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October 10, 1989 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
When Ingrid Bergman made her Hollywood debut in 1939 in "Intermezzo," the movies' reigning actress was another Swede, Greta Garbo--who had an image so unapproachable that her 1939 "Ninotchka" used the tagline "Garbo laughs" as if it were a millennial event. Not so Bergman. She laughed so easily, smiled so often, that she seemed by comparison a ruddy-cheeked farm girl, epitome of the natural, earthy young woman without complexes or reticence, facing life joyously or bravely.
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September 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman. " Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist cinema. Alone among the Italian director's admirers, she offered her star power and talents, as "a Swedish actress who speaks English very well," in hope of an on-screen collaboration. Rossellini accepted eagerly. But any expectation that Bergman's high profile would heighten his clout at the box office were dashed.
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May 31, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Petter Lindstrom, the Swedish surgeon whom actress Ingrid Bergman abandoned for a scandalous affair with and subsequent marriage to Italian director Roberto Rossellini, has died. Lindstrom, who was 93, died May 24 in his home in Sonoma, Calif. Lindstrom was a dentist, eight years older than Bergman, when he married her in Stockholm. The marriage lasted 10 years, produced a daughter, Pia, and ended in a firestorm of scandal.
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March 15, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation turns its spotlight on the small screen with a tribute Saturday to the television work of an award-winning actress and a celebration March 23 of an acclaimed but short-lived ABC anthology series. Julie Harris has won five Tony Awards and is best known to film fans for her role as James Dean's character's love interest in 1955's "East of Eden. " During the 1950s, she was one of the superstars of live drama anthologies. One of her earliest TV appearances, in the1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse "October Story," screens Saturday afternoon at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood.
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March 3, 2007 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
OVER the years, writer Charlotte Chandler's friendships with an impressive array of figures of the American and European cinema have resulted in a series of revealing and engaging biographies on Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder and others. Her latest is "Ingrid," a personal biography of Ingrid Bergman. Chandler avoids analyzing her subjects and their careers, instead bringing them to life through their words and those of relatives, friends and colleagues gathered over many years.
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July 11, 1997 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"She is not very intelligent, but she is special," said Petter Lindstrom, actress Ingrid Bergman's first husband, a thing that seems shocking now, and jumps from these crowded pages; a thing that Bergman, in her graciousness renders irrelevant. Her father, Justus, a frustrated artist, ran a camera shop in Stockholm. Her mother died in 1918 at age 33 when Ingrid was just 3 years old.
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February 10, 1994 | JON MATSUMOTO
Charles Boyer is probably best remembered as the quintessential Gallic heartthrob of the 1930s and '40s. But Boyer may have turned in his most memorable performance when he played against his suave and romantic screen image in George Cukor's psychological mystery-drama, "Gaslight."
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999
Fashions have run the gamut from prim (Judy Garland) and Patriotic (Ingrid Bergman) to sophisticated (Grace Kelly) and sultry (Raquel Welch). * Photo research: Leslie Rubinoff
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July 30, 2006
RE "Gone, Not Forgotten," July 16: The words "Daddy complex, anyone?" were unnecessary, nasty, and smack of the unsophisticated provincialism that Ingrid Bergman experienced in this county years ago. It's wonderful that Isabella Rossellini is honoring the memory of her father and his work. MARYLU ROSENTHAL Riverside
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June 26, 1988
Where is our society heading?! The longest screen kiss still stands with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious." No one has come close to that unparalleled, passionate moment on the screen. Does the future of romance lie in Pee-wee Herman's lips? The mind boggles! WHITNEY BAIN Universal City
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September 4, 2009 | F. Kathleen Foley; Charlotte Stoudt; David Ng
Theatre West resurrects Patrick Hamilton's 1938 thriller "Gaslight" as part of its Chestnuts series, which reintroduces neglected classics to modern-day audiences. The play, which broke records on Broadway in 1941 under the title "Angel Street," starred Vincent Price as the malevolent Mr. Manningham, an autocratic husband intent upon driving his downtrodden wife to madness. The 1944 film version, starring Charles Boyer as the sociopathic spouse, garnered Ingrid Bergman a best actress Oscar.
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May 15, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
One OF the best things about spending summer in the city is that you get plenty of offbeat filmgoing choices in interesting venues to go along with your tent poles. On Wednesday evenings between May 28 and July 2, the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the 22nd annual "Last Remaining Seats" series, featuring rare screenings of classic movies at landmark theaters in downtown L.A. Catch "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at the Los Angeles Theatre, "Mildred Pierce" at the Million Dollar Theatre and "Goldfinger" at the Orpheum Theatre.
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April 24, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joy Page, the stepdaughter of Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner who earned her place in film history playing the dark-haired young Bulgarian newlywed in "Casablanca," has died. She was 83. Page died of complications from a stroke and pneumonia Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said her son, Gregory Orr. The actress was a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School senior when she landed the role of Annina Brandel in "Casablanca," the classic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.
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October 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ingmar Bergman's last wish will be fulfilled when the remains of his fifth and final wife are transferred to his grave on the Baltic Sea island of Faro. The families of Bergman and his wife, Ingrid, have agreed on the move "so that the couple can rest together," Helen Udden, a spokeswoman for the church where Ingrid's remains are buried, said Thursday.
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March 3, 2007 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
OVER the years, writer Charlotte Chandler's friendships with an impressive array of figures of the American and European cinema have resulted in a series of revealing and engaging biographies on Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder and others. Her latest is "Ingrid," a personal biography of Ingrid Bergman. Chandler avoids analyzing her subjects and their careers, instead bringing them to life through their words and those of relatives, friends and colleagues gathered over many years.
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July 30, 2006
RE "Gone, Not Forgotten," July 16: The words "Daddy complex, anyone?" were unnecessary, nasty, and smack of the unsophisticated provincialism that Ingrid Bergman experienced in this county years ago. It's wonderful that Isabella Rossellini is honoring the memory of her father and his work. MARYLU ROSENTHAL Riverside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992
Herr Kommandant Buchanan states that "in the old America, Ingrid Bergman, carrying the child of her lover, fled the country in scandal. Today, she would probably be asked to pose naked--and nine months pregnant--on the cover of Vanity Fair." Let's not jam all these images together, Mr. Buchanan, to spout your sick moralism. Ingrid Bergman, after all, carried that child to term; she didn't have an abortion. Demi Moore, posing on the cover of Vanity Fair when she was nine months pregnant was very much married.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2005
I enjoyed Peter Rainer's passionate article and list of must-have DVDs ["129 'Best' Films: Rich, Risky and Enduring," April 17]. However, I do have one observation: While his list does ample justice to many of the great actors (some films being cited strictly for their performances), the same respect is not given to equivalent powerhouse actresses. Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Meryl Streep, Irene Dunne, Jane Fonda, Va- nessa Redgrave, Liv Ullmann, Geraldine Page and Simone Signoret, among others, are all missing in action.
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May 1, 2005
I enjoyed Peter Rainer's passionate article and list of must-have DVDs ["129 'Best' Films: Rich, Risky and Enduring," April 17]. However, I do have one observation: While his list does ample justice to many of the great actors (some films being cited strictly for their performances), the same respect is not given to equivalent powerhouse actresses. Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Meryl Streep, Irene Dunne, Jane Fonda, Va- nessa Redgrave, Liv Ullmann, Geraldine Page and Simone Signoret, among others, are all missing in action.
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August 5, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Check out the movie-viewing habits of post-baby boomers and you can get the impression they believe significant filmmaking began with 1977's "Star Wars," or maybe "The Godfather" five years earlier. Dig deeper, though, and chances are you'll find the one vintage title that defies this perception: "Casablanca," the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
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