Danish movie stars died in 1981

Here are 5 famous actors from Denmark died in 1981:

Preben Kaas

Preben Kaas (March 30, 1930 Aalborg-March 27, 1981 Copenhagen) was a Danish actor, screenwriter, film director, comedian and film score composer. His children are called Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Jeppe Kaas, Lone Kaas, Kaas Hanne and Pernille Kaas.

Preben Kaas was known for his comedic talent and appeared in many popular Danish films and television shows. He also wrote and directed several films, including the 1974 comedy "Mig og Charly" (Me and Charly). In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Kaas was a noted composer and wrote scores for several films, including the 1967 film "Farlige kys" (Dangerous Kisses). He was nominated for two Bodil Awards for his acting work and won the award for Best Supporting Actor in 1976 for his role in "Skytten" (The Marksman). Kaas passed away from a heart attack at the age of 50.

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Jørgen Ryg

Jørgen Ryg (August 11, 1927 Copenhagen-August 28, 1981 Denmark) was a Danish actor, comedian and jazz musician.

His parents were both musicians, and they encouraged his interest in music from an early age. Ryg began his career as a jazz musician and played the double bass in various bands throughout Europe. However, he eventually found his true calling as an actor and comedian, and became a popular figure in Danish television and film.

Ryg is perhaps best remembered for his work on the popular Danish TV series "Matador," in which he played the character of "Mads Skjern," a charming and cunning businessman. He also appeared in several films, including "Mig og mafiaen" and "Hundige Strand."

Throughout his career, Ryg remained passionate about music and continued to perform as a jazz musician. He was a well-respected figure in Denmark's cultural scene and was often invited to perform at festivals and events.

Tragically, Ryg's life was cut short when he died of a heart attack in 1981, at the age of 54. However, his legacy lives on, and he is remembered as one of Denmark's most beloved actors and comedians.

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Ejner Federspiel

Ejner Federspiel (August 12, 1896 Denmark-November 21, 1981 Denmark) also known as Einar Fedespiel, Ejnar Federspiel or Einer Federspiel was a Danish actor. He had one child, Birgitte Federspiel.

Ejner Federspiel was born in Aarhus, Denmark and began his acting career in the 1920s with the Copenhagen-based theater group Det Kongelige Teater. He later also worked with other theater companies before transitioning to film in the 1930s. Over the course of his career, he acted in more than 80 films and television series, including popular Danish films like "Afgrunden" (1910), "Martha" (1967) and "Kampen om Næsbygaard" (1974).

Federspiel was known for his versatile acting skills, portraying characters of all ages and backgrounds with ease. He was particularly known for his work on stage, performing a range of roles from Shakespearean classics to modern plays. He was a beloved figure in the Danish acting community and continued to act well into his 70s.

Aside from his acting work, Federspiel was also a respected teacher in the Danish theater community, where he passed on his knowledge and experience to future generations of actors. He was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog in 1971 in recognition of his contributions to the arts in Denmark. Federspiel passed away in 1981 at the age of 85, leaving behind a legacy as one of Denmark's most beloved and respected actors.

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Nils Asther

Nils Asther (January 17, 1897 Hellerup-October 19, 1981 Farsta) a.k.a. Nils Anton Alfhild Asther, the male Greta Garbo or Anton Alfhild Nils Asther was a Danish actor. He had one child, Evelyn Asther.

Asther began his acting career in Denmark in 1916 and went on to appear in more than 70 films throughout his career. In 1926, he signed a contract with MGM and moved to Hollywood where he appeared in silent films such as "The Mysterious Lady" with Greta Garbo and "The Single Standard" with Joan Crawford.

Asther was known for his handsome features and his ability to portray romantic leading men, as well as for his versatility in tackling different genres of films. He continued to act in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both in Hollywood and in Europe.

In addition to his acting career, Asther was also a talented painter and sculptor. He often exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums.

Asther retired from acting in the early 1950s and returned to his native Denmark. He continued to create art until his death in 1981 at the age of 84.

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Arthur Jensen

Arthur Jensen (November 9, 1897 Copenhagen-November 28, 1981 Copenhagen) was a Danish actor.

He began his acting career in Denmark in the 1920s and appeared in over 100 films throughout his career. Jensen was known for his versatile acting range, and he played a wide variety of roles including villains, comedic characters and even romantic leads. Some of his notable films include "The Blue Lagoon" (1949), "The Return of Frank James" (1940) and "The Man from Laramie" (1955). Jensen was highly respected among his peers and was awarded various accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Bodil Award in 1948 for Best Supporting Actor. Despite his success as an actor, Jensen remained humble and graciously credited his fellow actors and filmmakers for his accomplishments. Today he is remembered as one of Denmark's most talented and versatile actors of the 20th century.

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