Cinema: A Basket of Ricotta

One afternoon last week, while the world's headlines featured nothing more exciting than the hydrogen bomb, Cinemactress Ingrid Bergman picked up the phone in her luxurious Rome apartment. She spoke calmly to tall, handsome Dr. Pier Luigi Guidotti, 32, the family physician of Italian Cinemaestro Roberto Rossellini. As she hung up, the doctor rushed over to drive her to Rome's most modern private clinic, the streamlined Villa Margherita. At 7 p.m., Ingrid gave birth to a plump, blue-eyed, 7-lb. 14-oz. boy.

Father Unknown. Only six weeks had passed since the loud report of...

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