Here are 3 famous actors from Denmark died in 2004:
Ove Sprogøe (December 21, 1919 Odense-September 14, 2004 Tårnby) also known as Ove Wendelboe Sprogøe Petersen or Sprogøe, Ove was a Danish actor and singer. He had three children, Henning Sprogøe, Svend Sprogøe and Jørgen Sprogøe.
Born in Odense, Denmark, Ove Sprogøe studied acting at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. He initially worked as a stage actor, but eventually made a name for himself in Danish cinema. He is perhaps best known for his role as the bumbling detective Jensen in the Olsen-banden film series, which spanned over a dozen films. He also appeared in a number of other films throughout his career, including "The Red Mantle" and "The Green Butchers".
In addition to his work in film, Sprogøe was also a popular singer in Denmark, and released several albums throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He was a beloved figure in Danish entertainment and was widely recognized for his talent and contributions to Danish film and culture. Sprogøe passed away in 2004 at the age of 84.
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Ib Mossin (July 3, 1933 Frederiksberg-December 17, 2004 Copenhagen) also known as Ib Erik Mossin was a Danish film director, actor, screenwriter, singer and teacher.
He was born to a family of artists, and his mother was a renowned opera singer. Mossin began his career as an actor in the 1950s and later went on to direct and write screenplays for films. Some of his notable films include "Svinedrengen" (1966), "Kun sandheden" (1964) and "Gøngehøvdingen" (1961). His films often tackled social and political issues, and he was known for his sharp dialogue and nuanced characters.
In addition to his work in film, Mossin was a respected teacher at the Danish Film School, where he mentored some of Denmark's most successful filmmakers. He also had a successful singing career and was known for his performances of traditional Danish folk songs.
Mossin passed away in 2004 after a long battle with cancer, but his films and legacy continue to inspire and influence Danish cinema.
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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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