Swedish actors who deceased at age 66

Here are 8 famous actors from Sweden died at 66:

Bo Widerberg

Bo Widerberg (June 8, 1930 Malmö Municipality-May 1, 1997 Båstad) also known as Bo Gunnar Widerberg or Bo Wideberg was a Swedish screenwriter, film director, film editor and actor. His children are called Johan Widerberg, Nina Widerberg, Martin Widerberg and Matilda Widerberg.

He died caused by stomach cancer.

Bo Widerberg began his career in the film industry as a film critic and was a part of a group of young Swedish filmmakers who were instrumental in bringing about the Swedish New Wave. He was known for his socially conscious and politically engaged films, with some of his notable works including "Elvira Madigan" (1967), "Adalen 31" (1969), and "Joe Hill" (1971).

Widerberg was also a professor at the Swedish National Film School and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. He won many awards for his work throughout his career, including the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for his film "Elvira Madigan".

Aside from his work in film, Widerberg was also a published author, and his novels include "Rännstensungar" and "Mannen på taket". He was married to Ingalill Andersson, a fellow filmmaker, from 1956 until his death in 1997.

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Stig Johanson

Stig Johanson (December 18, 1919 Borås-April 9, 1986 Täby) a.k.a. Stikkan Johansson, Stickan Johansson or Stickan Johanson was a Swedish actor.

However, he is perhaps best known as the music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the global pop phenomenon ABBA, alongside co-managing the Polar Music record label with ABBA member Benny Andersson. Johansson played a crucial role in the success of ABBA, as he was responsible for negotiating favorable record deals and managing their tours and publicity. He also co-wrote many of ABBA's hit songs. After ABBA's disbandment in 1982, Johansson shifted his focus to developing Swedish music talent and promoting the Swedish music industry. He was posthumously inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Åke Fridell

Åke Fridell (June 23, 1919 Gävle-August 26, 1985 Stockholm) a.k.a. Ake Friedell was a Swedish actor.

Fridell had a prolific career as an actor, appearing in over 100 films and television shows. He was well-known for his work in Ingmar Bergman's films, such as "Wild Strawberries" and "The Silence." Fridell also had a successful career in theatre, working with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In addition to his acting career, he was also a writer and director, and he wrote several plays and screenplays throughout his lifetime. Fridell passed away in Stockholm in 1985 at the age of 66.

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Sture Ericson

Sture Ericson (September 27, 1912 Salem-March 15, 1979 Stockholm) a.k.a. Sture Fredrik Magnus Eriksson was a Swedish actor.

He was born in Salem, Stockholm County, Sweden in 1912. After graduating from high school, Ericson began working as a bank clerk but soon realized that his true passion was acting. He studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school in Stockholm and began his acting career in the late 1930s.

Ericson appeared in over 50 films during his career, including "Miss Julie" (1951), "The Seventh Seal" (1957), and "Wild Strawberries" (1957), all directed by Ingmar Bergman. He also appeared in theatre productions, often at the Royal Dramatic Theatre where he had studied.

In addition to his acting career, Ericson was also involved in politics. He was a member of the Swedish parliament from 1958 to 1964, representing the Social Democratic Party.

Ericson died in Stockholm in 1979, aged 66.

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Ernst Günther

Ernst Günther (June 3, 1933 Karlskrona-December 8, 1999 Glemmingebro) also known as Ernst Harry Ingemar Günther was a Swedish actor, film director and screenwriter. He had two children, Rickard Günther and Savva Ernst Günther.

Ernst Günther initially started his career in the early 1950s as a radio host and a stage actor. He then made his film debut in 1955 and went on to appear in over 70 films and TV shows. Some of his notable film credits include "The Virgin Spring" (1960), "Shame" (1968), and "Fanny and Alexander" (1982), all directed by legendary Director Ingmar Bergman.

In addition to acting, Günther also directed and wrote screenplays for several films. He made his directorial debut in 1974 with the film "Märit" and went on to direct other movies such as "Kiss Myggen" (1978) and "Kalle Blomkvist - Mästerdetektiven lever farligt" (1996).

Günther's notable TV appearances include the popular TV series "The Sandhamn Murders" (1996) and "Rederiet" (1992-1999) among others.

Ernst Günther was highly regarded in the Swedish film industry for his versatility and talent both as an actor and a filmmaker. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.

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Lasse Brandeby

Lasse Brandeby (April 27, 1945 Gothenburg-November 20, 2011 Gothenburg) a.k.a. Brandeby, Lasse, Lars Brandeby, Lars Thorsten Brandeby or Kurt Olsson was a Swedish actor and screenwriter. His child is Anna Brandeby.

He died as a result of prostate cancer.

Lasse Brandeby was best known for portraying the character of Kurt Olsson, a clumsy and socially awkward Swedish man, in several comedy films and TV series. He co-wrote the scripts for the Kurt Olsson movies with his colleague Claes Eriksson.

Aside from his work with Kurt Olsson, Brandeby had a successful career on stage and screen. He appeared in numerous films, including "Branäs Heta Sommar" and "Åke och hans värld". He also starred in TV series such as "Varuhuset" and "Rederiet".

Brandeby was heavily involved in the Gothenburg cultural scene and was often seen at theater productions and art exhibits. He was particularly known for his love of jazz music.

Throughout his career, Brandeby won numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Swedish cinema and culture. He is remembered as a beloved and talented actor, writer, and cultural figure in Sweden.

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Heinz Hopf

Heinz Hopf (November 11, 1934 Stockholm-January 23, 2001 Åkersberga) was a Swedish actor.

He died caused by laryngeal cancer.

Heinz Hopf began his acting career in the late 1950s, appearing in various Swedish television programs and theater productions. He gained national recognition for his role as Magnus in the popular television series "Hem till byn" (1971-1982). Hopf was known for his versatile acting skills and appeared in many films and television shows throughout his career.

In addition to acting, Hopf was also a writer and director. He directed several productions for the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, including August Strindberg's "Dance of Death" and William Shakespeare's "King Lear". Hopf was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Hopf's legacy in Swedish film and theater is remembered by his contributions to the industry and the impact he had on future generations of actors and filmmakers.

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Jonas Falk

Jonas Falk (August 3, 1944 Örgryte-December 26, 2010) otherwise known as Jonas Emanuel Falk was a Swedish actor.

He began his acting career in the 1960s, appearing in various theater productions before transitioning to film and television. Falk is best known for his role as Harry Friberg in the Swedish crime drama series "Beck," which aired from 1997 to 2010.

Falk also appeared in several films throughout his career, including "The Simple Life" (1974), "The White Wall" (1975), and "The Adventures of Picasso" (1978).

Aside from his acting career, Falk was involved in political activism and was a member of the Swedish Communist Party. He was also a supporter of the Palestinian cause and participated in various protests and demonstrations in support of Palestinian rights.

Falk passed away on December 26, 2010, at the age of 66.

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