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Drawing on her many conversations with Ingrid Bergman and her family, author Charlotte Chandler presents a compellingly intimate biography of one of the most iconic and beloved classic Hollywood stars.

During a career spanning five decades, Ingrid Bergman was one of the most acclaimed and glamorous movie stars—until she became one of the most controversial. Now, her full story, from her climb to stardom to the international scandal that nearly destroyed her career and finally to her redemptive return to Hollywood, is explored as never before.

Based on extensive conversations with Bergman herself, her one-time husband, Roberto Rossellini, her children, and her many colleagues—such as Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, and more—Ingrid reveals a complex and fascinating woman who lived life intensely.

About The Author

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Charlotte Chandler is the author of several biographies of actors and directors, including Groucho Marx, Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, and Mae West, all of whom she interviewed extensively. She is a member of the board of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 20, 2007)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416539148

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Raves and Reviews

"Reading Ingrid, I found myself crying tears of sadness and joy. On the pages of this book, Charlotte Chandler portrays my parents as the beautiful people they were and still are."
-- Isabella Rossellini

"I can never forget Roberto [Rossellini] or the grace of Ingrid Bergman. Evviva Ingrid, this new book of Charlotte Chandler, for bringing their spirit back to life."
-- Michelangelo Antonioni

"Ingrid Bergman remains one of cinema's greatest stars. Charlotte Chandler's 'personal biography' offers us a window into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman."
-- John Landis

"Once again Charlotte Chandler opens the door to the personal life of an iconic movie star. I was bewitched by Chandler's book, almost as much as I was by Bergman herself."
-- David Brown

"I live next door to Ingrid Bergman's old Benedict Canyon house. I've never seen her ghost, but she beautifully haunts Charlotte Chandler's Ingrid. On every page, Ingrid says 'Boo!'"
-- Arthur Hiller

"Over the years, writer Charlotte Chandler's friendships with an impressive array of figures of the American and European cinema have resulted in a series of revealing and engaging biographies on Federico Fellini, Billy Wilder and others. Her latest is "Ingrid," a personal biography of Ingrid Bergman. Chandler avoids analyzing her subjects and their careers, instead bringing them to life through their words and those of relatives, friends and colleagues gathered over many years.

Chandler also has amassed in this book a treasure trove of revelations...Bergman and Rossellini emerge as individuals of much passion and generosity of spirit."
-- LA Times

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