Swedish actors who deceased at age 76

Here are 4 famous actors from Sweden died at 76:

Gunnar Björnstrand

Gunnar Björnstrand (November 13, 1909 Stockholm-May 26, 1986 Djursholm) a.k.a. Gunnar Bjornstrand, Gunnar, Knut Gunnar Johansson or Knut Gunnar Johanson was a Swedish actor. He had four children, Veronica Björnstrand, Stefan Björnstrand, Gabrielle Björnstrand and Kristina Björnstrand.

Björnstrand was best known for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. He appeared in 13 of Bergman's films, including "The Seventh Seal", "Wild Strawberries", and "Winter Light". He also acted in other films, such as "Miss Julie" and "The Emigrants", and was a member of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Björnstrand was recognized for his acting talent, receiving several awards throughout his career, including a lifetime achievement award from the Guldbagge Awards. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 76.

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Alf Sjöberg

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 died caused by traffic collision.

Sjöberg graduated from the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school in Stockholm and began his career as a stage actor and director. He eventually transitioned to film, directing several notable films, including "Torment" (1944), which was co-written by Ingmar Bergman. Sjöberg was known for his psychological themes and experimental style.

Sjöberg won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1951 for his film "Miss Julie," an adaptation of August Strindberg's play. He also received three other nominations at Cannes for his films "Hets" (1944), "Bara en mor" (1949), and "Sången om den eldröda blomman" (1956).

In addition to his film work, Sjöberg served as the director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1949 to 1964. He was also an accomplished translator and author, translating works by several prominent playwrights into Swedish and writing several books on theatre and film.

Sjöberg's contributions to Swedish film and theatre have been widely recognized and celebrated. He is considered one of Sweden's greatest filmmakers and his influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary Swedish directors.

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Georg Skarstedt

Georg Skarstedt (January 31, 1900 Falun-December 8, 1976 Vällingby) also known as Per Georg Wilhelm Skarstedt was a Swedish actor.

He began his acting career at the age of 21, performing on stage in various theaters in Stockholm. Skarstedt is best known for his roles in Swedish films such as "Häxnatten" (1944), "Brott och Straff" (1945) and "Rötägg" (1946). He also appeared in international films including "The Seventh Seal" (1957) directed by Ingmar Bergman. In addition to acting, Skarstedt was also a writer and director, and he had several plays produced for the stage. He was married to Swedish actress Naima Wifstrand for many years until her death in 1968. Skarstedt passed away in 1976 at the age of 76 in Vällingby, Sweden.

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Sven Scholander

Sven Scholander (April 21, 1860 Stockholm-December 14, 1936 Djursholm) was a Swedish actor.

He began his career in the theater in Stockholm in the late 1870s, appearing in both dramatic and comedic roles. In 1897, he started working in films, becoming one of Sweden's first movie actors. He appeared in over 130 films, including silent films and early talkies, and gained popularity for his versatility and expressive acting style. He also directed a few films, including "The Girl from the Marsh Croft" in 1917. Scholander was regarded as one of Sweden's most gifted actors and was awarded the Royal Medal of Litteris et Artibus in recognition of his contributions to Swedish theater and film.

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