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Also Known As: Died: August 29, 1982
Born: August 29, 1915 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, author

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A highly popular actress known for her fresh, radiant beauty, Ingrid Bergman was a natural for virtuous roles but equally adept at playing notorious women. Either way, she had few peers when it came to expressing the subtleties of romantic tension. In 1933, fresh out of high school, she enrolled in the Royal Dramatic Theater and made her film debut the following year, soon becoming Sweden's most promising young actress. Her breakthrough film was Gustaf Molander's "Intermezzo" (1936), in which she played a pianist who has a love affair with a celebrated--and married--violinist. The film garnered the attention of American producer David O. Selznick, who invited her to Hollywood to do a remake. In 1939 she co-starred with Leslie Howard in that film, which the public loved, leading to a seven-year contract with Selznick.

A highly popular actress known for her fresh, radiant beauty, Ingrid Bergman was a natural for virtuous roles but equally adept at playing notorious women. Either way, she had few peers when it came to expressing the subtleties of romantic tension. In 1933, fresh out of high school, she enrolled in the Royal Dramatic Theater and made her film debut the following year, soon becoming Sweden's most promising young actress. Her breakthrough film was Gustaf Molander's "Intermezzo" (1936), in which she played a pianist who has a love affair with a celebrated--and married--violinist. The film garnered the attention of American producer David O. Selznick, who invited her to Hollywood to do a remake. In 1939 she co-starred with Leslie Howard in that film, which the public loved, leading to a seven-year contract with Selznick.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bacall On Bogart (1988)
2.
 Autumn Sonata (1978) Charlotte
3.
 A Matter of Time (1976) Contessa
4.
6.
 A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) Libby Meredith
7.
 Cactus Flower (1969) Stephanie Dickinson
8.
 The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) Gerda Millett
9.
 The Visit (1964) Karla Zachanassian
10.
 Goodbye Again (1961) Paula Tessier
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Milestones close milestones

1935:
Film acting debut in "Munkbrogreven/Count from Munkbro/The Count of the Monk's Bridge"
1939:
In Hollywood; debut in "Intermezzo" (remake of earlier Swedish film (1936) which she also starred in)
1940:
Broadway debut in "Liliom" (dir. Gregory Ratoff)
:
In Europe, first in Hitchcock's "Under Capricorn" (Great Britain), then in six films by husband Roberto Rossellini, beginning with "Stromboli" (1949)
1950:
Senator Edward C. Johnson attacked RKO for exploiting Bergman's behavior in ads for the Italian import "Stromboli" (1950) and denounced her as "a powerful influence for evil" in the US Senate on March 14; he also called for the licensing of filmmakers and stars, so that permits could be revoked if they were found guilty of mortal turpitude
1956:
After Jean Renoir's "Elena et les hommes/Paris Does Strange Things" (France, 1955), returned to Hollywood for "Anastasia"
1959:
US TV debut as Miss Giddens in John Frankenheimer's adaptation of "The Turn of the Screw"
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Education

Lyceum Flickor: -
Royal Dramatic Theater School: -

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husband:
Petter Lindstrom. Dentist. Married on June 10, 1937; divorced in 1949; remarried in 1954; died at age 93 on May 24, 2000 in Sonoma, California.
companion:
Robert Capa. Photographer. Bergman detailed their relationship in her memoirs.
husband:
Roberto Rossellini. Director. Married on May 1950; separated in 1956; marriage annulled in 1957; was separated from Anna Magnani when he began relationship with Bergman.
husband:
Lars Schmidt. Impresario. Married in December 1958.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Justus Bergman. Swedish.
mother:
Friedel Bergman. German.
daughter:
Pia Lindstrom. Film and theater critic. Born in 1938; father Petter Lindstrom; Bergman lost custody of Pia when she moved to Italy in 1949.
son:
Roberto Rossellini Jr. Born in 1950.
daughter:
Isabella Rossellini. Actor, model. Twin; born on June 18, 1952.
daughter:
Ingrid Aborne. Scholar in Italian literature. Twin; born on June 18, 1952.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Ingrid Bergman--An Intimate Portrait" W.H. Allen & Co.
"Ingrid Bergman--My Story" Sphere
"As Time Goes By: The Life of Ingrid Bergman" Harper & Row

Contributions

Skimcub ( 2009-05-11 )

Source: Ingrid Bergman's autobiography

Cactus Flower was released in 1969 Petter Lindstrom was a well known brain surgeon in the US. He practiced dentistry in Sweden before coming to America.

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