Finnish actors died in 1980

Here are 2 famous actors from Finland died in 1980:

Carl von Haartman

Carl von Haartman (July 6, 1897 Helsinki-August 27, 1980 Alamillo) was a Finnish actor.

He started his career in theater in the 1920s and later transitioned to film acting in the 1930s. He appeared in more than 70 Finnish films throughout his career, including the lead role in the film "Maailman tuulet" (1938) as well as supporting roles in classics such as "Juha" (1937) and "The Unknown Soldier" (1955). Haartman was known for his versatile acting skills and was often praised for his ability to bring depth and authenticity to his characters. In addition to acting, he was also a prominent theater director and served as the head of the Finnish National Theatre from 1953 to 1960.

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Oiva Sala

Oiva Sala (October 31, 1900 Helsinki-March 7, 1980 Helsinki) also known as Oiva Arttur Sala or Oiva Arttur Salin was a Finnish actor.

He started his career as an actor in the 1920s in Helsinki, performing in theatres such as the Finnish National Theatre and the Helsinki City Theatre. He became one of the most prominent actors in Finland, known for his versatility and ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles.

Sala starred in several Finnish films, including "Niskavuori" (1938), "Akseli and Elina" (1970), and "Kulkurin valssi" (1941), among others. He also played in radio and television productions, and was a noted voice actor, providing the Finnish dubbing for characters in foreign films.

In addition to his acting career, Sala was also a writer, penning both plays and memoirs. He was awarded several prestigious awards during his lifetime, including the Pro Finlandia medal and the Order of the Lion of Finland.

After a long and successful career, Oiva Sala passed away in Helsinki at the age of 79. However, his legacy in Finnish theatre and film lives on, with many of his performances remembered as classics of their respective eras.

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