Danish movie stars born in 1931

Here are 5 famous actors from Denmark were born in 1931:

Frits Helmuth

Frits Helmuth (July 3, 1931 Copenhagen-December 12, 2004 Copenhagen) was a Danish actor. His children are called Pusle Helmuth, Mikael Helmuth, Katrine Helmuth, Kristian Helmuth and Anne-Marie Helmuth.

Frits Helmuth started his acting career at the age of 18, joining the Royal Danish Theatre in 1949. He went on to become one of Denmark's most beloved actors, with a career spanning over 50 years. He was particularly recognized for his work in theatre, but also had a successful career in film and television.

Helmuth appeared in over 70 Danish films, including Christian Braad Thomsen's award-winning feature film "Weekend" (1962), and Henning Carlsen's "The Hunger" (1966), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also starred in many television productions, including the popular Danish TV series Matador (1978-1981).

Throughout his career, Helmuth received many awards and honours, including the Danish Film Academy's Robert Award for Best Supporting Actor three times. He was also awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1978, and the Order of the Dannebrog in 1985.

Frits Helmuth was married to the Danish actress Inge Sofie Skovbo, with whom he had five children. He continued acting until his death in 2004, aged 73.

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Preben Uglebjerg

Preben Uglebjerg (January 16, 1931 Glostrup Municipality-May 31, 1968 Denmark) was a Danish actor.

Preben Uglebjerg was most known for his role in the Danish film "Helle for Helene," released in 1959. He went on to act in several other Danish films such as "Frøken April" and "Vi der elske," as well as in Danish theatre productions. Uglebjerg was also a talented singer and recorded several popular Danish songs. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when he died in a car accident at the young age of 37. Despite his short career, he remains a beloved figure in Danish entertainment.

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Klaus Rifbjerg

Klaus Rifbjerg (December 15, 1931 Copenhagen-) is a Danish writer, screenwriter, journalist, critic, actor and film director. He has three children, Lise Rifbjerg, Synne Rifbjerg and Frands Rifbjerg.

Klaus Rifbjerg began his writing career in the late 1950s and quickly became a prominent figure in the Danish literary scene. His early works were characterized by their honest and often stark depictions of contemporary Danish society, and he was known for his exploration of taboo topics and themes. Among his most famous works are the novels "Den kroniske uskyld" (1967), "Anna, Hanna og Johanne" (1961) and "Den Arabiske Sommer" (1983).

In addition to writing, Rifbjerg has also enjoyed success as a filmmaker, directing several acclaimed films throughout his career. He has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to Danish literature and culture, including receiving the Danish Literature Prize in 1958 and the Nordic Literature Prize in 1970. Today, he is regarded as one of Denmark's most important and influential living writers.

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Jørgen Kiil

Jørgen Kiil (February 13, 1931 Aarhus-June 1, 2003 Copenhagen) also known as Jorgen Peter Christiansen Kiil or Jørgen Peter Christiansen Kiil was a Danish actor.

Over the course of his career, Kiil appeared in more than 70 Danish films and TV series. He trained at the Royal Danish Theatre's drama school in Copenhagen and began his acting career at the Aarhus Theatre in 1953. Kiil's breakthrough role was in the 1959 film "Poeten og Lillemor," which launched him to national prominence and led to many more film and TV roles. Some of his other notable film credits include "Harry og kammertjeneren" (1961), "Flagermusen" (1966), and "Barbara" (1997). In addition to his work in film and TV, Kiil also appeared on stage in numerous productions throughout Denmark. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog in 1980 for his contributions to Danish culture.

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Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt

Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt (July 7, 1931 Esbjerg-) is a Danish film director, screenwriter, television director and actor.

He studied at the National Film School of Denmark and made his directorial debut in 1955 with the short film "Landsbyen" (The Village). Kjærulff-Schmidt went on to direct several successful feature films, including "Kispus" (1962), "Sømænd og svigermødre" (1968), and "Manden der ville være skyldig" (1975).

In addition to his work in film, Kjærulff-Schmidt is also known for his contributions to Danish television. He directed and wrote for several popular TV shows during the 1970s and 1980s, including "Matador" (1978-1981), which is considered one of the greatest Danish television dramas of all time.

Kjærulff-Schmidt has received numerous accolades for his work, including several Robert Awards (the Danish equivalent of the Academy Award) and a Bodil Award (the Danish film critics' award). He is also a member of the Order of the Dannebrog, a Danish order of chivalry.

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