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Benjamin Christensen (I) (1879–1959)

Benjamin Christensen was born on September 28, 1879 in Viborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) and The Devil's Circus (1926). He was married to Karen Winther, Sigrid Stahl and Ellen Arctander. He died on April 2, 1959 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See full bio »


(age 79) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Richard Bee | Benjamin Christiansen | Benjmain Christie

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While staying at a hotel in Paris, he was staying in a room next to a suite where famous opera singer Enrico Caruso was held up. Through the thin walls, Caruso heard Christiensen singing pieces of an opera to himself in the bathtub. Carouso later approached Christiensen and told him he had the best voice he had ever heard and offered to give him a lead part in his next production. Christiensen, ... See more »


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