Born: 29 August 1915
Died: 29 August 1982 (cancer)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Best known as: Ilsa Lund in Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman is the actress to whom Humphrey Bogart says "Here's looking at you, kid" in the 1942 film Casablanca. She came to Hollywood from Sweden in 1939 and became a tremendous star in the 1940s, starring in Gaslight (1944, with Charles Boyer), in the Alfred Hitchcock classics Spellbound (1945, co-starring Gregory Peck) and Notorious (1946, with Cary Grant) , and the biopic Joan of Arc (1948). While filming Stromboli in 1949, she fell in love with director Roberto Rossellini and became pregnant by him -- despite already being married to and having a child with Dr. Peter Lindstrom. The infidelity shocked her fans. As her official website states, "She became a pariah in America virtually overnight. She was even denounced on the floor of the U.S. Senate, where she was called 'Hollywood's apostle of degradation.'" Seven years later she made a triumphant return to U.S. theaters in Anastasia (1956, as the possibly long-lost daughter of Russian czar Nicholas II), for which she won her third Academy Award (she also won Oscars as best actress for Gaslight and as best supporting actress for 1974's Murder on the Orient Express). Her later films include Cactus Flower (1969, starring Walter Matthau) and the TV movie A Woman Called Golda (1982, she played Golda Meir).
Extra credit: Her daughter with Rossellini is the actress and model Isabella Rossellini (co-star in David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986)... Bergman is no relation to film director Ingmar Bergman, but he did direct her last film, 1978's Autumn Sonata... She won a posthumous Emmy Award for playing Golda Meir in the 1982 TV miniseries A Woman Called Golda.
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