Fern Andra

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Ferm was born as Vernal Edna Andrews in 1893, the daughter of a circus performer and opera singer. She trained in song and dance and remained in the circus. She traveled the world doing performances. As she was in Berlin, she met Max Reinhardt, who gave her acting lessons.

On July 4, 1922, Andra was involved in the Hamburg Berlin mail plane incident. The pilot was killed. Andra was initially misreported as dead but survived. Fern died in South Carolina at the age of 80.

November 24, 1893
Birth Location: 
Watseka, Illinois
Death Date: 
February 8, 1974
Death Location: 
Aiken, South Carolina
Married to: 
Baron Friedrich von und zu Weichs (died in 1917), Kurt Prenzel (married 1923 or 1924; divorced), Ian Keith (married 1932; divorced), Gen. Samuel Edge Dockrell (died in 1973)

Works by Fern Andra