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Ingrid Bergman, My Story

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  477 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Ingrid Bergman - winner of three Academy Awards - tells her own story both onstage and off. The book describes her relationships with the characters she knew and worked with, including Selznick, Garbo, Bogart, Gary Cooper and Ingmar Bergman. Above all, she reveals the story of her personal life - her childhood in Sweden, her marriages (including her dramatic and controvers ...more
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell (first published 1980)
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این کتاب مطمئنن یه اثر ادبی نیست زندگینامه ی ستاره بین المللی سینماست به قلم خودش که ازقضا فراز و فرودهای زیادی هم در زندگیش تجربه کرد.ابتدای کتاب ،برگمان همه ی انگیزه ی خودش رو از نوشتن همچین اثری به خوبی بیان میکنه.مطمئن بود بعد از مرگش همه دست به قلم میشن تا راجع به سبک و سیاق زندگیش نظر بدهند در حالی که دیگه کسی نخواهد بود تا راست رو از دروغ سوا کنه.پس خودش قبل از مرگش دست به کار شد

برگمن چه در دوره ی فتح قله های سینما و چه در دوران افول همیشه برای همه سوژه ی جالب و بفروشی بود.از همین رو بود
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Katrin
Aug 30, 2011 Katrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a chance find on the fleamarket, but it turned out to be very interesting. I've always been an Ingrid Bergman fan, but I didn't know very much about her life. Now I do - and in a sense, the perception I always had of her has been confirmed: She was a very strong woman who didn't let anything get her down, who was very straightforward, had lots of humour and a great, eventful life and wasn't your typical Hollywood star. There was a lot of Sweden in her still, which I love. And I had ...more
Rachel C.
What an epic life Ingrid Bergman led! Living and working all over Europe and America, she acted in 5 languages (English, French, German, Italian and Swedish) on stage and screen. She ended up only a Grammy short of "EGOTing" with her three Oscars, two Emmys and Tony. She was great friends with Hemingway, knew Shaw and O'Neill, performing in many of their plays. She was something of a pet to Howard Hughes. Not to mention all the great leading men (Cary Grant, Yul Brynner, Bogie) and immortal dire ...more
Lori
Jan 02, 2012 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It moves seamlessly between Bergman's own words and correspondence and 3rd person narrative that ties the story together. Very compassionate, humble and real.
Katharine
Aug 29, 2012 Katharine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book and read it many times. It is really interesting and a well written book for Bergman fans.
Kathy
Nov 11, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of my favorite actress. A wonderful woman!I really loved it!
Francene Carroll
May 17, 2012 Francene Carroll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a remarkable woman told in her own words and those of people close to her. It also makes extensive use of letters by Ingrid and the important people in her life, which gives it a very intimate and authentic feel. The shifts between Ingrid's voice and others is almost seamless, and the book provides great insights not just into Ingrid's life but a whole chapter in 20th century history. I loved the references to other famous people that she mixed with, and the descriptions of ...more
Spiderorchid
An interesting (auto)biography. Most of the text is by Ingrid Bergmann (I suppose edited by her co-author, Alan Burgess), with some explanatory paragraphs by Burgess and numerous quotes from her daughters Pia and Isabella, her husbands, actors and directors she worked with etc.
I would have liked to get to know more about her movies, especially the filming process, and her co-stars. There are some passages about this, but only about some of her movies. The focus is definitly more on her private l
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Miriam
Jan 11, 2014 Miriam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! Ingrid Bergman is one of my idols, and there's not anything i love more than a biography written by the person herself. It makes you feel like you know her very well without even knowing her, and you can't do anything but love her, when you read this book!

This woman has gone through so much, but still manages to keep her head held high; and she is so positive, so happy and smiling.

I am so glad to have read, and bought this book, because it really shows the person Ingrid, and no
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Vanessa
Mar 29, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recently I picked this book off a shelf at the beach house we rented and I found it to be a very fascinating read. I have always adored Ingrid Bergman for both her beauty and the naturalness of her acting. Casablanca and Anastasia were two of my favorite movies to on watch Saturday afternoons when Atlanta TV would show old movies. (Sunday mornings were all about Shirley Temple). Anyway, Ms. Bergman turns out to be as beautiful on the inside and very open and honest about her life. She was not af ...more
Carol
Feb 03, 2010 Carol rated it really liked it
I love older movies and was introduced to Ingrid Bergman through the Alfred Hitchcock movies she was in. In the 50's she was involved in a scandal that isolated her from the United States and even legislation was made in Congress stating she was degrading Hollywood! Imagine that, I think that they have been degrading themselves just fine without blaming her. Anyway this was the story of her life from her point of view. It was really good, just a little long. I love to read biographies/autobiogra ...more
Rachel
Ever since I saw Casablanca I have loved Ingrid Bergman and old Hollywood. So it should come as no surprise that I decided to read her autobiography. It was well done and I learned a lot about her. The thing I didn't like about it was that Ms. Bergman co-wrote the book with a professional writer, that stuck his own input in on situations. I didn't really care for that and therefore it kind of talk away from the novel. Overall a well done book and definitely worth reading.
Masumeh

طبعن زندگی اینگرید برگمان به عنوان یکی از بزرگترین ستارگان بازیگری جذابیت های خاص خودش را دارد به ویژه که داستان زندگی شخصی و عاشقانه اش پر از هیجان و فراز و نشیب بوده است. اما واقعن 608 صفحه برای یک بیوگرافی خیلی طولانی است. رسمن صد صفحه آخر را فقط مرور کردم و نخواندم از بس طولانی و کسل کننده بود.بهرحال اینگرید زن جالبی بود که زندگی جالبی هم داشت. از خواندن کتاب کم و بیش لذت بردم.

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Mary
Apr 20, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went in search for this book for years. Finally came upon it in an old antique bookshop. I have always been fascinated with this actress, coming from my home country and becoming a big star in the golden age of Hollywood. Great romances, great loss, shunned from her community and her peers, a free-spirited woman wanting to live her life. And what a life she led.
Richard
Aug 17, 2014 Richard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: show-business
This autobiography of Ingrid Bergman alternates between the first person (presumably written by Bergman herself) and the third person, where co-author Alan Burgess steps in. It's a bit of a strange device, but I soon got used to it, and it worked pretty well, allowing us to get additional perspectives. The book also includes the text of quite a few letters written both to and from the actress.

The pivotal story in this book is the scandal that arose when Bergman had an out-of-wedlock baby with di
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Christopher Carter
Highly interesting
Laurie Burkland
Mar 06, 2008 Laurie Burkland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Movie fans, anyone facing societal judgement
I went through a Hollywood star biography phase for a while and learned a lot about the golden age of films.
Ingrid Bergman became my favorite movie star as I read this book. She was smart, funny, beautiful and brave. She left behind a successful career and a young child to pursue true love. Her return to the screen was a triumph. She was a feminist who risked everything for what she believed.
Catharina
Sep 12, 2015 Catharina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 2015, urc15
Jag är så glad att jag plockade upp denna på en loppis och nu har läst den. Ännu gladare ät jag väl att Ingrid Bergman och Alan Burgess skrev boken. Ingrid Bergman verkar ha levt ett helt fantastiskt liv och jag uppskattar verkligen att få ta del av det.
Laura
Aug 17, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english
What a wonderful reading experience this was. The best book in this genre is still Lauren Bacalls' By Myself, but this book comes in as close second. I was so inspired by this story and the woman who lived it.
Sally
I was actually - shock, horror - never the hugest Ingrid Bergman fan! And as such this wasn't my favourite autobiography.
Nisha D'lima
A truly graceful actress who had her share of ups and downs, successes and mistakes and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is
Carolyn F.
I thought she did a very good job of retelling her life, warts and all. Great actress.
Sarah Vanden Bosch
Good if you are intrigued by old Hollywood. Got a little long towards the end.
David Vanness
Dec 12, 2012 David Vanness marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
My copy is hardback same cover with 504 pages.
Harlani
Sep 12, 2010 Harlani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ingrid like I've never expected before.
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