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Marcheline Bertrand, Mother of Angelina Jolie, Died Yesterday of Cancer

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The mother of Angelina Jolie, Marcheline Bertrand, died yesterday after fighting cancer for over seven years.

Ms. Bertrand, a Canadian-American actress of Spanish and Québécois descent, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Jolie's older brother James Haven were at the hospital yesterday.

Bertrand, 56, who had a few bit parts in '80s films, studied with Lee Strasberg, and raised Jolie and Haven after she separated from Jon Voight in 1975 and divorced him three years later.

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Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Women's Cancer Research Institute at Cedars.

AP photo by Kevork Djansezian