Viveca Lindfors

Viveca Lindfors


in No Sad Songs for Me (1950) Born Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors
December 29, 1920(1920-12-29)
Uppsala, Sweden Died October 25, 1995 (aged 74)
Uppsala, Sweden Years active 1940–1995 Spouse(s) George Tabori (1953-1970) (divorced)
Don Siegel (1948-1953)
(divorced)
Folke Rogard (1944-1948) (divorced)
Harry Hasso (1941-1943) (divorced)

Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors (December 29, 1920 – October 25, 1995), better known under her professional name of Viveca Lindfors, was a Swedish stage and film actress.

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Lindfors was born in Uppsala, Sweden, the daughter of Karin Emilia Therese (née Dymling) and Axel Torsten Lindfors.[1][2] She trained at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm. Soon after, she became a theater and film star in Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1946 after being signed by Warner Bros. and began working in Hollywood. She appeared in more than one hundred films including Night Unto Night, No Sad Songs for Me, Dark City, King of Kings, Creepshow, and Stargate.She appeared with actors such as Ronald Reagan, Jeffrey Hunter, Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott and Errol Flynn. She also appeared on television, including the 1959 episode “The Temple of the Swinging Doll” of the NBC espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison. Later, she had a recurring role on the ABC series Life Goes On, for which she won an Emmy Award. Lindfors appeared with Joseph Cotten and Ward Bond in the 1957 film The Halliday Brand. One of her last performances was in the original Stargate film.An original and mesmerizing stage presence, her roles ranged from Strindberg to Shakespeare to the musical Pal Joey.In 1962, she shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress award with Rita Gam at the Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski‘s No Exit.[3]She was married four times: to Harry Hasso, a Swedish cinematographer; Folke Rogard, a Swedish attorney and FIDE President; Don Siegel, the director; and George Tabori, a Hungarian writer, producer and director. She had three children: two sons (John Tabori with Hasso, and the actor Kristoffer Tabori, with Siegel) and a daughter (Lena Tabori, with Rogard).[4]In the last years of her life, she taught acting at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She had returned to her native Sweden to perform in the play In Search of Strindberg. She died there of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 74, and was buried there. In New York, a service was held at the Actors Studio where Gene Frankel spoke to an audience about his respect and affection for her.

  • Adventures of Don Juan (1948) …. Queen Margaret
  • Four in a Jeep (1951) …. Franziska Idinger
  • I Accuse! (1958) …. Lucie Dreyfus
  • Rawhide …. Luisa Esquivel Y Hadley (1 episode, 1959)
  • Johnny Midnight …. Simone in episode “X Equals Murder” (1960)
  • The Story of Ruth (1960) …. Eleilat
  • Weddings and Babies (1960)…. Bea
  • King of Kings (1961) …. Claudia
  • Tempest ….Catherine the Great (1961)
  • The Untouchables …. Mrs. Jarreau (1 episode, 1961)
  • Naked City …. Lulu Kronen (1 episode, 1961)
  • No Exit (1962)
  • The Defenders …. Madeline Flanders / … (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea …. Dr. Laura Rettig (1 episode, 1964)
  • 12 O’Clock High …. Nicole Trouchard (1 episode, 1964)
  • Bonanza …. Angela Bergstrom (1 episode, 1965)
  • Ben Casey …. Mrs. Boone / … (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (1967) (TV)
  • The F.B.I. …. Eva Bolen / … (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
  • The Interns (1 episode, 1970)
  • A House Without Boundaries (1972)
  • The Way We Were (1973) …. Paula Reisner
  • Inside the Third Reich (1982) (TV) …. Gypsy woman
  • Creepshow …. Aunt Bedelia (1982)
  • Dynasty …. Adriana (1 episode, 1982)
  • Trapper John, M.D. …. Zella Korevechi (1 episode, 1984)
  • The Sure Thing (1985) …. Professor Taub
  • Frankenstein’s Aunt (1987) (TV) …. Hannah von Frankenstein
  • The Ann Jillian Story (1988) (TV) …. Ann’s Mother
  • China Beach …. Ilsa (1 episode, 1990)
  • The Exorcist III (1990) …. Nurse X
  • Law & Order …. Helga Holtz (1 episode, 1993)
  • Stargate (1994) …. Catherine Langford

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  • I’ve Got Sixpence …. Inez Cabral (1952)
  • Anastasia …. Anna (1954-55)
  • Miss Julie …. Miss Julie and The Stronger …. Miss Y (1956)
  • King Lear …. Cordelia (1956)
  • Pal Joey …. Vera Simpson (1963)
  • Postmark Zero (1965)
  • Dance of Death …. Alice (1971)

  • ^ Nättidningen RÖTTER – för dig som släktforskar! (Viveca Lindfors)
  • ^ Viveca Lindfors at Hollywood.com
  • ^ “Berlinale 1962: Prize Winners”. berlinale.de. http://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/1962/03_preistraeger_1962/03_Preistraeger_1962.html. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  • ^ Viveca Lindfors, Stage and Film Actress, 74; New York Times; By DAVID STOUT; Published: October 26, 1995; accessed 2008-02-06
  • ^ http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=49822
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