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Notorious by Donald Spoto
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Aug 07, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: Swedophiles, anyone who mistakes her for Ingmar's twin sister
Read in November, 1999

A well-researched and detailed account of one of film's best treasures. A graceful but shy Swedish thespian whose natural beauty enabled her to wear no makeup, Ingrid Bergman was, for a time, Hollywood's highest-paid actress. After a stellar rise to cinematic ubiquity, she was pilloried by the U.S. Congress as an adultress and expelled from the country. Not to be stymied, her Oscar-winning performances eventually earned her redemption in the eyes of the American people. Her work set a standard that current actors can only dream of reaching.

In the interest of transparency, I suppose that this rating is less a review of the book itself and more of an appreciation for the life Ingrid Bergman lived.

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