Finnish actors died in 2007

Here are 5 famous actors from Finland died in 2007:

Rauni Mollberg

Rauni Mollberg (April 15, 1929 Hämeenlinna-October 11, 2007 Loimaa) was a Finnish film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor.

Mollberg began his career in the film industry as an actor in the 1950s, after which he transitioned to directing films in the 1960s. He gained international recognition for his 1972 film "The Earth Is a Sinful Song," which won the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Throughout his career, Mollberg's films often dealt with social and political issues, particularly those affecting the rural working class. Some of his notable films include "Punainen viiva" (The Red Line) and "Maa on syntinen laulu" (The Earth Is a Sinful Song), both of which are based on novels by Finnish author Väinö Linna.

Mollberg was also involved in numerous cultural and political organizations, including the Finnish Association of Film Directors and the Communist Party of Finland. In 1993, he was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal for his contributions to Finnish culture.

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Markku Peltola

Markku Peltola (July 12, 1956 Helsinki-December 31, 2007 Kangasala) also known as Peltola, Markku or Markku Juhani Peltola was a Finnish actor and musician.

He graduated from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and went on to work in both film and theater. Peltola's breakthrough role was in the 2002 film "The Man Without a Past" directed by Aki Kaurismäki, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also appeared in Kaurismäki's "Lights in the Dusk" and "Le Havre." In addition to his acting career, Peltola was also a skilled musician and played in several bands throughout his life. He passed away from a heart attack at the age of 51.

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Kirka (September 22, 1950 Helsinki-January 31, 2007 Helsinki) a.k.a. Kirka Babitzin, Kirill Babitzin or Kirka Babitsin was a Finnish singer and actor. His children are called Alexandra Babitzin, Katarine Babitzin, Boris Babitzin and Nikolai Babitzin.

Kirka's real name is Kirill Babitzin, and he was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1950. He gained fame as a singer in the 1970s and 1980s, known for his powerful voice and energetic performances. Kirka also enjoyed success as an actor, appearing in several Finnish films and television shows. He was a beloved figure in Finnish culture, known for his kindness and humble demeanor. Sadly, Kirka passed away in 2007 at the age of 56, leaving behind a legacy as one of Finland's greatest musical talents. Despite his passing, his music continues to be celebrated and loved by fans around the world.

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Osmo Harkimo

Osmo Harkimo (October 7, 1923 Kymi, Finland-April 8, 2007 Sipoo) also known as O. Harkimo or Ossi Harkimo was a Finnish cinematographer, actor and television director. He had one child, Harry Harkimo.

Osmo Harkimo started his career in the movie industry as a cinematographer and worked on several films during the 1940s and 1950s. He then went on to work as an actor, appearing in a number of films and television shows. He was also a television director for many years, working on popular Finnish television programs such as "Hyvät ja Huonot Uutiset" and "Talvisota". Harkimo was highly respected in the Finnish film and television industry and received numerous awards for his work, including the Mauno Koivisto Prize in 1998. In addition to his work in entertainment, Harkimo was a World War II veteran, having fought for Finland during the war. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 83.

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Esko Elstelä

Esko Elstelä (November 15, 1931 Pori-September 30, 2007 Helsinki) was a Finnish screenwriter, television director, actor and film director.

Elstelä is best known for his contributions to the Finnish film industry in the 1960s and 1970s. He made his directorial debut in 1960 with the film "Tähtisumua" and went on to direct several popular films such as "Pekka ja Pätkä neekereinä" and "Kiljusen herrasväki". In addition to his work in film, Elstelä also worked as a screenwriter for television programs and wrote over 70 radio plays. He was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 1991 for his contributions to Finnish culture.

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