Wednesday, August 29, 2012


BORN TODAY: Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)

Swedish Ingrid Bergman was one of the top actresses in the 1940's and probably of all time. Starring in films like Casablanca (1942), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946) and Joan of Arc (1948), her name is virtually synonymous with 'classic Hollywood'.
Her exceptional - un-American - looks and intelligence made her a favourite among co-workers, directors and audiences alike.
Her affair (and later marriage) to Italian director Roberto Rossellini (with whom she made five pictures) was judged to be scandalous by the Hollywood press and she had a hard time finding work of the same standard she had been used to until 1956, when she made Anastasia, for which she won an Oscar (the second out of three).

Some great Ingrid Bergman quotes:

"Be yourself. The world worships the original"

"Happiness is good health and bad memory"

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous"

with Cary Grant

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