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Gösta Ekman (I) (1890–1938)

Generally spoken of as Swedish theater's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theater. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the status of a living legend. Combined with a beautiful... See full bio »

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Faust Faust
Intermezzo Professor Holger Brandt
Swedenhielms Family
Swedenhielms Family Rolf Swedenhielm
Klovnen Joe Higgins


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 1940 Än en gång Gösta Ekman (Short)
Hellert, lawyer
 1937 Witches' Night
Arne Markell
 1936 Johan Ulfstjerna
Johan Ulfstjerna
 1936 Kungen kommer
Leonard Pettersson / King Charles XV
 1935 Swedenhielms Family
Rolf Swedenhielm
 1933 Två man om en änka
39 Ludwig Karlsson
 1933 Kära släkten
Claes af Leijonstam
 1931 Brokiga blad
Sigge Wulff
 1930 For Her Sake
Gunnar Lanner
 1928 The Last Night
 1927 Husband by Proxy
Marquis Robert de Luny & Jean Coubert
 1927 Hans engelska fru
Ivor Willington
 1926 Klovnen
Joe Higgins
 1926 Faust
Faust (as Gösta Ekmann)
 1924 The Young Nobleman
Count Hans Lewestierna
 1924 Carl XII:s kurir
Axel Roos
 1923 A Scarlet Angel
Henry Warden
 1922 Vem dömer
 1921 En lyckoriddare
Lars Wiwalt
 1920 Thora van Deken
 1920 Family Traditions
 1920 Gyurkovicsarna
Geza Gyurkovics
 1920 Sunshine and Shadow
Ture af Örnefeldt
 1918 Mästerkatten i stövlar
Karl Konstantin Kattrup
 1912 Systrarna
 1912 Trädgårdsmästaren
The Gardener's son
 1911 Blott en dröm
Konrad von X
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Extra in Franz Lehár's operetta 'The Merry Widow' at Oskarsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Gösta Ekmann

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Early on, Gösta Ekman was labeled as a workaholic, sacrificing himself for his art and for his love of the theatre. Later, as his fame increased, his workload also increased. During the day, he would rehearse and direct plays. In the evening, he played leading roles in stage plays. Later at night, he would film. This busy schedule left him with relatively little free time. Furthermore, the free ... See more »

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