Silver Screen Stars

Silver Screen Stars

Robert Mitchum
Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Smooth/Arts  |  March 8, 2018

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor who rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. Classic roles include His Kind of Woman (1951), Night of the Hunter (1955) Heaven Knows Mr Allison (1957), The Enemy Below (1957), The Sundowners (1960), Cape Fear (1961), The Longest Day (1962), Ryan's Daughter (1970 David Lean) and Yakuza (1974) Mitchum is No.23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor who rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. Classic roles include His Kind of Woman (1951), Night of the Hunter (1955) Heaven Knows Mr Allison (1957), The Enemy Below (1957), The Sundowners (1960), Cape Fear (1961), The Longest Day (1962), Ryan's Daughter (1970 David Lean) and Yakuza (1974) Mitchum is No.23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a 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. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. Before becoming a star in American films, she had been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to US audiences came with her starring role in the English remake of Intermezzo in 1939. In the US, she brought to the screen a "Nordic freshness and vitality", along with exceptional beauty and intelligence. David O Selznick, who called her "the most completely conscientious actress" he had ever worked with, gave her a seven-year acting contract, thereby supporting her continued success. A few of her other starring roles, besides Casablanca, included For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St Mary's (1945), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), and Under Capricorn (1949), and the independent production, Joan of Arc (1948). In 1950, after a decade of stardom in American films, she starred in the Italian film Stromboli, which led to a love affair with director Roberto Rossellini while they were both already married.

Silver Screen Stars: Ingrid Bergman

Media arts, History

Years 9-10, 11-12 Media arts, History
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Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a 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. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. Before becoming a star in American films, she had been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to US audiences came with her starring role in the English remake of Intermezzo in 1939. In the US, she brought to the screen a "Nordic freshness and vitality", along with exceptional beauty and intelligence. David O Selznick, who called her "the most completely conscientious actress" he had ever worked with, gave her a seven-year acting contract, thereby supporting her continued success. A few of her other starring roles, besides Casablanca, included For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St Mary's (1945), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), and Under Capricorn (1949), and the independent production, Joan of Arc (1948). In 1950, after a decade of stardom in American films, she starred in the Italian film Stromboli, which led to a love affair with director Roberto Rossellini while they were both already married.
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