If I were as talented at pretending as the piping plover, I would be a Sarah Bernhardt, an Ingrid Bergman.
The first dinner party she invited me to, I walk in and she says, 'Oh, darling, I want you to meet some friends of mine.' It was Ingrid Bergman, Deborah Kerr, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Louis Jourdan and his wife, and Pia Lindström. That was the dinner. She was 100% in my corner. She organized our wedding and our re-nuptials 20 years later. I went to see her a lot. She was so beautiful.More quotes »
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The film pioneer Roberto Rossellini (who married Ingrid Bergman and fathered acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini) thought there was something more important about his films than their new, experimental style. In a 1954 interview with Maurice Scherer an from Christianity Today Read more »
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Please activate cookies in order to turn autoplay off George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman in Journey to Italy: 'Anticipates the modernism of Antonioni’s L’Avventura.' Photograph: BFI Almost universally ridiculed when it first appeared in 1953, acclaimed as from Guardian Unlimited Read more »
Film review: Journey to Italy (PG)
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