Swedish actors who deceased in 1972

Here are 3 famous actors from Sweden died in 1972:

Göran Gentele

Göran Gentele (September 29, 1917 Stockholm-July 18, 1972 Sardinia) also known as Klas Göran Herman Arvid Gentele was a Swedish film director, screenwriter and actor. His children are called Cecilia Gentele, Beatrice Gentele and Jeanette Gentele.

Göran Gentele studied law and then began his career in the entertainment industry as a theater actor. He later moved on to directing and screenwriting for both film and television. In 1955, he directed his first film, "Mord, lilla vän," which was a hit and established him as a successful filmmaker.

Throughout his career, Göran Gentele directed over twenty films, including the popular Swedish film "Flicka och hyacinter" which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1952. He is also known for his musical films, such as "Gäst i eget hus" (1957) and "Danssalongen" (1955).

In addition to his film work, Göran Gentele was also the head of the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company in the 1960s, where he innovated the use of television in education. He was also a member of the Swedish Film Academy and served as its chairman in the early 1970s.

Göran Gentele died unexpectedly at the age of 54 while on vacation in Sardinia, Italy. He is remembered as a prominent figure in Swedish cinema and for his significant contributions to the Swedish entertainment industry as a whole.

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Fritiof Billquist

Fritiof Billquist (May 5, 1901 Malmö Municipality-April 21, 1972 Stockholm) otherwise known as Erik Fritiof Billqvist, Fritjof Billquist or Fritiof Billqvist was a Swedish actor.

He began his acting career on stage, performing in various theater productions throughout Sweden. In the 1930s, he made his way into film and television, appearing in several popular productions of the time. Alongside his acting career, Billquist also had success as a singer and songwriter. He released several albums and singles throughout his career, and his music remains popular in Sweden to this day. In addition, Billquist was also an accomplished writer and wrote several books, primarily focused on his experiences in the entertainment industry. Despite his success in multiple fields, Billquist is perhaps best remembered for his acting work, which included both dramatic and comedic roles.

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Tord Stål

Tord Stål (September 14, 1906 Kristianstad-July 2, 1972 Stockholm) was a Swedish actor.

He was known for his dramatic roles and was considered as one of the most talented actors of his generation. Stål began his career as a stage actor in the 1930s and eventually made his way into films. He made his film debut in 1940 in the movie "Tre glada tokar" and went on to appear in over 40 films, including "Bara en mor", "Så tuktas kärleken", and "Visa från utanmyra". Stål was also a talented singer and released several records throughout his career. He received numerous accolades for his work, including the Royal Medal in 1958. Despite his success, Stål was known for his modesty and was always gracious towards his fans.

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