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Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Stockholm, Sweden, August 29, 1915 - London, England, August 29, 1982).

When still very young, she lost both of her parents and was raised by some relatives; she studied at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm and had a small role in Munkbrogreven (1934), her first movie. After a dozen films in Sweden, she went to USA for Intermezzo (1939) which gave her popularity.

One of her most famous parts was in Casablanca (1942), playing opposite Humphrey Bogart.

In the 1950s she met Roberto Rossellini, became his mistress and played in his Stromboli (1950); they were both married to other people, and their affair became a scandal which caused her some professional troubles. When she had a baby with Rossellini, she was described as Hollywood's apostle of degradation.

It was with Anastasia, a few years later, that she could again publicly appear as a star, and in 1978 she played in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata, considered one of her best performances.

She could speak Swedish, German, French, English and Italian fluently, which caused fellow actor John Gielgud's remark "She speaks five languages, and can't act in any of them."

She died of cancer on her birthday in 1982. She was cremated in Sweden, her ashes scattered.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Ingrid Bergman Facts

BirthdayAugust 29, 1915
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
Date of deathAugust 29, 1982 (age 67)
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Ingrid Bergman compared to you?
Awards1983 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for A Woman Called Golda)
1975 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Murder on the Orient Express)
1957 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Anastasia)
1957 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Anastasia)
1946 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Bells of St. Mary's)
1945 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Gaslight)
1945 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Gaslight)

Selected Filmography

Casablanca 70th Anniversary: Special Edition
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Best Picture Winners
Joan of Arc
TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Spencer Tracy
Bells of St. Mary's
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