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Eva von Berne (Genofeva Plentzner von Scharneck)

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Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary, now Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the quest to discover "another Garbo" M.G.M. production chief Irving Thalberg and his actress wife, Norma Shearer saw a picture in a newspaper of a dancing instructor by the name of Eva Plentzner von Sharneck while on a belated honeymoon to Europe, specifically Vienna in late 1927 - early 1928. The 17 year old Miss Plentzner was signed to a contract and arrived in New York in July of 1928. Read more...

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