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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 14 February 1910Oslo, Norway
Date of Death 25 November 1995
Birth NameLeif Normann Nilsen
Nickname Lange-Leif
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born 1910 in Oslo, Norway, Leif Juster became an popular actor at the stage already in the early 30s. His film career had a little more slowly start - after his debut in 'Jeppe på Bjerget' (1933) it took about eight years before he got his really breakthrough, in the comedy 'Den Forsvundne Pølsemaker' - this film was undoubtedly an imitation of the legendary comedy team 'Laurel and Hardy'.

After 'Pølsemakeren' it only went higher and higher for him. In 1945 he and his wife opened the revue teathre 'Edderkoppen', which became one of the most important theaters for Norwegian comedians until it stopped up in 1970 by economical reasons. It's worth saying that the theatre opened again with big success in the spring of 2003.

After years out of the silver screen - only occupied about 'Edderkoppen' - he returned again with classics such as 'Fjols til Fjells' (1957), 'Bustenskjold' (1958), 'Bussen' (1961) and later also 'Skraphandlerne' (1975).

Even if Juster played in some dramas - 'Bussen' is one of them - all of us remember him as the funny, little strange, temperamentally, but kind, man. He became for his time Norway's most original actor - at that time, all of the others actors in that country talked like they commented something in radio.

When Juster died in 1995, he became the first Norwegian actor buried on the cost of the state.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Snorre Mathiesen

Trivia (2)

Uncle of actor 'Rolf Just-Nilsen'.
The Norwegian people voted him the funniest Norwegian comedian of all times.

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