Swedish actors who deceased in 1960

Here are 2 famous actors from Sweden died in 1960:

Victor Sjöström

Victor Sjöström (September 20, 1879 Årjäng Municipality-January 3, 1960 Stockholm) also known as Victor Sjostrom, Victor David Sjöström, Victor Seastrom or Seastrom was a Swedish film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer. He had two children, Guje Lagerwall and Caje Bjerke.

Sjöström began his career in the theater before transitioning to film. He is considered one of the pioneers of Swedish cinema and was a leading figure in the Swedish silent film era. Sjöström directed around forty films in Sweden before being recruited by Hollywood in the 1920s.

In Hollywood, Sjöström directed and acted in several successful films, including the 1928 film "The Wind" starring Lillian Gish. He was known for his strong focus on character development and his ability to convey deep emotions on screen. Despite his success in Hollywood, he eventually returned to Sweden where he continued to direct films until his retirement in 1949.

Sjöström's legacy in cinema continues to be celebrated and studied, with many filmmakers citing him as a major influence on their work. His contribution to early cinema and his influence on Hollywood's Golden Age solidify his place in film history.

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Richard Lund

Richard Lund (July 9, 1885 Gothenburg-September 27, 1960 Mölndal) also known as Richard Olof Lund or Rickard Lund was a Swedish actor.

He began his acting career as a theater actor in Gothenburg before transitioning to film in the 1920s. Lund was one of the most prominent actors in the Swedish film industry during the mid-twentieth century and appeared in over 100 films. Some of his notable roles include portraying Dr. Glas in "Första Divisionen" (1941), a film based on Hjalmar Söderberg's novel, and playing the character Kapten Nemo in the Swedish film adaptation of Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1916). In addition to his acting career, Lund also worked as a director, writer and producer for the Swedish film industry.

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