“If you took acting away from me, I’d stopbreathing.”
August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982
She was a 3 time Oscar winner, and also took home a Tony, but the Swedish born actressis much better known for the scandal she caused in 1949, when she left her husband anddaughter behind, to marry Italian Director Roberto Rossellini. She had a son with him, 2months before they were legally married, sending the world into a tiz.
The US Senate labeled her, “Hollywood’s apostle of degradation.” (That’srich) and an estimated 38,000 newspaper articles were written about the affair at thetime. The marriage was annulled in 1958, and eventually the public opinion of her changedand 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, forthe last eight years of her life she battled cancer in both her breasts. A double-dwhammy.She succumbed in her flat in Cheyne Gardens in the Chelsea district of London.
It was her 67thbirthday.
She was cremated at Kensal Green Crematory andsome of her cremains were scattered off the coast of Sweden. The rest areburied with her parents.
Where there is a Will…
Trivia: The phrase “The earth moved,” referring to lovemaking wasspoken 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 pointedout this storefront as being a cafe used in Casablanca.
Her last role was as former Israeli leader Golda Meir in, “A Woman CalledGolda,” shown on Israeli television the night she died.
More Trivia: Wanna see a DumbMEEE Moore made up to look like Ingrid?