On #ThisDayinHistory 1982, actress Ingrid Bergman dies on her 67th birthday. Born in Sweden on August 29, 1915, she studied acting at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre and became a film star in Sweden before making her first Hollywood movie, David O. Selznick’s Intermezzo: A Love Story. In 1942, Bergman co-starred in Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart, who uttered the famous line to her: “Here’s looking at you, kid.” She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for 1943’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, which was followed by a win in the same category for 1944’s Gaslight. In 1949, Bergman began a romance with Roberto Rossellini when he directed her in 1950’s Stromboli. When the actress, who at the time was married became pregnant with Rossellini’s child, it created a huge scandal. Bergman was even reprimanded on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The couple, whose son was born in February 1950, married in May of that same year. In 1952, Bergman gave birth to twin daughters; one of them, Isabella Rossellini, later became a noted actress in her own right. Bergman won another Best Actress Academy Award for 1956’s Anastasia; the actor Cary Grant accepted the award on her behalf. Bergman did not return publicly to Hollywood until the 1958 Oscars, at which she was a presenter. She won her third Academy Award, in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express. Her final Oscar nomination, in the Best Actress category, was for 1978’s Autumn Sonata, which was helmed by famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. #IngridBergman #Casablanca #filmhistory #RIP
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