Here are 7 famous actors from Sweden were born in 1903:
Alf Sjöberg (June 21, 1903 Stockholm-April 17, 1980 Stockholm) otherwise known as Alf Sjoberg or Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, actor and theatre director.
He is considered one of the pioneers of Swedish cinema and was associated with the Swedish film movement known as the "Golden Age" of Swedish cinema. Sjöberg began his career as a stage director, working with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, before transitioning to film in the 1940s. He is best known for his film version of the August Strindberg play "Miss Julie" (1951), which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Sjöberg also directed other notable films such as "The Devil's Eye" (1960) and "Karin Månsdotter" (1954). In addition to his work in film, Sjöberg was also a prominent figure in Swedish theatre and television, and served as artistic director of the Gothenburg City Theatre from 1960 to 1963.
Arnold Sjöstrand (June 30, 1903 Sundbyberg Municipality-February 1, 1955 Malmö Municipality) was a Swedish actor and film director.
Arnold Sjöstrand started his acting career in the 1920s and starred in numerous Swedish films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was known for his versatile acting skills and his ability to bring depth and authenticity to his characters. In addition to acting, Sjöstrand also directed several films, including the 1945 drama "Resan bort" which was well-received by critics.
Sjöstrand was considered a leading name in Swedish cinema during his time and was awarded the prestigious Guldbagge Award in 1964, posthumously, for his outstanding contributions to the world of cinema. In addition to his work in film, Sjöstrand was also an accomplished stage actor and worked with several prominent theater companies throughout his career.
Despite his success, Sjöstrand struggled with alcoholism throughout his life and sadly passed away at the age of 51. His legacy as a talented actor and filmmaker lives on, however, and he is remembered as one of the greats in the history of Swedish cinema.
Tor Johnson (October 19, 1903 Kalmar-May 12, 1971 San Fernando) a.k.a. Tor Johansson, The Super Swedish Angel, Thor Johnson or Karl Oscar Tore Johansson was a Swedish actor and wrestler. He had one child, Karl Johnson.
Tor Johnson began his career as a professional wrestler in the 1920s and later transitioned to acting in the 1930s. He moved to the United States in 1940 and worked as a wrestler while pursuing his acting career. He gained fame in the 1950s for his roles in horror, sci-fi, and B-movies, including "Bride of the Monster" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space" directed by Ed Wood.
Johnson's imposing size and distinctive appearance, with his bald head and heavy-set frame, made him a memorable character on screen. Despite his limited acting range, he was a popular figure in B-movies and gained a cult following for his performances.
In addition to his acting and wrestling careers, Johnson worked as a police officer in California in the 1940s and 1950s. He passed away in 1971 at the age of 67.
Håkan Jahnberg (September 14, 1903 Stockholm-December 14, 1970 Gothenburg) otherwise known as Hakan Jahnberg was a Swedish actor. He had one child, Klas Jahnberg.
Håkan Jahnberg was a critically acclaimed actor during his time and appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and theater productions. He started his acting career at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm before transitioning to film acting in the 1930s. He made his film debut in the movie "Munkbrogreven" in 1935 and went on to act in many successful films including "Guldhornene" and "Söderpojke".
In addition to his work in films, Jahnberg also appeared in several television shows, including "The City", "Stories from the Southbank", and "The Prime Minister". He was also an accomplished theater actor, performing in several plays both in Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Jahnberg was known for his versatile acting skills and his ability to bring depth and complexity to the characters he played. He received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Swedish Academy's O'Neill Prize in 1954.
Although he passed away in 1970, Hakan Jahnberg remains as one of the most celebrated and respected actors in Sweden, known for his exceptional acting talents and his contribution to the Swedish film and theater industry.
Ture Ara (January 29, 1903 Stockholm-July 29, 1979 Helsinki) a.k.a. Ara, Ture or Tuure Ara was a Swedish actor.
He began his acting career in Sweden during the 1920s and later moved to Finland where he continued to work in the film industry. Ara appeared in over 70 films throughout his career and became known for his dramatic and versatile performances. In addition to his work as an actor, he also worked as a director and screenwriter. Ara was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal in 1956 for his contributions to Finnish culture. Despite being born in Sweden, he spent most of his life in Finland and considered himself a Finnish-Swedish actor.
Sten Lindgren (June 22, 1903 Munkfors-May 13, 1959 Stockholm) was a Swedish actor.
He started his acting career in the theater and made his film debut in 1934 in the movie "Simon the Sinner". Lindgren went on to appear in over 30 films during his career, including "Så tuktas kärleken" (1940), "Barnen från Frostmofjället" (1945), and "Kastrullresan" (1948). He was also a popular radio personality, hosting several radio shows in the 1940s and 50s. Lindgren was known for his versatility as an actor, playing both comedic and dramatic roles on stage and screen. He was married to actress Inga Landgré and the two often appeared together in productions. Lindgren passed away at the age of 55 after suffering a heart attack while performing in a play in Stockholm.
Lasse Krantz (August 10, 1903 Kristianstad-January 10, 1973 Stockholm) otherwise known as Lasse Kranz was a Swedish actor.
He began acting in the 1920s, appearing in several silent films before transitioning to talking pictures in the 1930s. Krantz went on to gain popularity throughout Sweden for his roles in numerous films and well-known plays. He was also a committed stage actor and performed as part of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for several years. Krantz's acting career spanned several decades, and he contributed greatly to the development of Swedish theatre and cinema. In addition to his acting work, he was also a talented director and worked on several theatre productions during his career.