Bruce Dern Overview

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Born: June 04, 1936

Bruce Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents Jean and John Dern. He attended the New Trier Township High School East and went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania. Bruce had his start in theater when he starred in a 1959 production and caught the eye of famed director Elia Kazan. The actor was invited to train at the Actors Studio in New York and it was there that he fell in love with his co-star, Diane Ladd. They married in 1960 and had one child, Laura, before divorcing in... See All


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