#TBT – Remembering Ingrid Bergman’s Lymphoma Battle

Ingrid Bergman, winner of three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award for Best Actress was a rare Hollywood talent who stunned the world.

Appearing in the films ‘Joan of Arc’, ‘Anastasia’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, it was her role in ‘Casablanca’ – which has been deemed as the most significant film ever made – which was her ultimate claim to fame.

Besides being a beautiful charmer and astounding actor, Ingrid Bergman was also a ferociously independent woman who chose to defy convention.

Whilst still at the height of her fame, Bergman was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent two surgeries to remove the tumors, but the problem was aggravated because of lymphoma complications.

“At the beginning I didn’t want to discuss cancer—why bother other people with my personal problem? But I talked about it because I wrote the book for my children and could not avoid one part of my life when writing for them,” said Bergman and can be read in her autobiography.

After a hard battle with the disease, the actress Ingrid passed away in London in 1982, she was 67 years old.

Today we remember her in the video above.

To learn more about lymphoma, click here: http://bit.ly/1UwWKe6

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Andreia has a degree in New Communication Technologies and experience in social media, design and tech. She is eager to find new ways to communicate and explore her curiosity about science and technology.

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