Norwegian movie stars died at 70

Here are 4 famous actors from Norway died at 70:

Albert Gran

Albert Gran (August 4, 1862 Bergen-December 16, 1932 Los Angeles) was a Norwegian actor.

He died caused by traffic collision.

Albert Gran was a highly regarded actor who enjoyed a long and successful career in Norway and abroad. He was renowned for his stage performances in various plays and operas, and his performances on the silver screen were often praised by critics and audiences alike.

Following his early success in Norway, Gran moved to London in 1889, where he became a prominent member of the theatrical community. He appeared in several notable productions, including as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" and as Javert in "Les Miserables".

In addition to his work on the stage, Gran also appeared in a number of films, including "The King of Kings" (1927) and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923). He continued to act in films until his untimely death in a traffic collision in Los Angeles in 1932.

Gran's legacy as one of Norway's leading actors and an accomplished performer on the international stage is remembered to this day.

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Einar Sissener

Einar Sissener (September 21, 1897 Oslo-March 4, 1968) a.k.a. Einar Rasmus Krag Schnitler Sissener was a Norwegian actor, film producer and film director.

He began his career in the theater before transitioning to film in the 1920s. Sissener appeared in over 70 films and directed over 20 films throughout his career. He became known for his work in the Norwegian film industry and was a prominent figure during the Golden Age of Norwegian Cinema in the 1930s and 1940s.

In addition to his work in film, Sissener was involved in the founding of the Norwegian Actors' Equity Association and served as its first chairman. He was also a member of the Norwegian Resistance during World War II and participated in the illegal theater scene in Nazi-occupied Norway.

Sissener's legacy in the Norwegian film industry was honored in 2004 when a street in Oslo was named after him. Today, he is remembered as a pioneering figure in Norwegian cinema and an influential member of the country's cultural community.

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Toralf Sandø

Toralf Sandø (April 6, 1899 Norway-March 4, 1970 Oslo) was a Norwegian film director, actor and screenwriter.

He played key roles in the Norwegian film industry during the 1930s to 1950s, directing and writing some of the country's most successful films. Sandø was first acknowledged as a filmmaker for his film "En glad gutt" (A Happy Boy) in 1932. Some of his notable works include "Den farlige leken" (The Dangerous Game) in 1942, "Tante Pose" (Auntie's Loot) in 1940, and "Bør Børson Jr." (1938), which is considered a classic in Norwegian cinema. In addition to his work in cinema, Sandø was known for his theatrical productions and radio plays. He was awarded the King's Medal of Merit in 1964 for his contributions to Norwegian arts and culture.

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Fridtjof Mjøen

Fridtjof Mjøen (April 5, 1897-April 5, 1967) was a Norwegian actor and theatre director.

He began his acting career in 1920 with the Oslo-based National Theater and later went on to establish his own theater company, where he directed and acted in many successful productions. Mjøen was known for his versatility as an actor, known for his ability to play both comedic and serious roles with equal ease.

In addition to his successful career in theater, Mjøen also appeared in numerous Norwegian films in the 1930s and 40s, including the 1937 comedy "Fjols til fjells." Later in life, he also became involved in radio dramas and television, hosting his own talk show in the 1950s.

In recognition of his contributions to Norwegian culture, Mjøen was awarded the King's Medal of Merit in gold in 1957.

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