Norwegian movie stars died at 57

Here are 3 famous actors from Norway died at 57:

Ernst Diesen

Ernst Diesen (April 6, 1913 Oslo-November 14, 1970 Oslo) was a Norwegian actor and theatre director. He had one child, Andreas Diesen.

Diesen was best known for his work in Norwegian theatre and film industry during the 1940s to 1960s. He began his theatrical career as an actor in 1935, and eventually became a director in 1945. In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed several productions including "Hamlet", "Othello" and "The Threepenny Opera".

In addition to his work in the theatre, Diesen appeared in several Norwegian films, including "Bastard", "A Man Came from the Future", and "The Master and His Servants". He was also a successful radio and television personality, hosting several programs during his career.

Diesen was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Norwegian Cultural Council's honorary award in 1959, and the Saint Olav's Order in 1967 for his contributions to Norwegian theatre and culture. He passed away in Oslo in 1970, leaving behind a legacy as one of Norway's most beloved and respected actors and directors.

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Jens Gunderssen

Jens Gunderssen (May 19, 1912 Drammen-December 11, 1969 Oslo) also known as Jens Gundersen was a Norwegian actor and singer-songwriter.

Jens Gunderssen started his career as an actor in 1935 when he made his stage debut as a student in the play "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare at the Central Theater in Oslo. He later appeared in several plays, films and television shows, most notably in the film "Fjols til fjells" (1957) and the TV series "Den Store barned├ąpen" (1961).

Apart from his acting career, Jens Gunderssen was also a talented singer and songwriter. He released several popular recordings during the 1940s and 1950s, including the song "En liten pike i lave sko" (A Little Girl in Low Shoes), which became a hit in Norway and is still considered one of the most popular Norwegian songs of all time.

In addition to his work as an actor and musician, Jens Gunderssen was a highly respected voice actor and dubbed the voices of several Hollywood stars in Norwegian versions of their films. He received the King's Medal of Merit in gold for his services to Norwegian culture in 1966, just three years before his untimely death at the age of 57.

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Per Kvist

Per Kvist (April 4, 1890 Overhalla-May 23, 1947 Oslo) a.k.a. Vidar Wexelsen was a Norwegian actor, entertainer, writer, singer and cabaret artist.

Per Kvist was born in Overhalla, Norway in 1890. He began his career as an actor and entertainer in the early 1900s, performing in theaters all across Norway. In addition to his work on stage, he also wrote and performed his own music in various cabarets and nightclubs.

Throughout his career, Kvist became known for his wit and charm, and was a beloved figure in the Norwegian entertainment industry. He was particularly well-known for his talents as a singer, and his recordings of popular Norwegian songs remain beloved by many to this day.

During World War II, Kvist's work took on a more political tone as he openly opposed the Nazi occupation of Norway. He used his performances to spread messages of resistance, and was one of the most prominent cultural figures to openly resist the occupation.

Kvist died in Oslo in 1947, but his legacy as an actor, entertainer, and political activist lives on. He is remembered as a beloved figure in Norwegian entertainment history, and is still celebrated for his many contributions to the country's cultural heritage.

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