Here are 5 famous actors from Sweden died in 1965:
Lars Hanson (July 26, 1886 Gothenburg-April 8, 1965 Stockholm) also known as Lars Mauritz Hanson was a Swedish actor.
He is best known for his work in silent movies during the 1920s, such as the classic Swedish film "The Phantom Carriage" (1921) directed by Victor Sjöström. Hanson also starred in the German film "Faust" (1926) directed by F.W. Murnau. He continued acting in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both in Sweden and the United States. In the US, he appeared in several Hollywood movies, including "The Painted Veil" (1934) and "Captain Blood" (1935). Hanson was awarded the best actor award at the 1932 Venice Film Festival for his performance in the Swedish film "Kärlekens ögon" (The Eyes of Love).
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Åke Söderblom (January 20, 1910 Fritsla-May 22, 1965 Gothenburg) also known as Åke Fridolf Söderblom, Lill-Slam or Swift was a Swedish actor, screenwriter and songwriter. He had one child, Lena Söderblom.
Starting off as a stage actor, Åke Söderblom became widely popular in the 1940s and 1950s for his comic roles in Swedish films, both as an actor and writer. He acted in nearly 100 films throughout his career, including the Swedish noir classic "Night People" and the slapstick comedy "Life Begins at Thirty". Söderblom was known for his wit and humour, which reflected in his songwriting as well. Two of his most famous songs are "Den gamla Fritiof Nilsson" and "Sjung och var glad", both of which are still recognized in Sweden today. He was awarded the prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1964 for his portrayal of "Uncle Erik" in the film "Bombi Bitt och jag". Åke Söderblom's untimely death in 1965 came as a shock to the Swedish film industry and his fans worldwide.
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Anders Henrikson (June 13, 1896 Stockholm-October 17, 1965 Stockholm) otherwise known as Anders Henrikson Henry, Anders Henriksson, Anders H. Henrikson or Anders Henrik Henrikson was a Swedish actor, film director and screenwriter. He had one child, Mathias Henrikson.
Henrikson began his acting career in 1918 at the Intima Theatre in Stockholm, and went on to act in over 50 films. He was particularly known for his work in silent films, and for his collaborations with director Ingmar Bergman. In addition to his acting career, Henrikson directed several films and wrote screenplays.
During the early 1940s, Henrikson became involved with the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Sweden, and used his connections in the film industry to secretly distribute propaganda films. He was also involved in the founding of the Swedish Actors' Equity Association, and was active in advocating for better working conditions and rights for actors.
Later in life, Henrikson became a professor at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school in Stockholm, where he taught many future Swedish actors. He remained active in the Swedish film industry until his death in 1965.
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Elof Ahrle (January 21, 1900 Nyköping-June 3, 1965 Sollentuna Municipality) otherwise known as Gustaf Elof Carlson, Loffe or Ahrle, Elof was a Swedish film director and actor. He had two children, Leif Ahrle and Carina Ahrle.
Elof Ahrle began his career in the 1920s as a stage actor before transitioning to film in the 1930s. He quickly became a popular character actor, appearing in numerous Swedish films throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Ahrle also worked as a screenwriter and director, and directed his first film, "Ingen kan älska som vi" in 1940.
Ahrle's most successful film as a director was the 1942 drama "En trallande jänta," which starred popular Swedish actress Sickan Carlsson. He went on to direct several more films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "När syrenerna blomma" and "En dotter född."
In addition to his work in film, Ahrle was also a prolific radio and television actor, and hosted a popular radio show in the 1950s. He was known for his charming and comedic performances, and his work helped to establish the Swedish film and entertainment industries.
Ahrle passed away in 1965, leaving behind a legacy as one of Sweden's most beloved entertainers. His work continues to be celebrated and remembered by fans of Swedish film and television.
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Olof Sandborg (April 30, 1884 Gothenburg-March 26, 1965 Stockholm) a.k.a. Olof Sandberg was a Swedish actor.
Sandborg was known for his extensive contribution on the Swedish stage with roughly 120 roles, and he also appeared in around 75 Swedish films. He began his acting career in 1906 with the Stockholm-based theatre company Djursholms Lilla Teater, and later joined The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Apart from his work on stage and screen, Sandborg was also an accomplished songwriter and had composed music for several theatre productions. He was awarded the Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus in 1957 for his contributions to the fine arts in Sweden.
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