Here are 7 famous actors from Sweden were born in 1914:
Lennart Wallén (October 15, 1914-May 25, 1967 Stockholm) also known as Lennart Wallen was a Swedish film editor, film director, television editor, actor and screenwriter.
Wallén began his career in the film industry as an editor in the 1930s and later became a sought-after film director in the 1950s and 1960s. He directed several successful Swedish films including "Only a Mother" (1949) and "One Summer of Happiness" (1951) which received international recognition.
Aside from directing, Wallén was also a talented film editor and worked on several films including "Smiles of a Summer Night" (1955) and "Wild Strawberries" (1957) directed by the legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
Wallén's work in television includes editing and directing several popular Swedish television series during the 1960s. He was also an accomplished actor and appeared in several films including "Sommarnöje sökes" (1950) and "Kvinnors väntan" (1952).
Sadly, Wallén passed away in 1967 at the age of 52, leaving behind a legacy of outstanding work in the Swedish film industry.
Olle Nordemar (July 25, 1914 Stockholm-February 18, 1999 Stockholm) a.k.a. Olof Harry Nordemar, Harry Olof "Olle" Nordemar or Olof Harry "Olle" Nordemar was a Swedish film producer, cinematographer, television producer and actor. His children are called Rolf Nordemar and Hans Nordemar.
Nordemar produced several successful films in Sweden during the 1940s and 1950s, some of which won international recognition. He also worked as a cinematographer for iconic Swedish directors like Ingmar Bergman and Arne Mattsson. His TV production credits include the game show "Vi i femman" and the music program "Hylands hörna." Nordemar also occasionally acted in films, usually in supporting roles. He received several accolades for his work, including the Swedish Film Institute's Honorary Award. Outside of his film and TV work, Nordemar was known for his love of sailing and competed in several international regattas.
Sejr Volmer-Sørensen (February 7, 1914 Kristianstad-May 11, 1982 Copenhagen) also known as Volmer-Sørensen, Sejr Volmer-Sørensen, Sejr Volmer Sørensen, Win Volmer-Sørensen or Volmer Sørensen was a Swedish screenwriter, actor, pianist, lyricist, television director and presenter. He had one child, Stefan Fønss.
Sejr Volmer-Sørensen was known for his contributions to Scandinavian cinema, as he wrote several screenplays and acted in a number of films. He was one of the founding members of the Danish film company "Nordisk Films Kompagni" and worked on a number of their productions. In addition to his work in film, Sejr Volmer-Sørensen was also an accomplished pianist and composer. He wrote music for several films and plays, and also performed as a pianist in various venues across Europe. Later in his career, he became known as a television presenter and director, hosting a popular weekly program that showcased music and entertainment. Overall, Sejr Volmer-Sørensen was a highly influential figure in Scandinavian cultural life, and his contributions helped shape the arts in the region for decades to come.
Egon Larsson (October 30, 1914 Stockholm-February 7, 1989 Helsingborg) was a Swedish actor. He had three children, Chatarina Larsson, Gunilla Larsson and Lalle Larsson.
Egon Larsson began his acting career in 1939 when he got his first role in the stage production of "Fatuus". He went on to act in several Swedish films and TV shows, earning critical acclaim for his performances. He was known for his versatility as an actor and played a range of characters, from comedic roles to more serious and dramatic ones. In addition to his acting career, Larsson also worked as a dubbing artist, lending his voice to various foreign films that were dubbed into Swedish. He continued to act until his death in 1989, leaving behind a legacy as one of Sweden's most talented actors.
Åke Grönberg (March 26, 1914 Stockholm-September 15, 1969 Stockholm City Centre) otherwise known as Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish actor, singer and film director.
Grönberg began his career as a stage actor, performing at various theaters in Stockholm in the 1930s. He made his film debut in 1938 and went on to appear in over 60 films, becoming one of Sweden's most popular actors in the 1940s and 1950s. He was known for his versatile acting skills, and often played both comedic and dramatic roles.
In addition to acting, Grönberg was also a talented singer and recorded a number of popular songs throughout his career. He even directed and starred in his own films such as "Mister Martini" and "Resan till dej" which were both released in 1953.
Despite his success on stage and screen, Grönberg had a troubled personal life and struggled with alcoholism. He died at the age of 55 due to complications related to his drinking. Despite his struggles, Grönberg's legacy as one of Sweden's most beloved actors continues to live on.
Andrew Walter (September 25, 1914 Jämtland County-January 2, 1978 Stockholm) a.k.a. Walter, Andrew or Anders Walter Persson was a Swedish actor, composer and musician.
He began his career as a musician, performing with various bands and orchestras in the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1950s, he turned his focus to acting and quickly became a popular figure in Swedish film and television. He appeared in over 60 films and TV shows throughout his career, often playing tough, no-nonsense characters.
In addition to his work as an actor, Walter was also an accomplished composer, writing and performing music for many of the films he appeared in. He was known for his skill with a variety of instruments, including the accordion, harmonica, and guitar.
Walter continued to work in film and television up until his death in 1978. He was widely regarded as a talented and versatile performer, and his contributions to Swedish entertainment have had a lasting impact on the industry.
Henrik Schildt (July 10, 1914 Helsinki-March 15, 2001 Bromma) was a Swedish actor. He had three children, Peter Schildt, Johan Schildt and Veronica Schildt Bendjelloul.
Henrik Schildt started his acting career in 1936 at the Swedish Theater in Helsinki. In 1939, he moved to Stockholm where he worked in several theaters including the prestigious Royal Dramatic Theatre. Schildt was known for his remarkable character portrayals and he made his mark in films such as "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries" directed by Ingmar Bergman. He also worked in television and was a regular on the popular Swedish series "Hem till byn". Apart from his acting career, Schildt was also an accomplished linguist and spoke several languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, German and French fluently. Henrik Schildt was highly respected in the industry and was awarded the prestigious Illis Quorum medal in 1988 for his contributions to Swedish culture.