USPS jointly with Swedish post issued a special stamp to honour Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish born legendary actress of Hollywood.
This is the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series issued by USPS, featuring a circa 1940 image of Bergman that was taken by Laszlo Willinger, known for his portraits of celebrities.
The date of issue corresponds also to the 100th anniversary of Ingrid Bergman.
Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films.
She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress.
She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute.
Beloved in both her native Sweden and the United States, she is best remembered for her timeless portrayals of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), Paula Alquist in Gaslight (1944), Anna Koreff in Anastasia (1956), and Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946).
Before becoming a star in American films, she had been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to U.S. audiences came with her starring role in the English-language remake of Intermezzo (1939).
After a decade in American films, she starred in Roberto Rossellini’s Stromboli (1950), following the revelation that she was having an extra-marital affair with the director.
The affair and then marriage with Rossellini created a scandal in the US that forced her to remain in Europe for several years, when she made a successful Hollywood return in Anastasia (1956), for which she won her second Academy Award.
Ingrid Bergman died in 1982 on her 67th birthday in London, of breast cancer. Her body was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, London, and her ashes taken to Sweden.
Title: Ingrid Bergman Joint issue stamp USA
Date of Issue: 20 August 2015
Source: US Postal service
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