Danish movie stars born in 1921

Here are 5 famous actors from Denmark were born in 1921:

Keld Markuslund

Keld Markuslund (July 9, 1921 Funen-October 20, 1972 Denmark) also known as Keld Ivan Mark Lund was a Danish actor.

He started his acting career in the 1940s and rose to fame in the 1950s with his roles in Danish films such as "Ordet" (1955) and "Helle for Helene" (1959). Markuslund also appeared in a number of Danish TV series in the 1960s such as "Isbjørnserien" and "Søndage med Victor Borge". In addition to acting, he also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films and TV shows into Danish. Markuslund received several awards for his performances, including the Danish Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in "Helle for Helene" and the Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Han, Hun, Dirch og Dario" (1962).

Knud Hilding

Knud Hilding (November 21, 1921 Copenhagen-September 14, 1975 Copenhagen) was a Danish actor.

He began his acting career in the theater after World War II and later transitioned to film, where he became a popular actor known for his versatile roles. Hilding starred in over 60 films in his career, including classics such as "The Olsen Gang" series and "The Shooting Party." He was known for his expressive face and ability to convey deep emotions through his performances. In addition to his work as an actor, Hilding was also a talented painter and musician. He died at the age of 53 due to complications from cirrhosis of the liver.

Bendt Rothe

Bendt Rothe (May 9, 1921 Copenhagen-December 31, 1989 Denmark) a.k.a. Bendt Vincentz Christian Rothe was a Danish actor.

Bendt Rothe began his career in the 1940s and went on to become one of Denmark's most respected actors. He worked in film, television, and theater, and his career spanned four decades. Rothe was particularly known for his work in Danish-language films, including "Sønnen fra Amerika" (The Son from America) and "Harry og kammertjeneren" (Harry and the Butler). He also appeared in international productions, such as "The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) and "The Quiller Memorandum" (1966). In addition to acting, Rothe was also a director, writer, and producer. He was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog in 1981, in recognition of his contributions to Danish culture.

Gotha Andersen

Gotha Andersen (January 29, 1921 Copenhagen-March 12, 1984 Denmark) also known as Oscar Johannes Gotha Andersen was a Danish actor.

Gotha Andersen started his acting career in 1945 at the Aarhus Theatre, where he worked for almost three decades. He acted in a variety of plays, ranging from traditional Danish works to plays by modern playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill.

In addition to his theatre work, Andersen also appeared in several Danish films, including "Ditte, Child of Man" (1946) and "Prometheus' Garden" (1980). He also appeared in various TV productions during the 1960s and 1970s.

Andersen was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog, a Danish royal order, in 1979 for his contributions to Danish culture. He passed away on March 12, 1984, at the age of 63, in Denmark.

Gyrd Løfquist

Gyrd Løfquist (June 2, 1921 Copenhagen-May 1, 2012 Copenhagen) also known as Gyrd Lofqvist, Gyrd Løfgvist or Gyrd Løfqvist was a Danish actor.

He made his stage debut in 1943 at the Danish Royal Theatre and went on to become a prominent figure in Danish theatre and cinema. Løfquist starred in over 60 films and TV shows and received multiple awards for his performances, including a Bodil Award for Best Actor in the drama "Farlige kys" (1950). He was also a respected theatre director and taught acting at the Danish National School of Theatre. Additionally, Løfquist was a published author, writing about his experiences as an actor and director in his autobiography, "A Life in Theatre" (1995).

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