INGMAR BERGMAN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Ernst Ingmar Bergman                                                             
Born: 14 July 1918 Uppsala, Sweden                                                     
Died: 30 July 2007 Fårö, Sweden                                                     
Ernst Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007)                                 
was an Academy Award-winning Swedish film, stage, and opera                           
director. He found bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his             
explorations of the human condition. He is recognized as one of the greatest and       
most influential filmmakers of modern cinema.                                         
He directed 62 films, most of which he wrote, and directed over 170 plays. Some       
of his internationally known favorite actors were Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow.       
Most of his films were set in the landscape of his native Sweden. The themes           
were often bleak, dealing with illness, betrayal, and insanity.                       
Bergman was active for more than 60 years, but his career was seriously               
threatened in 1976 when he suspended a number of pending productions, closed his       
studios, and went into self-imposed exile in Germany for eight years following a       
botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion.