|NET WORTH:||$68 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Director, Screenwriter, Producer|
|Born:||July 14, 1918|
|Died:||July 30, 2007|
|Spouse:||Ingrid von Rosen|
|Birth Name:||Ernst Ingmar Bergman|
|Height:||5ft. 10 in.(1.79m)|
Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known as one of the most influential directors of all time. He directed several films including the Swedish comedy film “Smiles of Summer Night” in 1995, “The Seventh Seal” in 1957, the drama film “The Silence” in 1963, the 1966 psychological drama film “Persona”, and more.
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born on July 14, 1918 in Uppsala, Sweden. He is the son of Karen and Erik Bergman, and has older brother and sister. Even though Bergman was raised in a devout Lutheran household, he later stated that he has lost his faith when he was at the age of eight, and only came to terms with this fact while creating the 1962 drama film, Winter Light.
When he was a teenager, he attended Palmgren’s School. Bergman later on attended Stockholm University College and studied art and literature. He did not graduated from the university, however, he wrote several plays and opera, which led him to become the assistant director of a local theatre. He was given the opportunity to direct one of his scripts, Caspar’s Death, in 1942. He then received an offer from the members of Svensk Filmindusri, to a position working on scripts.
While rehearsing August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death on January 30, 1976, he was arrested by two plainclothes police officers and charged him with income tax evasion. He then suffered a nervous breakdown, and was hospitalized due to a state of deep depression. Even though the charges were dropped later on as it was proven that he had not done any wrong, he vowed to never to work in Sweden again.
After the incident in Sweden, he considered working in America, with his next film “The Serpent’s Egg”, a German-U.S. production. It was then followed by a British-Norwegian co-production, “Autumn Sonata”, and a British-German co-production “From the Life of the Marionettes”.
Bergman then returned to his homeland temporarily, to direct the 1982 period drama film, Fanny and Alexander. His last work was the 2003 Swedish drama film, Saraband, which is a sequel to “Scenes from a Marriage”, before he focused on directing theatre.
In December 2003, he retired from filmmaking.
Bergman’s film mostly deals with loneliness, religious faith, and existential questions about mortality.
Bergman was married five times throughout his life. From March 1943 to 1945, he was married to his first wife, choreographer and dancer, Else Fischer, and the two had a daughter, Lena. Bergman then married his second wife, Ellen Lundstrom from July 1945 to 1950, and had 4 children. His third wife, Gun Grut, was married to him from 1951 to 1959, with one child. From 1959 to 1969, Bergman was married to Käbi Laretei, and the two had a son. His fifth and last wife, Ingrid von Rosen was married to him from November 11, 1971 to May 1995. The two had a daughter, named Maria von Rosen, and was born 12 years before their marriage.
Aside from his marriages, Bergman has also had romantic relationships with several actresses including Liv Ullman, in which he had a child.
On July 30, 2007, Bergman died from in his sleep at his home on the island of Fårö. Bergman had a hip injury in 2006 and was having a difficult recovery from it.
Bregman’s work was a great inspiration to some other directors, producers, and screenwriters. He is also cited as one of the major influence in some directors works. Bregman has an estimated net worth of $68 million, up until his last day.