Danish movie stars died in Cancer

Here are 5 famous actors from Denmark died in Cancer:

Werner Heyking

Werner Heyking (June 14, 1913 Denmark-October 10, 1974 Denmark) also known as Werner J. Heyking or Werner Jannick Heyking was a Danish actor.

Heyking began his acting career in theater before transitioning to film. He made his film debut in "Når ungdommen synger" (1938) and went on to appear in over 30 films throughout his career, including "Otto er et nesehorn" (1963) and "Slottet" (1964). Heyking was known for his versatility as an actor, often taking on complex and challenging roles.

In addition to his work on screen, Heyking was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous Danish dubs of foreign films and television shows. He was also a well-respected stage director, having directed productions for theaters such as the Royal Danish Theatre.

Heyking was the recipient of several awards throughout his career, including the Reumert Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1952 and the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1959. Despite his success, Heyking remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death in 1974.

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Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt (July 12, 1886 Copenhagen-June 2, 1956 Hollywood) also known as Jean Pierre Hersholt or Jean Buron Hersholt was a Danish actor and film director. He had two children, Allan Hersholt and Jean Hersholt Jr..

Hersholt started his acting career in Denmark before moving to the United States in the early 1910s. He quickly became a prominent actor in Hollywood during the silent film era, and continued to act in films during the transition to sound films. Hersholt is perhaps best known for his role as Shirley Temple's grandfather in the film "Heidi" (1937).

In addition to acting, Hersholt also served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, which provided assistance to members of the film industry who were in need. He was also the founder of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to an individual in the film industry who has made a significant humanitarian contribution.

Hersholt's legacy in Hollywood is also honored with the Jean Hersholt Boulevard, a street located in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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Axel Strøbye

Axel Strøbye (February 22, 1928 Frederiksberg-July 12, 2005 Charlottenlund) also known as Axel Strobye, Axel Strøby Jacobsen or Aksel Strøbye was a Danish actor. He had two children, Michäela Strøbye and Thomas Strøbye.

Strøbye began his acting career in the 1950s and was a well-known figure in Danish cinema and theater. He appeared in numerous films such as "Olsen Banden" and "Huset på Christianshavn," and also played a recurring role on the TV series "Matador."

Aside from his work as an actor, Strøbye was also a director and writer. He directed the film "Frøken April" and wrote several plays including "Drømmespill" and "Gøtalandsfarerne."

In 1992, Strøbye was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog for his contributions to Danish culture. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 77.

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Preben Neergaard

Preben Neergaard (May 2, 1920 Farum-July 22, 1990 Frederiksberg) was a Danish actor and film director. He had one child, Merete de Neergaard.

Neergaard began his acting career in the 1940s and quickly became a well-known face in Danish film and theater. He appeared in over 60 films during his career, including "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952) and "The Olsen Gang" series (1968-1981).

In addition to his work as an actor, Neergaard also ventured into directing. He directed several films, including "Kispus" (1956) and "Fæhunden" (1968).

Neergaard was also involved in the Danish dubbing industry, lending his voice to several foreign films and television series.

In 1985, Neergaard was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog for his contributions to Danish culture.

He passed away in 1990 at the age of 70.

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Bent Christensen

Bent Christensen (May 28, 1929 Gunderup-January 6, 1992 Keldernæs) was a Danish screenwriter, film director, actor, television director and film producer.

Throughout his career, Bent Christensen became known for his romantic comedies and his light-hearted approach to filmmaking. He had a decades-long career in the Danish film industry, directing more than 20 films and acting in a number of productions. Some of his most famous works include "The Girls Are Willing," "Helle for Satan," and "Private Event." Additionally, he made several successful television productions, such as "Hits" and "Grand Prix." Christensen was awarded the Carl Th. Dreyer Award in 1979 for his work in the film industry. Despite his success, he is perhaps best known for his role as the yacht-owning Mr. Rasmussen in the popular Danish TV show "Matador."

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