She was a triple crown winner. Ingrid Bergman won Oscars, Emmy  and Tony awards. Not to mention several Golden Globes and New York Film Critics Awards.

Although she is most remembered for Casablanca, the films she made with Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Spellbound and her award winning turns in Gaslight and Anastasia, she was also the star of many other notable films.

In a career that spanned 50 years Bergman was truly an international star working not just in films but on stage, on radio and on television AND acting in several languages.

She played Joan of Arc in Italian, Hedda Gabler in French, a dozen films in Swedish, including one of her last, Autumn Sonata, for the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Perhaps forgotten today is that in the 1940s she was often heard on radio. And, like her performances on film Bergman was adept at both drama and light comedy.

See one of her film comedies–Indiscreet, The Bells of St Mary’s, Cactus Flower, then watch her in a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

What an actress.

 

Did you like this? Share it: