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Date of Birth 20 November 1918Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Date of Death 25 December 2006Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden  (cerebral hemorrhage)

Mini Bio (1)

His early life became a bit embarrasing - he started school in a girls' school, where his aunt was a teacher. He played theatre in high school but that didn't gave him any dreams of becoming an actor. He continued to the university of Stockholm and read litterature- and art history. He continued with small time acting and eventually became interested and was accepted at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school. After graduation, he began a busy career at the different theatres in Stockholm with plays by August Strindberg, Hjalmar Bergman, Noël Coward and Garson Kanin. His movie career began with Elvira Madigan (1943) and other bit parts. He got the leading part in När kärleken kom till byn (1950) where he played a substitute-teacher who comes to a small village. He made a lot of movies during the 1950s, since the theatres was only open eight months a year. He was usually cast as a nice young man until Arne Mattsson's Damen i svart (1958). He also worked as a producer for Sandrews and produced the immensely successful Love Mates (1961). He got a well-deserved Guldbagge award for his role as the retired hairdresser in Glädjekällan (1993).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson <mattias.thuresson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

Spouse (1)

Marianne von Baumgarten (7 March 1977 - 25 December 2006) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (2)

Lives on Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. [1999]
Voice of Sir Hiss in the Swedish adaption of Disney's Robin Hood (1973).

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