(J.S. Marcus’s article ran in the Wall Street Journal 9/17.)
Liv Ullmann is known for her groundbreaking roles in Swedish movies, but she got her start on the Norwegian stage. Born in Tokyo in 1938 to Norwegian parents, she grew up in postwar Trondheim, and by her 20s had become one of Norway's best-known actresses. In the 1960s she began her celebrated collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). She acted in 10 of his films, starting in 1966 with "Persona," co-starring her friend, Swedish actress Bibi Andersson; and ending in 2003 with "Saraband," in which she appeared alongside Bergman regular, Erland Josephson.
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