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Victor Borge (I) (1909–2000)


Pianist, composer, songwriter, entertainer and actor, educated at Borgerdydskolen and the Conservatory of Copenhagen. He studied with Egon Petri and Frederic Lammond. His concert career began in 1922, and he performed in a musical revue in 1934, and in films by 1937. Arriving in the US in 1940, he made his American radio debut on the Bing Crosby ... See full bio »

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Known For

Higher and Higher Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor
(1943)
The King of Comedy Victor Borge
(1982)
Mr. Belvedere Lynn Belvedere
(1965)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Mr. Willoughby
(1967)

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 1982 The King of Comedy
Victor Borge
 1975 Consumer Survival Kit (TV Series)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Willoughby
- The Suburbia Affair (1967) ... Mr. Willoughby
 1966 The Daydreamer
Zenith (The Second Tailor) (voice)
 1965 Mr. Belvedere (TV Movie)
Lynn Belvedere
 1951 The Victor Borge Show (TV Series)
Victor Borge
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... Victor Borge
 1943 Higher and Higher
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor
 1939 De tre måske fire
Kontorist - Bøjesen (as Børge Rosenbaum)
 1938 Alarm
Tjener Cæsar (as Børge Rosenbaum)
 1937 Der var engang en Vicevært
Komponist Bøegh
 1937 Frk. Møllers jubilæum
Klaverstemmer Asmussen
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1962, he hosted several episodes of a proposed TV anthology series called "The Victor Borge Comedy Theatre." The series, developed by Desilu, wasn't picked up by a network. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Børge Rosenbaum

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

And I wish to remind you that the smile is the shortest distance between people, and the more we smile, the less we fight. Because to my knowledge, no one ever fought smilingly...and won. So not goodbye, then. Never goodbye. Just...so long. See more »

Trivia:

Became a U.S. citizen after his move there, but remained popular in his native Denmark and often performed there. See more »

Nickname:

The Clown Prince of Denmark See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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