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Erik Bye (1926–2004)

He was born Erik Erikssøn Bye in Brooklyn, New York in 1926 to Norwegian parents. The family returned home to Norway when Erik was to begin school. After a few years at Ringerike, Norway, they moved to Nordstrand - a suburb to Oslo. As a teenager he got involved in the resistance movement fighting the Germans occupying norway. He ended up having ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Oslo, Norway

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 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Andreas Beck
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Andreas Beck
- Leading Men (1985) ... Andreas Beck
 1983 Ja, vi elsker
 1970 Lørdagskveld med Erik Bye (TV Series)
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 1967 Idébanken (TV Series)
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 1966 Journey to the Sea
Hilmar
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 1958 Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (Documentary) (ship's scribe)
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 2005 The Giant (Documentary)
As himself
 2002 Først & sist (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #8.8 (2002) ... Himself
 1996 Wiese (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Himself
 1992 Jakten på Mangas Coloradas (TV Mini-Series)
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 1982 Aldri på en lørdag (TV Series)
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 1980 Lørdagsredaksjonen (TV Series)
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 2005 Store Norske (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself
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Personal Quote:

For the past 100 years we have gone from navigating by the stars to navigating among the stars. But the only thing we haven't managed to invent, and what makes all other discoveries and inventions immaterial
  • is peace.



Trivia:

Among his many awards are three Norwegian Grammys (Spelemannsprisen) for 1972, 1981 and 2003, Doctor of Letters Midland College (USA), Knight 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav (highest order in Norway), the Icelandic Falk Order (Iceland) and the Distinguished International Alumni Award (USA). See more »

Nickname:

Høvdingen

Star Sign:

Pisces

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