Marjo Bernay (Dies At 79) Biography: Wiki, Age, Career, Death Cause

Who is Marjo Bernay? Marjo Bernay Bio/Wiki

Marjo Bernay, a longtime executive with the Guild of Art Directors, died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Sunday.

For her long service to the union and its members, she was honored by the Art Directors Guild with a special Service Award at its 23rd annual awards show in 2019.


She was 79 years old.


She was the business agent of Illustrators & Matte Artists Local 790 during her more than 40 years in the labor movement and of Set Designers & Model Makers Local 847 from 1979 until they merged with the Art Directors Guild in 2008.

She was also the business representative of Story Analysts Local 854 until 2000 when it merged with the Guild of Editors.

She served as the manager of awards and activities of the Art Directors Association, as a trustee of the Stage Designers Council, and as a member of the board of directors until her retirement in 2013.

In 2013, she resigned from the guild. Bernay was also a former trustee of the Council of Stage Designers and a member of the board of directors of ADG.

She was appointed to the California Film Council, the Los Angeles Film Production Committee, and to the Los Angeles County Film Commission by various elected officials.

She also served as a trustee of the Pension and Health Funds of the Motion Picture Industry, where she was the first woman to chair the health plan from the labor side.

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Death Cause

She died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 79.

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