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Date of Birth 27 April 1945Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Date of Death 20 November 2011Gothenburg, Sweden  (prostate cancer)
Birth NameLars Thorsten Brandeby
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After being expelled from high-school he worked for a few years in the sanitation business. In the evenings he studied to become a journalist. Working on Radio Sjuhärad he came in touch with Nationalteatern in Gothenburg and began a new career as an actor. Around 1980 he created the grumpy and bossy character Kurt Olsson for a radio show. The fame grew and finally he got a chance to make a TV show, Kurt Olssons television (1987). This character became the star of several TV-shows but the difficulty of developing Kurt Olsson further has meant that the character was eventually scrapped. Brandeby went on with television comedy, for example with the long-running comedy show Rena rama Rolf (1994). Between 2006 and May 2011 he played the police commissioner Sven Andersson in a series of criminal dramas, "Irene Huss". He fell ill with a kidney condition in the summer of 2011 and passed away at the end of 2011.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson

Spouse (1)

Unni Brandeby (1966 - 1993) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (1)

Father of Anna Brandeby (born September 6, 1968) and grandfather of her three children: Matilda, Jonatan and Alice.

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