Actress Ingrid Bergman’s life may have been tainted by scandal, but her wonderful movies live on as a reminder of her natural beauty and talent. Who can forget Bergman’s mesmerizing performances in such great films as "Casablanca," "Gaslight," and "Spellbound"?
When Bergman, a top box office star, left Hollywood in 1949 to make a movie with director Roberto Rossellini in Italy, little did she know it would be many years before she could return to America. Because she was a married woman and a mother, shock waves circled the globe at news of Bergman’s subsequent affair with -- and pregnancy by – Rossellini. She was even denounced on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
After reading Ingrid Bergman: A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler, I realized what a fascinating life this Oscar-winning actress led. Next Tuesday, April 8, my producer Nikki Starr and I will discuss Bergman’s life and movies on “Movie Addict Headquarters.”
The show airs live on BlogTalkRadio at Eastern Time, and an archived segment will be available afterwards.
Listeners may participate in a live chat during the show. Also, if they wish to call the show with questions or comments, the call-in number is 646-478-5668. A free copy of Ingrid Bergman: A Personal Biography will be given out to one lucky caller during the show.
To hear this special Ingrid Bergman tribute, please click on the BlogTalkRadio website below.
NOTE: Thanks to my good friend and colleague Diana Saenger (from ClassicMovieguide.com) for stepping in at the last minute to help with this show. She was awesome! Also, I greatly appreciate the interesting call-ins from Jazz Shaw of Mid Stream Radio and listener Claire Anderson.