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Alice Babs (1924–2014)


Her parents sang and played in amateur theatre. Growing up, she sang with her mother. Her father took her to Stockholm when she was 13 and got an offer to sing at a nightclub but had to reject the offer. But on the train back home she met a voice coach who promised to give her singing lessons. The lessons couldn't destroy her natural talent and ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in Sweden

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Known For

En trallande jänta
En trallande jänta Inger 'Babs' Jansson
(1942)
Swing it, fröken
Swing it, fröken Alice Lind
(1956)
Symphonie in Gold
(1956)
Resan till dej
Resan till dej Gun Karlsson
(1953)

Filmography

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 2014 Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (performer: "Twiedlie Die" (aka "Tweedlee Dee"))
 2013 Monica Z (performer: "Filosofisk dixieland")
 2004 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2004) ... (performer: "Droppen Dripp och Droppen Drapp")
 2003 Capricciosa (performer: "Gläns öer sjö och strand")
 2003 Ramona (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Lullaby of Birdland", "Billy Boy")
 1998 Skärgårdsdoktorn (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I nöd och lust (1998) ... (performer: "Jag har en liten radiola")
 1993 Minns Ni? (Documentary short) (performer: "Swing it, magistern")
 1993 Möte med Hasse (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Swing it, magistern" - uncredited)
 1961 Isola Bella (performer: "Wo find' ich den mann")
 1958 Jazzgossen (performer: "Swing it, magistern" - as Alice Babs Nilsson)
 1958 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special) (performer: "Lilla stjärna")
 1956 Swing it, fröken (music: "Det är inte sant") / (performer: "Lärarinneuppvaktningen", "Verbvisan", "Det är inte sant", "I'm for You, You're for Me", "Closer, Closer", "Spagettivisan")
 1956 Symphonie in Gold (performer: "Dongdingeldang")
 1953 Resan till dej (performer: "BARRELS 'N BARRELS OF ROSES / JAG GER ROSOR", "EMILVISAN", "EN GÅNG JAG SEGLAR I HAMN", "PÅ SÖNDAG", "ET LILLE KÆRTEGN / EN KLAPP PÅ KINDEN", "FJÄRRAN SOL OCH MÅNE")
 1953 I dur och skur (music: "Parasollvisan")
 1953 Kungen av Dalarna (performer: "Kingdom Coming / The Year of Jubilo")
 1952 Drömsemester (performer: "Ole Dole Doff", "Han kom från Texas", "Dockorna", "Rainbow Street")
 1947 Sången om Stockholm (performer: "Rumba i Balders hage", "Sjungom studentens lyckliga dag", "Swingminded", "En cent för en kyss", "När du hör min melodi", "Sången om Stockholm (Men kunde vi bara få vind igen"))
 1944 Örnungar ("COCKTAIL SWING", "GÅ UPP OCH PRÖVA DINA VINGAR")
 1943 Vi mötte stormen (performer: "Swing it, magistern")
 1941 Magistrarna på sommarlov (performer: "En liten smula kärlek", "Swing ändå", "Pythagoras swing")
 1940 'Swing it' magistern (performer: "Swing it, magistern", "Swing ling lej", "Regntunga skyar", "Oh Boy, Oh Boy", "Regntunga skyar (repris)", "Regntunga skyar (andra repris)")
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Alternate Names:

Alice 'Babs' Nilson | Alice 'Babs' Nilsson | Alice Babs Nilsson | Alice Babs Sjöblom
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Trivia:

Sang the song "Lilla Stjärna" at Eurovision Song Contest in 1958, this was the first Swedish entry ever and she ended up in 4th place. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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