Finnish actors died at age 45

Here are 2 famous actors from Finland died at 45:

Mauritz Stiller

Mauritz Stiller (July 17, 1883 Helsinki-November 18, 1928 Stockholm) also known as Moshe Stiller, Mauritz Rellits or Mosje was a Finnish film director, screenwriter and actor.

He began his career in theater before transitioning to films, and is perhaps best known for his work in the Swedish film industry during the silent era. Stiller is credited with discovering and helping launch the careers of Greta Garbo and Lars Hanson. He directed several films with Garbo, including "Gösta Berling's Saga" and "The Divine Woman". However, Stiller's own career was cut short when he died at the young age of 45 from pneumonia. Despite his short career, he is remembered as a pioneer in early Swedish cinema and for his influential work in shaping the careers of two of Hollywood's greatest stars.

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Masa Niemi

Masa Niemi (July 20, 1914 Vyborg-May 3, 1960 Tampere) also known as Martti Niemi, Martti "Masa" Elis Niemi or Martti Elis Niemi was a Finnish actor, comedian and musician.

He died caused by suicide.

Masa Niemi started his career as a musician in the 1930s and later became a prominent figure in Finnish theater and film. He was known for his comedic talent and often played eccentric or exaggerated characters, which made him a beloved figure in Finland's entertainment industry. He appeared in numerous plays, films, and TV shows, including the popular comedy series "Tankki Täyteen". Despite his success, Niemi struggled with depression and alcoholism, which ultimately led to his tragic death by suicide in 1960. He was posthumously awarded the Jussi Award, Finland's most prestigious film award, for his performance in the film "Viimeinen savotta". To this day, Niemi is remembered as one of the most iconic actors in Finnish history.

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