About 11 years later, in 1982, she appeared as a supporting coach in “Lookin ‘to Get Out”, a comedy directed by Hal Ashby, co-written by former husband John Voight.
In 1983, she appeared in another comedy called “The Man Who Loved Women” in which she appeared alongside Hollywood legendary actors Kim Basinger, Port Reynolds and Julie Andrews.
After retiring from acting, she began to focus on film production, collaborating with documentary filmmaker and longtime partner Bill Dee to lay the foundations for a production company named Woods Road Production in 1983. The professional and personal partnership has lasted for more than a decade.
Marceline has worked as an executive producer to produce a documentary about John Trudel, a well-known activist and American poet of American descent who became her partner after her relationship with Bill D ended. The documentary produced in 2005 was centered on the life and times of John Trudel.
The documentary “Trudell” was officially chosen for exhibition at the Tribeca Film Festival, which was launched in 2002, mainly for advertising and promotion of independent films. The short film was also officially chosen to be presented at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place annually in Park City, Utah.
“Trudell” won the Jury Prize for being “Best Documentary” at the SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival).
Marceline Bertrand is famous for her humanitarian efforts that were directed mainly at the economic and cultural advancement of Native American men and women. She co-founded the All Tribes Foundation with John Trudel to improve the quality of life for Native Americans.
Within a few years of the establishment of the All Tribes Foundation, the Foundation had donated more than $ 800,000 in contributions to a set of plans geared towards conservation-oriented issues. These conservative plans were launched to improve the living standards of indigenous tribes as well as to secure their foreseeable future.
Trudel and Marshallin coordinated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to organize a concert on the occasion of International Women’s Day in 2003. Proceeds from the charity event were provided to exiled Afghan women who were excluded from the devastating war in Afghanistan.
A 1999 medical examination by Marceline proved that she had ovarian cancer. The diagnosis inspired her to create “Give Love Give Life” alongside John Trudel with the aim of raising awareness about ovarian cancer and gynecology among the public through music.
“Give Love Give Life” sponsored a concert in 2004 at the Roxy Theater, a nightclub located in Sunset Strip, West Hollywood.
Another concert was organized at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles in 2007 and the proceeds from the concert returned to the “Women Cancer Research Institute” of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, but Marceline had her last breath a month before the concert.