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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 January 1924Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden
Date of Death 11 February 2014Sweden
Birth NameHildur Alice Nilson

Mini Bio (1)

Her parents sang and played in amateur theatre. Growing up, she sang with her mother. Her father took her to Stockholm when she was 13 and got an offer to sing at a nightclub but had to reject the offer. But on the train back home she met a voice coach who promised to give her singing lessons. The lessons couldn't destroy her natural talent and she She got more and more attention and in 1939 she sang at nightclubs like Berns or China and got a record contract. She has performed with all the big names in Swedish music, people like Charlie Norman, Putte Wickman and Arne Domnérus. Together with Svend Asmussen and Ulrik Neumann she formed the group SweDanes who even went on tour to the U.S. In the 1960s she performed together with Duke Ellington. After having been retired for 18 years she released a new album in 1998.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson <mattias.thuresson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

Spouse (1)

Nils Ivar Sjöblom (15 April 1944 - 11 February 2014) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Has a handicap of 16 in golf. [1996]
Sang the song "Lilla Stjärna" at Eurovision Song Contest in 1958, this was the first Swedish entry ever and she ended up in 4th place.
Has three children: Lilleba Largerbäck (b. 26 February 1945), Lasse Sjöblom (b. 19 March 1948), living in Kanada and Titti Sjöblom (b. 29 August 1949).
Retired in Marbella, Spain [1996]
Singer and actress.

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