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[May 2004, aged 85] All I got to look forward to, is death. I think back on everything I've experienced and I've led a fantastic, rich life. Just one day of my life would have been wonderful to many others. But death is the only thing in front of me. I have no rehearsels to get to. I have no projects, as they are called nowadays. That's why I feel so bad for the unemployed. That has to be the ...
She was the first person to break two barriers in Norway: 1. the first person to publicly talk about having a child with Down's Syndrome (a son who later died). 2. the first Norwegian celebrity to talk openly about cancer (after she herself suffered breast cancer).