Danish movie stars died in 1961

Here are 2 famous actors from Denmark died in 1961:

George Schnéevoigt

George Schnéevoigt (December 23, 1893 Copenhagen-February 6, 1961 Copenhagen) also known as George Schneevoigt or Fritz Ernst George Fischer was a Danish screenwriter, cinematographer, film director and actor. He had one child, Alf Schnéevoigt.

Schnéevoigt was a prolific filmmaker in Denmark's silent era, directing over 40 films and acting in over 60. He is best known for his 1920 film "Häxan," a horror documentary film about witchcraft and superstition that was highly controversial at the time. After sound was introduced to film, Schnéevoigt continued to direct and work in the industry, but his success waned. He eventually retired from filmmaking in the early 1950s. In addition to his work in film, Schnéevoigt was also a decorated pilot in World War I and a published author.

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Max Hansen

Max Hansen (December 22, 1897 Mannheim-November 12, 1961 Copenhagen) a.k.a. Max Josef Hansen, Max Josef Haller or The Little Caruso was a Danish singer, actor, comedian and cabaret artist. He had two children, Ann-Mari Max Hansen and Max Hansen Jr..

Hansen started his career in Berlin during the 1920s and quickly became a popular figure in the German entertainment scene. He appeared in several films during the 1930s, including "Kaiserwalzer" and "To New Shores". He was forced to flee Germany in 1933 due to his opposition to the Nazis, and settled in Copenhagen, where he continued to perform on stage and screen.

In Denmark, Hansen became a beloved figure and was known for his humorous and irreverent style. He appeared in several Danish films and worked with some of the country's most famous comedians, including Peter Malberg and Dirch Passer. He also recorded several popular songs, including "Så længe jeg lever" and "København, du har mit hjerte".

Hansen's career continued to flourish after World War II, and he remained a popular performer until his death in 1961. He was known for his wit, charm, and distinctive voice, and is remembered today as one of Denmark's greatest entertainers.

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