January 29, 2007

Angelina's Native connection

Angelina Jolie's Mother DiesAngelina Jolie is in mourning after her mother Marcheline Bertrand lost her battle with cancer on Saturday.

The former actress died Saturday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Bertrand, who was partly of native American descent, appeared in movies like 'Lookin' To Get Out' and 'The Man Who Loved Women,' but gave up her acting career to raise her kids as a single mom, after divorcing their father, actor Jon Voight, in 1978.
Comment:  It's interesting to note the Native connection for Angelina Jolie, mega-celebrity. Also, I believe Jon Voight, her father, is a supporter of Indian causes. I saw him at a First Americans in the Arts awards ceremony about 10 years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised by this. I always suspected she was not solely of white ancestry.