"If you took acting away from me, I'd stop
August 29, 1915 - August 29, 1982
She was a 3 time Oscar winner, and also took home a Tony, but the Swedish born actress
is much better known for the scandal she caused in 1949, when she left her husband and
daughter behind, to marry Italian Director Roberto Rossellini. She had a son with him, 2
months before they were legally married, sending the world into a tiz.
The US Senate labeled her, "Hollywood's apostle of degradation." (That's
rich) and an estimated 38,000 newspaper articles were written about the affair at the
time. The marriage was annulled in 1958, and eventually the public opinion of her changed
and she was allowed to return to America. Psh. Would you?
By 1974 she was living in London, and still acting in films and television. Also, for
the last eight years of her life she battled cancer in both her breasts. A double-d
She succumbed in her flat in Cheyne Gardens in the Chelsea district of London.
It was her 67th birthday.
She was cremated at Kensal Green Crematory and
some of her cremains were scattered off the coast of Sweden. The rest are
buried with her parents.
Where there is a Will...
Trivia: The phrase "The earth moved," referring to lovemaking was
spoken by Ingrid (though originated by Hemingway), in "For Whom the Bell Tolls," with Gary (like a horse) Cooper.
I took the Warner Bros. tour and they pointed
out this storefront as being a cafe used in Casablanca.
Her last role was as former Israeli leader Golda Meir in, "A Woman Called
Golda," shown on Israeli television the night she died.