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INGRID BERGMAN

Original vintage photograph from "Gaslight"
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She won first of three Academy Awards for this role in 1944.
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Original Vintage 11" x 14" Photograph (Not a copy!!!)
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"Indiscreet"
1956 Lobbycard
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"Anastasia"
1958 Lobbycard
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Biography for
Ingrid Bergman

Height:
  5' 6"
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Mini biography
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 29, 1915. The actress who would be one of the top draws of Hollywood in the 1940's had decided to become an actress after finishing her formal schooling. She had had a taste of acting when she was 17 when she played an uncredited role of a girl standing in line in the Swedish film Landskamp (1932) in 1932. Not much of a beginning for a girl who would be known as "Sweden's illustrious gift to Hollywood." Her parents had died when she was just a girl and the uncle she lived with didn't want to stand in the way of Ingrid's dream. The next year she enrolled in the Swedish Royal Theatre but decided that stage acting was not for her. It would be three more years before she would have another chance at a film. When she did, it was more than just a bit part. The film in question was Munkbrogreven (1935) in 1935 where she had a speaking part as Elsa Edlund. After several films that year which would establish her as a class actress, Ingrid appeared in 1936's Intermezzo (1936/I) as Anita Hoffman. Lucky for her, movie mogul David O. Selzick saw it and sent a representative from MGM to gain rights to the story and have the beautiful Miss Bergman signed to a contract. Once signed, Ingrid came to California and starred in the remake of Intermezzo (1939) in 1939 reprising her original role. The film was a hit and so was Ingrid. Her beauty was unlike anything the movie industry had seen before and her acting was superb. Hollywood was about to find out that they had the most versatile actress the industry had ever seen. Here was a woman who truly cared about the craft she represented. The public fell in love with her. Ingrid was under contract to go back to Sweden to film En enda natt (1939) in 1939 and Juninatten (1940) in 1940. Back in the US, Ingrid appeared in three films with all being well-received. She made only one film in 1942 opposite the great Humphrey Bogart in the now classic Casablanca (1942). Ingrid was choosing her roles well. In 1943 she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), the only film she made that year. The critics and movie public didn't forget her when she made Gaslight (1944) the following year. For her role of Paula Alquist she won the Oscar for Best Actress. In 1945, Ingrid played in Spellbound (1945), Saratoga Trunk (1945), and Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945). Once again she received her third Oscar nomination for her role of Sister Benedict. With no appearances in 1947, she bounced back with her fourth nomination in Joan of Arc. In 1949, Ingrid went ot Italy to film Stromboli (1949) which was directed by Roberto Rossellini. She fell in love with him and left her husband, Dr. Peter Lindstrom and daughter Pia. The public was indignant and the Hollywood set appalled. She was pregnant and decided to remain in Italy where she bore a son. In 1952, Ingrid had twins Isotta and Isabella, who is an outstanding actress in her own right as is Pia. She continued to make films in Italy and finally returned to the Hollywood scene in 1956 in the title role in Anastasia (1956) which was filmed in England. For this she won her second Academy Award. She had scarcely missed a beat. Ingrid continued to bounce between Europe and the US making movies, and fine ones at that. A film with Ingrid Bergman was sure to be a quality production. In her final big screen performance in 1978's Höstsonaten (1978) she had her final Academy Award nomination. Though she didn't win, it was felt she had made the most sterling performance for her entire career. Ingrid retired but not before she gave an outstanding TV performance in the mini-series Woman Called Golda, A (1982) (TV), a film about the Israeli prime minister, Golda Meir. For this she won an Emmy Award as Best Actress, but, unfortunately, she didn't live to see the fruits of her labor. Ingrid had died on her birthday, from cancer, on August 29, 1982 in London, England. She was 67.
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Mini biography
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 29, 1915. Her mother died when she was only 2 and her father died when she was 12. She went then to live with an elderly uncle. At 18, after school graduation, the lonely and shy girl decided to become an actress. In 1934 she debuted in the Swedish film Munkbrogreven (1935). She soon rose to stardom and by 1936 she was Sweden's leading film star and got first offers from Hollywood. 1937 she married Dr. Peter Lindstrom and in 1938 she gave birth to a daughter, Friedel Pia. In May 1939, she arrived in New York to do a remake of Intermezzo (1939). The beginning of WWII in Europe urged her and her family to return to America in 1940. In 1942 Casablanca (1942) premiered and the picture made her a star of the first rank. Her acting in the next film For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) won her an Academy Award nomination. In late 1943 she began working on Gaslight (1944), which won her the 1944 Academy Award. Then followed such classics as Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) with Gregory Peck and Notorious (1946) with Cary Grant. She returned to Europe after the scandalous publicity surrounding her affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini during the filming of Stromboli (1949). In the same month the film was released she gave birth to a boy, Robertino. A week after her son was born she divorced Dr. Lindstrom and married Rossellini in Mexico. In June, 1952, she gave birth to the twin daughters Isotta and Isabella Rossellini. From 1951 to 1955 she and her husband did a series of films that were ahead of their time and generally badly received. Tired and convinced that she would never make a successful film with Rosselini, she returned to Hollywood and triumphed in Anastasia (1956), for which she received another Oscar. In 1957 she divorced Rosselini and the next year she got married to Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swedish shipping family. She received a third Oscar for her role in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). By 1975 she got divorced again. In 1978 she starred in Ingmar Bergman's Höstsonaten (1978), probably her best film from an artistic standpoint. In the late 1970s she first discovered the symptoms of cancer and had undergone a mastectomy. Her last role was in the television film Woman Called Golda, A (1982) (TV). For it, she won (posthumously) US television's Emmy Award as outstanding actress in a mini-series. She died in London, on August 29, 1982, after having a small birthday party with a few friends.
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Spouse
'Lars Schmidt' (21 December 1958 - 1976) (divorced)
'Roberto Rossellini' (24 May 1950 - 7 November 1957) (divorced)
'Dr. Petter Lindström' (10 July 1937 - 1 November 1950) (divorced)

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Trivia

Mother of Isabella Rossellini

In 1933 she enrolled in the Royal Theatre of Dramatic Art but later changed to films instead.

Mother of Pia Lindström and Isotta Rossellini

Married 'Lars Schmidt' in Caxton Hall next to Westminster Abbey, London, UK

Folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote a song in praise of her, titled "Ingrid Bergman, " but died before he had a chance to record it. The song can now be heard on Billy Bragg's "Mermaid Avenue" CD.

Ashes scattered at sea off the coast of Sweden.

(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#30).
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Personal quotes

"The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that's work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun."

"I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime."

To her daughter Isabella Rossellini, on acting: "Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in."

"The minute I looked at her, I knew I had something. She had an extraordinary quality of purity and nobility and a definite star personality that is very rare." - David O. Selznick

"People didn't expect me to have emotion like other women."

"I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success."

"I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside."
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Salary
Munkbrogreven (1935) SEK 1000

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Actress. (b. Aug. 29, 1913, Stockholm; d. Aug. 29, 1982.) Radiant, almost ethereally beautiful Swedish actress, forever immortalized as Ilsa Lund, the star-crossed heroine of Casablanca (1942), to whom Humphrey Bogart's Rick utters the deathless line, "Here's looking at you, kid." A former student at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theater School, she became a leading lady immediately upon entering Sweden's film industry in 1934. Her costarring turn in Intermezzo (1936), later brought to the attention of producer David O. Selznick, inspired him to remake the film in Hollywood with Bergman reprising her role opposite Leslie Howard. The film's critical and commercial success instantly established Bergman as a star, and she appeared in Adam Had Four Sons, Rage in Heaven and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (all 1941, improbably but successfully cast as "bad girl" Ivy in the last-named film) before going to Warner Bros. to costar with Bogie in Casablanca the making of which was fraught with so many problems (including daily script rewrites) that the players were convinced it would be a failure. No one was more surprised than Bergman when it became a hit twice-both upon initial release and, in the 1960s, as the cornerstone of a Bogart cult.

For the next few years it seemed as though Bergman was incapable of a career misstep. She was widely praised for her turns in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943, nominated for an Academy Award), Gaslight (1944, winning an Oscar for her harrowing characterization of Charles Boy er's persecuted wife), Spellbound (for Alfred Hitchcock), Saratoga Trunk, The Bells of St. Mary's (all 1945, particularly well received-and Oscar-nominated-as a nun in the last-named film), Notorious (1946, also for Hitchcock), and Joan of Arc (1948, a little old for, but effective in, the title role, snagging yet another Oscar nomination). But her squeaky-clean image was sullied when she deserted her husband and daughter to become the live-in lover of Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Bergman appeared for Rossellini in several European films, beginning with Stromboli (1949), but her movies were virtually banned from American screens owing to vitriolic attacks on her character from a wide range of civic groups.

Bergman's career wasn't "rehabilitated" until 1956, when director Anatole Litvak cast her as an amnesiac coaxed into impersonating the daughter of a Russian czar in Anastasia (1956), a performance that won her a second Oscar and reopened Hollywood doors for her. Having married Rossellini in 1950, Bergman was by this time raising three children (one of whom would later become an actress herself) and had no great desire to return to Tinseltown, although she starred in American-financed films shot in Europe, including Indiscreet, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (both 1958), Goodbye Again (1961), The Visit and The Yellow RollsRoyce (both 1964). She finally returned to Hollywood for Cactus Flower (1969), in which she was poorly cast as a prim nurse to dentist Walter Matthau. She won her third Oscar as a standout in the all-star cast of Murder on the Orient Express (1974), first of the lavish Agatha Christie whodunits of the 1970s and 1980s. She went back to Europe and was importuned by Vincente Minnelli to support his daughter Liza in A Matter of Time (1976), a perfectly dreadful affair. Bergman finished her career working for countryman Ingmar Bergman in Autumn Sonata (1978), earning an Oscar nomination as a concert pianist who locks horns with her daughter, Liv Ullmann. Her swan songequally notable-was an Emmy-winning performance as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in the TV miniseries "A Woman Called Golda" (1982). Her daughters are TV personality Pia Lindstrom and actress Isabella Rossellini. Her autobiog raphy, "Ingrid Bergman: My Story," was published in 1972.

Date of birth (location)
29 August 1915,
Stockholm, Sweden
Date of death (details)
29 August 1982,
London, England, UK. (cancer)
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Mini biography
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 29, 1915.

Actress - filmography
(1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s) (1940s) (1930s)

Ingrid (1985) (archive footage) .... Herself
Woman Called Golda, A (1982) (TV) .... Golda Meir

Salute to Alfred Hitchcock, A (1979) (TV) .... Herself
... aka 7th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Alfred Hitchcock, The (1979) (TV) (USA: complete title)
Höstsonaten (1978) .... Charlotte
... aka Autumn Sonata (1978) (USA)
... aka Herbstsonate (1978) (West Germany)
... aka Sonate d'automne (1978) (France)
Matter of Time, A (1976) .... Countess Sanziani
... aka Nina (1976) (Italy)
Salute to Orson Welles, A (1975) (TV) .... Herself
... aka 3rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Orson Welles (1975) (TV) (USA: complete title)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) .... Greta Ohlsson
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973) .... Mrs. Frankweiler
... aka Hideaways, The (1973) (UK)
Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) .... Libby Meredith

Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1969) (TV) .... Herself
Cactus Flower (1969) .... Stephanie Dickinson
Human Voice, The (1967) (TV)
Stimulantia (1967) .... Mathilde Hartman
Love Goddesses, The (1965) .... Herself
... aka Love Goddesses: A History of Sex in the Cinema, The (1965)
Yellow Rolls-Royce, The (1965) .... Gerda Millett
Visit, The (1964) .... Karla Zachanassian
... aka Besuch, Der (1964) (West Germany)
... aka Rancune, La (1964) (France)
... aka Vendetta della signora, La (1964) (Italy)
Hedda Gabler (1963) (TV) .... Hedda Gabler
Goodbye Again (1961) .... Paula Tessier
... aka Aimez-vous Brahms? (1961) (France)
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961) (TV)

Turn of the Screw, The (1959) (TV) .... Governess
Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The (1958) .... Gladys Aylward
Indiscreet (1958) .... Anne Kalman
Anastasia (1956) .... Anastasia
Éléna et les hommes (1956) .... Elena
... aka Elena and Her Men (1956)
... aka Eliana e gli uomini (1956) (Italy)
... aka Paris Does Strange Things (1956) (UK) (USA)
Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954) .... Giovanna
... aka Joan at the Stake (1954)
... aka Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954)
Paura, La (1954) .... Irene Wagner
... aka Angst (1954) (West Germany)
... aka Fear (1956) (USA)
... aka Incubo (1955) (Italy)
... aka Non credo più all'amore (1955) (Italy)
Siamo donne (1953) .... Herself
... aka We, the Women (1958) (USA)
Viaggio in Italia (1953) .... Katherine Joyce
... aka Amour est le plus fort, L' (1953) (France)
... aka Lonely Woman, The (1953) (UK)
... aka Strangers (1953) (USA)
... aka Voyage en Italie (1953) (France)
... aka Voyage in Italy (1953)
... aka Voyage to Italy (1953)
Europa '51 (1951) .... Irene Girard
... aka Greatest Love, The (1951) (USA)

Stromboli (1949) .... Karin
... aka Stromboli, terra di Dio (1949) (Italy)
Under Capricorn (1949) .... Henrietta Flusky
Joan of Arc (1948) .... Joan of Arc (Jeanne d' Arc)
Arch of Triumph (1948) .... Joan Madou
Notorious (1946) .... Alicia Huberman
... aka Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946)
Saratoga Trunk (1945) .... Clio Dulaine
Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945) .... Sister Benedict
Spellbound (1945) .... Dr. Constance Peterson
... aka Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) (USA: promotional title)
Gaslight (1944) .... Paula Alquist
... aka Murder in Thornton Square (1944) (UK)
Swedes in America (1943) .... Herself
... aka Ingrid Bergman Answers (1943) (UK)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) .... María
Casablanca (1942) .... Ilsa Lund Laszlo
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) .... Emilie Gallatin
... aka Legacy (1941) (USA)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) .... Ivy Peterson
Rage in Heaven (1941) .... Stella Bergen
Juninatten (1940) .... Kerstin Norbäck/Sara Nordanå
... aka June Night (1940)
... aka Night in June, A (1940)

Intermezzo (1939) .... Anita Hoffman
... aka Escape to Happiness (1939) (UK)
... aka Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) (USA: promotional title)
En enda natt (1939) .... Eva Beckman
... aka One Single Night (1939)
... aka Only One Night (1939)
Kvinnas ansikte, En (1938) .... Anna Holm / Miss Paulsson
... aka Woman's Face, A (1939) (UK) (USA)
Vier Gesellen, Die (1938) .... Marianne
... aka Four Companions, The (1938)
Dollar (1938) .... Julia Balzar
Intermezzo (1936/I) .... Anita Hoffman
... aka Interlude (1936)
... aka Intermezzo (1936/I) (USA)
På solsidan (1936) .... Eva Bergh
... aka On the Sunny Side (1936)
Valborgsmässoafton (1935) .... Lena Bergström
... aka Walpurgis Night (1935) (USA)
Swedenhielms (1935) .... Astrid
... aka Swedenhielms Family (1935) (USA)
Bränningar (1935) .... Karin Ingman
... aka Ocean Breakers (1935)
... aka Surf, The (1935) (USA)
Munkbrogreven (1935) .... Elsa Edlund
... aka Count of the Old Monk's Bridge, The (1935)
... aka Count of the Old Town, The (1935)
Landskamp (1932) (uncredited) .... Girl waiting in line

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