy (uncredited)

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Who Killed Who?

Cuckoo Bird / Maid (voice) (uncredited)

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Red Hot Riding Hood

Red / Grandma / Short Cigarette Girl (voice) (uncredited)

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Ding Dog Daddy

Female Dog (voice) (uncredited)

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Road to Morocco

Mabel - Lady Camel (voice) (uncredited)

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Daffy's Southern Exposure

Carmen Miranda (voice)

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Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid

Mama Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)

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Il Disertore

Helen (uncredited)

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Look Who's Laughing

Mrs. Goldfarb (uncredited)

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Pantry Panic

Birds (voice) (uncredited)

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Hysterical High Spots in American History

Brandy, Kerdina (voice) (uncredited)

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Gallopin' Gals

Haybag (voice) (uncredited)

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Cross Country Detours

Various (voice) (uncredited)

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Knock Knock

Andy Panda (voice) (uncredited)

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Hamateur Night

Flea / Juliet Hen (voice) (uncredited)

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Peace on Earth

Baby Squirrel (uncredited)

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Scrambled Eggs

Female Birds (uncredited)

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The Daffy Doc

Switchboard Operator (voice) (uncredited)

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Hollywood Bowl

Katharine Hepburn / Martha Raye / Various (voice) (uncredited)

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Porky's Double Trouble

Petunia Pig (voice) (uncredited)

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The Big Bad Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood / Grandma (voice) (uncredited)

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