Actress Marcheline Bertrand, mother of Angelina Jolie, Jan. 27

Model and actress Marcheline Bertrand, mother of Angelina Jolie, Jan. 27 Marcheline Bertrand, the former actress and model who is also the mother of actress Angelina Jolie, died on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 56. The Chicago-born Bertrand married Jon Voight in 1971. The couple separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Jolie, born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975, was a toddler when the couple ended their marriage. Bertrand raised Jolie and her brother in Palisades, N.Y., and L.A. after the divorce. Bertrand, who studied acting with Lee Strasberg, had small roles in the movies Lookin' to Get Out in 1982 and The Man Who Loved Women in 1983. Jolie once credited her mother with encouraging her interest in acting. Bertrand and jolie are shown here in 2001 at a film premiere in Los Angeles.
AP/ Kevork Djansezian, file
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