Ingrid Bergman

Born Aug 29, 1915

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute.… Read More

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1915 Birth Bergman, named after Princess Ingrid of Sweden, was born on 29 August 1915 in Stockholm, to a Swedish father, Justus Bergman, and his German wife, Frieda (née Adler) Bergman. … Read More


1935 19 Years Old During her first summer break, she was also hired by a Swedish film studio, which led to her leaving the Royal Dramatic Theatre after just one year, to work in films full-time. Her first film role after leaving the Royal Dramatic Theatre was a small part in 1935's Munkbrogreven (although she had previously been an extra in the 1932 film Landskamp). … Read More


1937 21 Years Old In 1937, at the age of 21, Bergman married dentist Petter Aron Lindström (later to become a neurosurgeon); the couple had a daughter, Friedel Pia Lindström (born 20 September 1938). … Read More
1939 23 Years Old She arrived in Los Angeles on 6 May 1939, and stayed at the Selznick home until she could find another residence. … Read More


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Bergman strongly admired two films by Italian director Roberto Rossellini that she had seen in the United States. In 1949, Bergman wrote to Rossellini, expressing this admiration and suggesting that she make a film with him. … Read More
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As a result of the scandal, Bergman returned to Italy, leaving her husband and daughter (Pia). She went through a publicized divorce and custody battle for their daughter. Bergman and Rossellini were married on 24 May 1950. … Read More
1952 36 Years Old On 18 June 1952 she gave birth to the twin daughters Isotta Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini.
1953 37 Years Old Rossellini directed her in a brief segment of his 1953 documentary film, Siamo donne (We, the Women), which was devoted to film actresses. … Read More


1956 40 Years Old With her starring role in 1956's Anastasia (1956), Bergman made a triumphant return to the American screen and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for a second time. … Read More
1957 41 Years Old In 1957 she divorced Rossellini. The next year she married Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swedish shipping family. That marriage lasted nearly two decades, until 1975 when they divorced. … Read More
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Bergman made her first post-scandal public appearance in Hollywood in the 1958 Academy Awards, when she was the presenter of the Academy Award for Best Picture. … Read More


1972 56 Years Old In 1972, U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy entered an apology into the Congressional Record for the attack made on Bergman 22 years earlier by Edwin C. Johnson.
1973 57 Years Old Bergman was the President of the Jury at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More


1978 62 Years Old In 1978, Bergman played in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) for which she received her 7th Academy Award nomination. … Read More
1979 63 Years Old In 1979, Bergman hosted the AFI's Life Achievement Award Ceremony for Alfred Hitchcock. … Read More
1980 64 Years Old In 1980, Bergman's autobiography was published under the title Ingrid Bergman: My Story. … Read More
1982 67 Years Old Bergman died in 1982 on her 67th birthday in London, of breast cancer. … Read More
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