Finnish actors died in 2006

Here are 4 famous actors from Finland died in 2006:

Esko Nikkari

Esko Nikkari (November 23, 1938 Lapua-December 17, 2006 Seinäjoki) also known as Esko Vilhelm Nikkari was a Finnish actor.

He was most known for his work in theater, having acted in over 100 different productions throughout his career. Nikkari began studying at the Finnish Theatre Academy in 1958 and made his stage debut in 1960. He also acted in several films and television shows, including the popular Finnish crime series "Punainen Viiva" ("The Red Line"). In addition to acting, Nikkari was also a director and a writer, having penned several plays and even a memoir about his experiences as an actor. He was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 2006 for his lifelong contribution to Finnish culture.

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Ville-Veikko Salminen

Ville-Veikko Salminen (August 23, 1937 Turku-January 16, 2006 Helsinki) also known as V-V Salminen or Ville Salminen was a Finnish actor and television director.

Throughout his career, Salminen played roles in over 50 films and television series. Notably, he starred in the 1973 Finnish film "Tulipää" alongside fellow actor Kari Franck. Salminen was also a prolific television director, having directed over 30 television shows in his career. He is perhaps best known for his work on the popular Finnish television dramas "Kotikatu" and "Salatut Elämät". Salminen was widely respected in the Finnish entertainment industry for his dedication to his craft and his ability to bring out the best in his fellow actors. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 68 due to a sudden heart attack. Despite his untimely death, Ville-Veikko Salminen left behind a lasting legacy in Finnish film and television.

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Kosti Klemelä

Kosti Klemelä (February 29, 1920 Loimaa-March 26, 2006 Helsinki) also known as Kosti Klemela was a Finnish actor.

He began his acting career in 1949 and appeared in over 100 films and TV shows during his lifetime. Klemelä was known for his versatility as an actor, portraying a wide range of characters from comedic to dramatic roles. Some of his most notable films include "The White Reindeer" (1952), "The Unknown Soldier" (1955), and "The Winter War" (1989). In addition to his work in film and television, Klemelä also had a successful career in theater, performing with the Finnish National Theatre for many years. He was highly respected in the Finnish entertainment industry and received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the arts.

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Olavi Tuomi

Olavi Tuomi (May 22, 1932 Helsinki-November 14, 2006 Helsinki) also known as Ola Tuomi or Matti Olavi "Ola" Tuomi was a Finnish actor and cinematographer.

He began his career in filmmaking as a cinematographer, working on several Finnish films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Tuomi later transitioned into acting and became known for his work in Finnish television and film. He appeared in over 50 films and TV shows throughout his career, including the popular Finnish TV series "Kuulustelu" and "Salatut elämät". In addition to his work in acting, Tuomi also directed a number of short films and documentaries. He was a respected figure in the Finnish film industry and was awarded numerous accolades for his contributions. Tuomi passed away in 2006 at the age of 74.

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