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Ingrid Bergman
Actress Ingrid Bergman, who starred in "Casablanca"

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"Casablanca" Premiered and the Allies Landed Expeditionary Forces in North Africa
November 26, 1942

The city of Casablanca suffered severe bombardment during General Dwight Eisenhower's "Operation Torch." Six weeks later, in January 1943, however, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British leader Winston Churchill met there for the Casablanca Conference. There they developed a single military strategy and decided Germany, Italy, and Japan must surrender unconditionally. At the time, the movie "Casablanca" was a compelling anti-Nazi film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Screenplay of 1943. It also featured the beloved song "As Time Goes By," which begins, "You must remember this," as performed by the café's pianist, Sam. If you haven't seen it, rent it. If you have, you might want to "Play it, Sam."
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