Swedish actors who deceased in 2009

Here are 6 famous actors from Sweden died in 2009:

Jan Molander

Jan Molander (April 2, 1920 Stockholm-June 30, 2009 Sweden) also known as Jan Göran Gustaf Harald Molander was a Swedish film director, actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Mari Molander and Anita Molander.

Molander began his career in the Swedish film industry as a sound engineer before transitioning to directing and writing screenplays in the 1940s. He made his directorial debut with the film "Ett brott" (1940), and went on to direct over 30 feature films throughout his career.

Some of Molander's most notable works include "Kvinnors väntan" (1952), which won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival, and "Bara en mor" (1949), which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Molander also directed several popular TV series in Sweden, including "Spanarna" and "Goda grannar".

In addition to his work as a director, Molander was also a prolific screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplay for several of his own films, as well as for the films of other directors. He also appeared as an actor in several films and TV series, including "Ingmarssönerna" (1979) and "Tre kärlekar" (1989).

Throughout his career, Molander was recognized for his contributions to Swedish film and television with several awards and honors, including the Swedish Film Institute's Honorary Award in 2006.

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Folke Sundquist

Folke Sundquist (November 4, 1925 Falun-January 13, 2009 Malmö Municipality) a.k.a. Folke Sundqvist was a Swedish actor.

He began his acting career in the 1940s and appeared in over 70 films and television shows throughout his lifetime. Sundquist was known for his versatile acting skills and his ability to play a wide range of characters. Some of his notable film credits include "The Seventh Seal", "Waiting Women", and "Wild Strawberries", all directed by the legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Sundquist was also a well-respected theater actor, having worked with some of the most prestigious theater groups in Sweden. In addition to acting, Sundquist was an accomplished musician, painter, and writer. He received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to Swedish culture, including the Royal Medal for Merit in 1995.

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Ulf Larsson

Ulf Larsson (July 1, 1956 Bromma-September 28, 2009) also known as Ulf Sigfrid Larsson or Uffe Larsson was a Swedish writer, theatre director, comedian and actor.

He was best known for his work in the comedic duo Stefan and Ulf, alongside Stefan Gerhardsson. The duo gained popularity in the 1980s with their unique brand of humor that often poked fun at Swedish society and politics. Larsson also appeared in various TV shows and films, including the Swedish films "House of Angels" and "House of Angels: The Second Summer". Apart from his work in the entertainment industry, Larsson was also a prolific writer, having authored several books throughout his career. He was awarded the Swedish Academy's Karl Gerhard Memorial Award in 1994 for his contributions to Swedish comedy. Tragically, Larsson passed away in 2009 at the age of 53 due to pancreatic cancer.

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Lasse Strömstedt

Lasse Strömstedt (May 23, 1935 Gävle-July 4, 2009 Gränna) otherwise known as Folke Lars-Olov Strömstedt, Folke Lars-Olov or Kennet Ahl was a Swedish actor, screenwriter and writer.

Born in Gävle, Sweden, Lasse Strömstedt began his career as an actor. He appeared in over 60 films and television series throughout his career. In 1967, he wrote and starred in the film "Who Saw Him Die?", which earned him a Guldbagge Award for Best Screenplay.

Apart from his work in the film industry, Strömstedt was also a successful writer. He wrote several novels, including "A Night at the Beach" and "The Music Man," as well as several plays. In 1972, he won the Swedish Academy's Astrid Lindgren Prize for children's literature.

Throughout his life, Strömstedt was known for his activism and advocacy for various causes, including animal rights and the environment. He was a member of the Swedish Green Party and an outspoken critic of nuclear power.

Lasse Strömstedt passed away on July 4, 2009 at the age of 74 in Gränna, Sweden. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Bernt Ström

Bernt Ström (March 6, 1940 Säter-August 31, 2009 Luleå) a.k.a. Bernt Valter Ström was a Swedish actor.

He studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Stockholm and began his acting career in the 1960s. Ström appeared in numerous Swedish films and TV shows throughout his career, including the popular crime series "Beck". He also had a successful career on the stage, performing in theaters throughout Sweden. In addition to his acting career, Ström was also known for his humanitarian work. He was a member of UNICEF Sweden's board of directors and was a strong advocate for the rights of children. Ström died in 2009 at the age of 69.

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Gunnar Nielsen

Gunnar Nielsen (June 23, 1919 Stockholm-January 9, 2009 Sweden) was a Swedish actor.

During his career, Gunnar Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and television shows. He began his acting career in the 1940s and quickly became popular for his roles in romantic comedies. Some of his most famous films include "Love Goes Up and Down," "One Summer of Happiness," and "The Poodle Lovers."

Aside from his film and television work, Nielsen was also active on the stage, performing in several Swedish theater productions. He was known for his versatile acting skills and ability to take on a wide range of roles.

Nielsen was widely regarded as one of Sweden's most beloved actors and was honored with several awards throughout his career, including a Guldbagge Award for Best Actor.

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